DOBERMANN DESCRIPTION

Bred as a guardian dog by a Treasury inspector called Dobermann, this working dog with a brave heart and athlete body is the image of strength and skill. 
 
An impressive silhouette of courage and muscle, the Dobermann should be a medium sized dog with a square build. It has a compact structure, for speed as well as resistance, and the ideal height is 70 cm for the male, 5 cm less for females. The head is described as long and dry, as a wedge with a snub tip. The eyes, with a moderately deep insertion and almond shaped; the ears are high inserted, small, cropped and erect, or natural and dropped; the upper section of the skull is flat; light stop; the chest, wide, with a well defined sternum; the ribcage defined at the origin; the stomach well tucked in; wide hips; short and firm back in a straight line. The tail is traditionally docked at the second vertebrae. Fore and hindquarter with similar angulations, straight limbs and parallel amongst them. Hair short, strong and very flat on the body. Colors include black and tan and brown and tan; for the Americans blue and golden is also correct (in Europe it is not admitted). Other colors disqualify for show. White spots are not desirable.
 
WHO IS IT RIGHT FOR
The Dobermann puppy wants to please its owner. Your puppy should be awake and curious. The show puppy should have dark pigmentation since it is small, as these brown and tan puppies display. 
Choose a Dobermann puppy with a proven line. Be aware of possible anomalies compulsory to the breed, as licking their sides and the dance disease, which can be troublesome but not deadly.
The Dobermann is an excellent family dog and house and garden guardian. The Dobermann grows fond of its people, and needs to socialize with them at home. It gets along with children, if they are well behaved. Very intelligent and pleasing with its owner, the Dobermann can be trained to be a formidable guardian with a lot of strength and ability. It stands out in obedience and police work. In the hands of the right people, and proceeding from a quality breeder, the Dobermann is sweet and docile, never false or aggressive. The Dobermann has very short haor and an overly cold weather is not good for it.
 
DEVELOPMENT             
After nine or ten weeks the puppy should have balanced adult proportions, including the shape of the eyes and ear insertion. 
The Dobermann usually has numerous litters, and the puppies grow quickly, for which adequate nutrition is the breeder’s largest concern. Tail docking and dewclaw removal (if any) is usually done after three days. When ear clipping available, it is done after three days. According to existing laws in every country. After eight weeks a Dobermann weighs between 7.5 and 10 kg, and after nine or ten weeks it will resemble what it will be as an adult, at two years. The buyer should select a puppy with a good character, considering the parent’s temperament, and the scope of the tests performed by the breeder. The new owner should make sure of providing a highly nutritious diet during the first two years, to guarantee that this fast growing dog has a correct growth. It is not recommendable to provide calcium supplements. The owner should be firm but gentle, and always consistent in its training. Especially during adolescence it is essential that the dog receives plenty of quality socialization and training.

HEALTH
The Dobermann puppy needs constant socialization and reward to become an adorable and affectionate partner.
The Dobermann should be had as a domestic dog, never as a dog to be locked up in a breeder or living in it. The breed is affected by a disease called cardiomiopathy, a type of congestive cardiac failure that can provoke sudden death. It is known that the Dobermann can suffer serious problems related to the skeleton. Besides hip dysplasia, there is a cervical instability syndrome that affects dogs between four and ten years, and that according to the degree it can cause from a slight limp to almost hindquarter paralysis. Osteosarcoma is also reported. There is a skin disease, mutant color alopecia that affects especially the blue Dobermann, with a matte hair box, scaly skin, fistulas and alopecia that can be treated. Von Willebrand cases have been documented, with common symptoms of persistent hemorrhages, subcutaneous hematoma formation and persistent diarrhea, often bloody. There are also hereditary anomalies in the immune system, such as congenital kidney hypoplasia (with symptomatology similar to kidney failure) and a congenital metabolic hepatic defect. There are cases of hypotiroidism that can be treated perfectly. The healthy Dobermann, without cardiomiopathy, can live ten years. 
 
Protective mothers of guard breeds as the Dobermann provide excellent care and abundant affection to their puppies.