Dog Breed Guide: Doberman Pinschers
By Dr. Marc, a veterinarian and blogger for pet insurance provider Pets Best Insurance
About the Doberman Pinscher
Height (to base of neck): Males 26 to 28 inches; Females 24 to 26 inches
Weight: Males 66-80 lb; Females 66-75 lb
Color: Black, red, blue, fawn
Origin: Germany in the 1900’s bred to be a guard dog and companion animal
Coat: Smooth and short
Life Expectancy: Up to 13 years
Exercise needs: Frequent Exercise
Is a Doberman Pinscher the right breed for you?
The Doberman is known to be a very loyal and protective dog. They are natural guard dogs and possess intelligence, fearlessness, an alert demeanor and high stamina. They are quite trainable, but require excessive early socialization to prevent aggression later on. They need frequent human contact and a high level of stimulation and activity. They shed an average amount and need minimal grooming.
5 common illnesses, medical conditions and accidents for Doberman Pinschers
According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Avg. Claim Amount||Most Expensive Claim|
|Lipoma (benign fat tumors)||$526||$5,630|
|Foreign Body Ingestion||$2,504||$6,575|
Photos of Doberman Pinschers
Photo above: Lily lays with crossed feet. Submitted by Linda C.
Photo above: Zach and Lily keep an eye on the backyard. Submitted by Linda C.
Photo above: A brown and fawn doberman pinscher dog smiles in a field.
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