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How to differentiate btw real and fake doberman dogs?

Hello everyone,

I am considering getting a Doberman dog and have heard stories about fake ones being sold. I am not sure how to differentiate between a real Doberman and a fake one. I am looking for some guidance on this matter.

I want to make sure that the dog I get is healthy and meets the breed standards. How can I tell if a Doberman is purebred? Are there any physical characteristics that I should look for? What kind of documentation should I ask for?

I want to avoid being scammed and getting a dog that does not meet my expectations. Any information or advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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Hey there,

I am a veterinarian and I would like to add to the discussion. To differentiate between a real Doberman and a fake one, you should consider the physical characteristics and the dog's behavior.

A real Doberman should have a confident and alert personality. They are intelligent and easily trainable. They are also protective and very loyal to their owners. If you notice that the dog is lethargic, timid, or doesn't exhibit the typical Doberman behavior, then there is a chance that the dog might not be a purebred.

Additionally, Doberman dogs should have a clean and tight coat. They should also have a well-muscled body and well-defined bones. The head and muzzle should be proportional and their teeth should meet in a scissor-like bite.

One other thing to consider is ensuring that the breeder is reputable. You can ask for references and check online reviews before purchasing a Doberman from a breeder.

I hope this helps. It is important to do your due diligence before buying a Doberman to ensure you get a healthy and purebred dog.



I am a long-time Doberman owner and I would like to add my perspective to this discussion. In addition to the other responses, it is important to consider the history of the dog before purchasing them.

If possible, try to learn as much as you can about the dog's previous owner or breeder. Ask if the dog has been trained or socialized in any way. A well-trained and socialized Doberman will be easier to manage and become a great companion.

Furthermore, Doberman dogs are known to be prone to certain health issues such as hip dysplasia and dilated cardiomyopathy. So it is important to ensure that the dog's lineage has been tested and cleared of any genetic health problems.

Finally, adopting a Doberman from a rescue or shelter is another option to consider. These dogs may not be purebred, but they can still make great companions. Adopting a rescue dog will also give you the opportunity to save a life and give them a loving home.

I hope this information is helpful to you. Buying a Doberman is a big decision, so it is important to take your time and do your research.


Hello everyone,

I would like to add something to this discussion based on my personal experience. When you are considering purchasing a Doberman, it is important to find a reputable breeder who is passionate about the breed and follows ethical breeding standards.

A good breeder should be knowledgeable about the breed's health issues and be willing to provide you information and documentation on the dog's lineage and health history. They will also allow you to visit the puppies at their location, answer any questions you have, and provide support after you bring the dog home.

Furthermore, it is best to avoid buying Dobermans from pet stores or puppy mills. These dogs are more likely to be unhealthy and may have behavioral problems due to lack of socialization and training.

Lastly, ensure that you are ready to provide the care, training, and attention that a Doberman requires. These dogs are active and intelligent, so they need a lot of exercise, mental stimulation, and training. They also thrive in homes with owners who are committed to their well-being and provide a safe and loving environment.

I hope this information helps you in your search for a Doberman. Owning one can be a rewarding experience if you take the time to do your research and make an informed decision.



I want to add one more point to this discussion. It is important to understand that while Dobermans are a wonderful breed, they may not be the right fit for everyone.

Dobermans require a lot of time, attention, and training. They also have a strong prey drive and may not do well in homes with small animals. Moreover, they can be overprotective and may not be suitable for families with young children.

It is important to research the breed and speak with Doberman owners and breeders to get a better understanding of what it takes to own and care for a Doberman. You should consider your lifestyle, living situation, and personal goals before deciding to bring a Doberman into your home.

If you are ready to commit to the needs of a Doberman, then there may be no better companion. But if you are not prepared for the time, effort and expense that come with owning a Doberman, then it may be best to consider a different breed.

I hope this helps you make an informed decision about whether a Doberman is right for you.


Hello there,

I have experience with owning Doberman dogs and I can tell you that it is important to do your research before buying one. One way to ensure that you are getting a purebred Doberman is by asking for the dog's pedigree papers. These papers will show the dog's bloodline and prove that the dog is a purebred.

In addition to the pedigree papers, you should also look for physical characteristics that are common in Doberman dogs. A real Doberman should have a square head and a sleek coat that is either black, blue, red, or fawn. They should have a muscular build and stand about 26-28 inches tall at the shoulder.

It is also important to make sure that the dog is healthy when you are looking to buy one. Look for signs of good health such as bright and clear eyes, a shiny coat, and a healthy weight. You should also ask the breeder if the dog has had any health issues or genetic problems in the past.

I hope that this information helps you in your search for a Doberman dog. Good luck!

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