Dog Breed Guide: Doberman Pinschers

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A doberman pinscher dog stands in an open field.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
Skin Allergies $686 $2,654
Leg Injury/Limping $535 $5,121
Foreign Body Ingestion $2,504 $6,575
Laceration $407 $1,980


Photos of Doberman Pinschers 

A doberman pinscher dog female dog named Lily lays with crossed feet.

Photo above: Lily lays with crossed feet. Submitted by Linda C.

Two dobermans lay on their beds while looking out to the backyard.

Photo above: Zach and Lily keep an eye on the backyard. Submitted by Linda C.

A brown and fawn doberman pinscher dog stands outside.

Photo above: A brown and fawn doberman pinscher dog smiles in a field.


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