Elegance, sleek body, rust markings and thinner bone structure. That’s what American Doberman or Doberman Pinscher is for you.
This dog came to America in early 1900s (along with migrants and dog breeders) and got recognised as an American breed in 1908 by American Kennel Club.
Since then, it has been a total favourite of the Americans.
Did You Know?
- Starting from its early induction in K-9 squads, to therapy and service dogs, in search and rescues and as a sports dog in competitions and dog shows.
- They even served as US Marine Corps in World War 2 and earned quite a name, fame and love in the hearts of all the Americans.
- Twenty-five of these “Devil Dogs” sacrificed their life in line of duty in the Battle of Guam (1944). They have their names inscribed on the War Memorial.
- They even have a movie of their own “The Doberman Gang” (1972).
Figure 1 Storm, the Doberman who owned Westminster
Colours they are available in
Doberman Pinscher is available in Black & Rust, Blue & Rust, Fawn or Isabella & Rust and Red & Rust.
Colours Not Acceptable
- All Black and Albino coloured Doberman are not accepted by American Kennel Club as standard breeds of Doberman Pinscher.
- White is acknowledged, but not accepted as a standard breed of Doberman Pinscher by the American Kennel Club.
- A Doberman Pinscher pup would cost you around 500 – 2500 $, depending upon who you buy it from and what all things he/she comes with. Everything starting from a good breeder, to first rounds of vaccination and dog license accumulates to such high costs.
- Colours also effect the pricing a little. All the recognized standard breeds will cost you 1500 – 2500 $. But the unrecognized breeds can surmount the price, due to their unavailability and scarcity.
- Weight: 34-45 kgs (male), 27-36 kgs (female)
- Height: 26-28 inches (male), 24-26 inches (female)
- Mood: Intelligent, Loving, Owner friendly emotions, Ideal family dog
- Overall Build: Longer thin refined body of a show dog, thinner bone structure
- Head: Thinner wedge like head with thin muzzle and jaw structure
- Eyes: Light brown (White Doberman Pinscher has Blue Eyes)
- Chest: Small and narrow
- They are a protective but not assertive.
- Daily exercise routine can be repeated, they don’t require extensive exercises or changes in them.
- In an unknown environment, they might need reassurances and a little hand holding (leash holding).
- They see their owner as an elder friend or brother and not as a direct head in the chain of command.
- They are ideal show dog, with a body of an elegant aristocrat (who keeps himself/herself in shape).
- They are also good family dog. They share with the family members and care for them.
From Where could you get them
To get your hands on an authentic AKC certified Doberman Pinscher, you need to check AKC Market Place called “Puppy Finder”.
Below is the link for the same: https://marketplace.akc.org/puppies/doberman-pinscher
AKC also provides “PuppyVisor”, to help you and steer you through the process of finding your Doberman Pinscher.
Hope you enjoyed reading and will be a good owner to this lovely dog.