Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher is a domestic breed. The most common of pet breeds, they are well known for being quite intelligent, alert, and a very loyal companion. In the past they were commonly used for watch dogs guard dogs and even the police used them. Not as common anymore.
With a square frame the male Doberman Pinscher typically stands at about 26 to 28 inches, 27.5 being ideal (66 to 72 cm). The female tends to be a bit shorter. Both depend on the way they were bred. It's length should actually be equal to it's height to the withers or dorsal spine.
Normally the male will weigh anywhere from 75 to 100 pounds(35 to 45 kg). The female slightly less at 65 to 90 pounds(27 to 41 kg).
People often mistake the Doberman Pinscher to be aggressive and mean. In the past they were trained this way when they were used as a guard dogs. As long as they are trained properly the Doberman Pinscher can be a protective yet loyal house pet.
It is a proven fact though that Doberman Pinschers in North America are calmer than their European counterparts because of these breeding strategies.
On average they live any where from 10 to 14 years.
Common illnesses include dialated cardiomayopathy,cervical vertabral instabillity(CVI), von Willerbrands Disease(a bleeding disorder),prostedic disease. On the lessor side of problems include hypothyroidism and hip displasia.
Doberman Pinschers were first bred in the town of Apolda, in the German state of Thuringia around 1890.

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