Doberman Pinschers are known to be intelligent, obedient, energetic, and watchful dogs. Commonly they are used as service dogs, especially in law enforcement. With this is mind nonworking dogs need physical and mental stimulation from their families. They are eager to learn especially with reward-based training, and enjoy many activities including agility, tracking, flyball, freestyle frisbee, and obedience as sport which also helps them bond with their families.
Doberman Pinscher History:
The Doberman Pinscher was created in Germany in the 19th century by Frederick Louis Doberman, he was a tax collector and the local dog catcher. He required a strong sturdy breed that would assist him with his work.
The breed was developed from numerous crosses with other breeds. The combination of colour, shape and strength come from the Rottweiler and Great Dane, the agility and determination of the German Pinscher, the speed of the Greyhound, the tenacity of various Terriers and the sleek coat and figure of the Manchester Terrier. It is postulated that Schnauzers, German Shepherds, German Shorthaired Pointers and Weimaraners were also added to the mix. While the Doberman has the tendency to have a reputation as a guard dog, the breed is also widely used for guide work and therapy.