Brief History of the Breed
as the Dobermann Pinscher, the breed is now
known by the name Dobermann in Australia.
In the USA, the breed is known as Doberman
Pinscher. The name is drawn from the original German breeder, Louis
Originally the breed possessed a very fierce character, however in
the Post-War era it has been successfully developed as a companion and show dog. Indeed,
the Dobermann has no peer as a guard and
companion. He/she is extremely loyal, attentive, and gentle, until aroused.
For this latter reason, Dobermann
males do not always mix well with other canine males.
The Dobermann Head
The Dobermann head should be in proportion to the body. It should be long, well filled out under eyes and clean cut, with good depth of muzzle. Seen from above and side, resembles an elongated blunt wedge. The upper part of the head should be flat and free from wrinkle. The top of skull should be flat, slight stop; the muzzle line extending parallel to top line of skull. Cheeks should be flat, lips tight. The nose should be solid black in black dogs, solid dark brown in brown dogs, solid dark grey in blue dogs and light brown in fawn dogs.
Dobermann in Profile
The Dobermann should have a medium size, muscular and elegant, well set body.It should be of proud carriage, compact and tough; and capable of great speed. The ideal height for Dogs is 69 cms (27 ins) at the shoulders, for Bitches it is 65 cms (25½ ins)