Before you consider adopting a Doberman, you should consider the pros and cons of the breed.
Doberman Pinschers love adventure and being with people. They are a very versatile dog that need
lots of exercise,obedience training and mental stimulation. It is highly recommended that you educate
yourself with their history,temperament, and health issues as well. To avoid digestive and skin
problems, a good quality dog food is a must! Dobermans make wonderful family dogs. Their devotion
to their owners make them great service dogs and ensures that your Doberman will want to be by
your side as much as possible. Known as a very intelligent and inquisitive breed, Dobermans can be
easy to train,as long as you are firm and authoritative. Obedience training is a must,  especially if
adopting a puppy,not doing this could result in your Doberman developing his own attitude and
opinions on life. Dobermans can have behavior issues and lack of obedience training as a puppy often
results in the owner surrendering the dog as an adult because he or she can no longer control the
Dobermans strong will. They are energetic and eager to please,which makes them ideal for someone
who loves spending time outdoors. Dobermans also need lots of socialization with other dogs.
Preferably as puppies, so frequent trips to the dog park are a must for Doberman owners. Steering
their energy in the right direction,they are wonderful dogs,left alone in a yard or home unsupervised
without training can lead to unwanted behavior. Though they love to spend time outdoors,make sure
you cuddle with your Doberman every night. They are highly sensitive to the cold and prefer to stay
inside where it is warm! They are not a breed that can live outdoors and would never survive a
Michigan winter! They do not require much grooming, their short, sleek fur only requires a weekly
brushing and occasional bath.
Many Doberman Pinschers are dropped off at shelters when their owners didn't have the time and
commitment to properly train or care for them. If you take time to find one whose personality meshes
with yours,adopting a Doberman can be the start of a long and beautiful relationship. However, we
strongly encourage you to enroll in obedience training to further strengthen the bond between you
and your new forever friend. As many Dobe owners would say, "once you own a Doberman,you don't
want another breed."
Interesting Doberman Pinscher Facts
* The Doberman originated in Apolda, in Thueringen, Germany, around 1890

* The Doberman was officially recognized as a breed in 1900

* The Doberman takes its name from Friedrich Louis Dobermann of Apolda

* The Doberman emerges from old short haired shepard-dog stock combined with Rottweiller, Black and Tan Terrier, and smooth-haired German Pinscher

* The Doberman Pinscher Club of America was founded in 1921

* "Always Faithful", a life-size Doberman in Bronze, is located in Guam at the War Dog Cemetery at the U.S. Naval base in Orate Point as a permanent monument.
"Always Faithful"
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