5 Reasons a Doberman Pincer Might Be the Right Dog Breed for You


Close up of Doberman Pinscher outdoors

Julie Poole, Animal Photography   With proper training and socialization, the Doberman can be a great family companion.


The Doberman Pinscher may have a reputationfor being a sharp and even sinister dog, but with proper training, he can be a friendly, stable companion. Learn more about this Workingbreed and whether he might be the right dog breed for you.

They’re generally brainy.

Considered one of the smartest dog breeds, the Doberman needs an outlet for his intelligence or else you might find yourself with a bored, destructive dog. Because he’s usually so smart, he also tends to take well to training.

They’re often protectors.

The Doberman tends to be a loyal type who will protect his family. He’s also typically an alert watchdog capable of anticipating danger and threats. However, if he hasn’t been socialized and trained to behave appropriately around strangers, he may be suspicious of and potentially aggressive toward visitors in your home.

They can be athletic.

Typically an energetic breed, the Doberman may enjoy hiking, running and agility. In fact, in the 1950s, before agility and freestyle competitions were invented, the Doberman Drill Team thrilled audiences with its amazing physical feats.

They come in a variety of colors.

You’re probably familiar with the black Doberman with rust markings, but the breed comes in a number of colors including blue (actually gray) with rust markings, various shades of red-brown with rust markings and a light tan color called “Isabella,” which also has rust markings.

They can be good with children.

A Doberman raised with kids and other pets is likely to love and protect them.

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I firmly believe that the aggression has been bred out of the breed over the years.  Dobies are extremely smart and wonderfully loving.  They are an energetic dog who is very loyal to their pet parents.   As with many other breeds,  if the dog is raised with love, the dog will respond lovingly.      When I purchased my Bella, I was told that she was a purebred Doberman.  Those who follow this site know that after I did an Embark DNA swab on her,  I discovered that she was 75% Doberman  and 25% Wamerainer.   I can tell you that this combination is awesome,  Laughing to myself, my “purebred”  Dobie is the best dog that I ever had.  She breezed through Service Dog Training for Mobility. and has been by my side for the last 8 years.    Some dog breeds have a bad reputation based on past history. but that does not mean that every dog in the breed will be problematic.                                  .

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