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How does a King Size Doberman differ from a Doberman Pinscher?

Hey everyone!

I've been considering getting a Doberman Pinscher for a while now, and I recently came across the term "King Size Doberman". I'm not entirely sure what the difference is between a King Size Doberman and a regular Doberman Pinscher. I've heard that they might be larger in size, but I'm not sure if that's accurate. Can anyone shed some light on this topic and help me understand the difference between a King Size Doberman and a Doberman Pinscher?

Also, if anyone has experience owning either of these breeds, I would love to hear your thoughts and advice on what it's like to have a Doberman in your home. Thanks in advance for your help!

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Hi there!

I've owned both a Doberman Pinscher and a King Size Doberman and I can say that the main difference between the two is definitely the size. My Doberman Pinscher weighed around 70 pounds while my King Size Doberman was around 120 pounds. Due to their size, the King Size Dobermans tend to have a shorter life span than the regular Dobermans, unfortunately.

Both breeds have a really playful and energetic personality and need regular exercise to keep them happy and healthy. In terms of temperament, both my dogs were very loyal and obedient, and were great with my family and other pets.

Overall, owning either breed requires a lot of time and effort, but they are definitely worth it. They are sweet and loving dogs that will quickly become a part of your family. Just be sure to properly train and socialize them early on to avoid any potential problems.


Hi all,

I've had a Doberman Pinscher for almost 5 years now, and I would say that the biggest thing to keep in mind when considering this breed is their strong prey drive. As a result, it's important to keep them on a leash and always supervise them when outdoors, as they may chase after small animals.

Additionally, they may struggle with anxiety if not socialized properly. When I first got my Doberman, he would display some aggressive tendencies towards strangers and other animals, but with proper training and socialization, he has become much more friendly and well-behaved.

In terms of exercise, they definitely require a lot of active playtime and walks. Keep in mind that these dogs are bred to be active and need a lot of mental stimulation, otherwise they may become bored and develop destructive habits.

Overall, owning a Doberman requires a lot of patience and effort, but they are loving and loyal companions who will be your best friend for life.



I have owned both a Doberman Pinscher and a King Size Doberman, and I can say that they are both amazing breeds with their own unique quirks. I would agree with some of the other comments that the size difference is a major distinguishing factor between the two breeds, as well as the shorter lifespan of the King Size Dobermans.

In terms of personality, my Doberman Pinscher was incredibly loyal and was always by my side. They require a lot of attention and training, but their strong desire to please makes it easy to teach them new commands. I found the breed to be very intelligent and able to pick up new tricks quickly. They are also very affectionate and enjoy spending time with their owners.

When I owned a King Size Doberman, I found that their size made them more imposing but also required more effort to properly exercise and train. They were just as loyal and protective as my Doberman Pinscher, and also had a lot of energy to burn. As with any large breed dog, providing adequate mental and physical stimulation is crucial to keeping them happy and healthy.

Overall, both breeds make excellent pets, but it's important to consider the commitment that comes with owning a Doberman. They require a lot of time and attention, but are incredibly loving and rewarding companions.


Hey there!

I have experience with owning a King Size Doberman, and I can tell you that they are definitely larger than a standard Doberman Pinscher. My dog weighed around 120 pounds, while a typical Doberman would weigh around 70-80 pounds. This larger size also means that they require more exercise, so be prepared for a high-energy dog if you decide to go with a King Size Doberman.

In terms of temperament, I found my King Size Doberman to be very loyal and protective of me and my family. He was also intelligent and easy to train, as long as you establish yourself as the alpha early on. However, it's important to note that all Dobermans, regardless of size, have the potential to be aggressive if they're not properly socialized and trained.

Overall, I loved having a King Size Doberman as a companion, but I definitely had to put in the time and effort to train him properly and give him the exercise he needed. I hope this helps!


Greetings everyone!

I currently own a King Size Doberman Pinscher and I have to say that they are truly an amazing breed. As already mentioned by some of the previous users, they are significantly larger in size compared to the standard Doberman Pinscher breed but also have a slightly shorter lifespan.

King Size Dobermans require moderate exercise and tend to be more laid back than the standard Doberman Pinscher breed. However, they do have a strong prey drive due to their high energy level which means they require effective training and socialization from an early age. The good news is that King Size Dobermans are intelligent animals and respond well to positive reinforcement training.

In terms of temperament, my King Size Doberman is very loyal and protective of me and my family. They are also affectionate and friendly towards people provided they are socialized regularly from a young age. Additionally, they adapt to different environments quickly and easily which makes them ideal for families with children.

Overall, I think King Size Dobermans are great dogs to have as a family pet as long as you're prepared to dedicate ample time and energy to their training and exercise needs. In summary, whether you decide to go with a Doberman Pinscher or a King Size Doberman Pinscher, you're sure to have a loyal and loving companion.


Hello everyone,

I have owned a Doberman Pinscher in the past and I can say that they are amazing dogs, but they do require a lot of work. They are a high-energy breed and need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to keep them happy and healthy. A Doberman needs a lot of attention if they are to develop into a well-trained and disciplined animal that will make an excellent companion.

Training is especially important with this breed as they are a very smart, independent, and headstrong breed. They can be challenging at first but once you establish yourself as the pack leader, they will be more responsive to training. Early socialization and regular activities such as obedience classes, agility or flyball are recommended. Also, it is important to remember that positive reinforcement is key with Doberman Pinschers to encourage good behavior.

In terms of temperament, they are very loyal and protective of their owners, which makes them great guard dogs. They are very loving, friendly, and good with children, but they also have a tendency to be aloof around strangers, especially if they feel that their owners are in danger.

In conclusion, if you are willing to put in the time and effort to properly train and socialize a Doberman, you will be rewarded with a loving and loyal companion. They may not be for everyone, but if you are committed to the breed you will not regret your decision.


Hello there!

I have experience owning a Doberman Pinscher, and I can tell you that they are a very loyal and affectionate breed. My Doberman was very friendly towards people, but would become very protective if he sensed any danger. They are great watchdogs and will do anything to protect their owners.

In terms of exercise, my Doberman required daily walks and runs, and loved playing with toys in the backyard. He was also very easy to train and learned commands quickly. However, I did notice that he could be prone to separation anxiety if he was left alone for long periods of time.

Overall, I think Doberman Pinschers make great pets if you have the time and energy to dedicate to them. They are very intelligent and loyal dogs, and will definitely become a part of your family in no time.

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