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Do Dobermans shed a lot of fur?

Hey there, fellow dog lovers!

I am seriously considering getting a Doberman, but I'm a bit concerned about shedding. I have allergies, and I've had some bad experiences in the past with breeds that shed a lot. I really like the look and temperament of the Doberman, but before I commit to bringing one into my home, I need to know: do they shed a lot of fur?

I definitely don't mind grooming and taking care of a dog's coat, but I would prefer not to have hair all over my house, clothes, and furniture. Can anyone with experience owning a Doberman weigh in on this? Is their shedding minimal or significant? And if they do shed a lot, is there anything I can do to minimize it?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Hi everyone!

I have owned a Doberman for 3 years now, and I can say that they do shed, but it's not excessive. Of course, shedding amounts may vary from one dog to another, but in general, I haven't found the shedding to be unmanageable.

I brush my Doberman a couple of times a week, and I vacuum once a week to keep shedding under control. I haven't experienced much of a problem with allergies, but as others have mentioned, it's best to spend some time with Dobermans if you have any sensitivities to pet hair.

One thing to keep in mind is that, despite the shedding, Dobermans make wonderful pets. They are loyal and intelligent dogs, and their short coats make grooming and maintenance relatively easy. If shedding is a concern for you or your family, there are measures you can take to keep it under control, but keep in mind that it is still a part of owning a Doberman.

In conclusion, while they do shed, Dobermans are a wonderful breed, and with proper grooming and cleaning, shedding can be managed effectively.


Hi there!

I have owned a Doberman for about 2 years now, and I can say that they do shed, but not excessively. I have noticed some shedding during the change of seasons, but overall it has been manageable. I usually just brush him once a week and vacuum regularly to keep the shedding under control.

I have allergies as well, but I haven't noticed any major issues with my Doberman's shedding affecting my allergies. Of course, everyone's allergies are different, so it's best to spend some time with a Doberman before committing to owning one.

In terms of managing shedding, regular grooming and brushing goes a long way. You can also consider feeding your Doberman a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, as this can promote a healthy coat and potentially reduce shedding. Overall, I think the Doberman is a great breed and shedding shouldn't be a major concern when considering this breed.

Hope this helps!


Hey there!

I have owned a Doberman for almost 5 years now, and I can confidently say that they do shed a lot. From my experience, their shedding is indeed a bit excessive, although this may vary from one Doberman to the other.

If you're someone who is sensitive to pet hair and tends to suffer from allergies, then getting a Doberman could be a bit problematic. If you already have a dog and are used to cleaning up pet hair, then this might not be an issue for you.

Even though they do shed a lot, proper grooming and brushing can help control the shedding. I usually brush my Doberman twice a week, and this has helped in keeping the excess shedding under control. Another thing that has worked for me is feeding him with dog food that has omega-3 fatty acids.

Ultimately, managing shedding isn't an easy task, but it can be managed with the right measures. I hope this information helps you make an informed decision about getting a Doberman.



I have owned several Dobermans over the years, and I can say that shedding is definitely a concern with this breed. As others have mentioned, Dobermans do shed, and in my experience, they shed quite a bit. They have a short, dense coat that sheds year-round.

Managing shedding is possible, but it does require regular grooming and cleaning. I brush my Dobermans at least once a week to remove loose hair and minimize shedding. I also make sure to vacuum frequently to keep hair off carpets and furniture.

In terms of allergies, I don't personally suffer from pet allergies, but I have had friends and family members who have had reactions to my Dobermans' shedding. It's important to spend time with the breed before committing to one if you have allergies or sensitivities to pet hair.

Overall, I think the shedding issue should be considered before getting a Doberman. They are a wonderful breed, but shedding is definitely something to keep in mind, especially if you have allergies or are sensitive to pet hair.

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