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What breeds are in a Doberman pinscher?

Hello everyone,

I've been considering getting a Doberman Pinscher as my next furry friend, but I wanted to do some research on the breed before committing to anything. I was curious to know about the lineage of Doberman Pinschers and what breeds went into their creation. It's always fascinating to learn about the origins of different breeds and what traits they were bred to exhibit.

So, can anyone tell me what breeds are in a Doberman Pinscher? I'm eager to learn more about their history and what makes them unique.

Thank you in advance for sharing your knowledge!

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Hello there,

As someone who has had a Doberman Pinscher in the past, I can confirm that this breed is simply amazing. They are highly intelligent dogs that are both loyal and protective. Their history is quite fascinating, and I've been impressed by their overall athleticism and versatility.

However, it is worth noting that the Doberman Pinscher is not a breed for everyone. They require plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, and their strong personality requires firm training to make sure they remain well-behaved. I found that my dog had a high prey drive, which was something that we had to deal with ourselves as he would try to chase and catch small animals while out on walks.

In addition to their high energy levels, they also tend to shed quite a bit. It was important to us to keep on top of grooming and to be prepared to invest in a good vacuum cleaner.

Overall, I found that our Doberman Pinscher was a fantastic companion, and he gave us plenty of love and affection in return for the attention and care we provided. I hope this insight helps you as you consider the breed for yourself.



I've raised Doberman Pinschers for many years and I'm happy to share some thoughts on their lineage. As previously mentioned, the breed was initially created in the late 19th century by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, who lived in Germany. While the particulars of the breeds involved in their creation are not entirely agreed upon, it is generally believed that the breed's origins include breeds like the Rottweiler, the German Pinscher, and the Weimaraner. It's worth noting that while they were initially bred to be guard dogs, today's Doberman Pinschers are known for their loyalty and affection.

I've found the breed to be incredibly intelligent, active, and alert. They are natural guard dogs, always watching over their family and surroundings. With that said, they can be overly protective of their family, which can create some difficulties in training. They tend to be quite suspicious of strangers, so early socialization is important to counteract this tendency.

Doberman Pinschers are an athletic breed that enjoy lots of physical activity, so they do require dedicated exercise every day. They have a sleek, easy-to-maintain short-haired coat that does shed regularly, but daily brushing helps to keep shedding under control.

Overall, I've found Doberman Pinschers to be a wonderful breed strong work ethic and an endearing personality. But as with any breed, it is essential to do your research and consider whether this breed's inherent qualities will match your lifestyle and individual needs.

I hope that helps!


Hi there!

As a longtime Doberman Pinscher owner, I can tell you that this breed was created by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann in the 1800s by selectively breeding different types of dogs to create a versatile working breed. The breeds that went into the creation of the Doberman are still debated among experts, but some believed to have been included are the German Pinscher, Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier, and the Weimaraner.

The Doberman Pinscher is known for being a loyal and protective companion, as well as having a high energy level and a strong prey drive. With proper socialization and training, they can be excellent family pets and even therapy dogs.

Personally, I have found that they are incredibly intelligent and eager to learn, which makes them a great choice for obedience and agility training. However, they do require plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to keep them from becoming bored and destructive.

I hope this information helps in your decision-making process! Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any more questions.


Greetings everyone,

I have been a Doberman Pinscher owner for almost a decade, and I believe they are one of the best dog breeds out there. I think one of the unique features of this breed is that they are very loyal to their owners and protective of their homes. They are great at sensing when something is wrong and will react appropriately. That is one of the reasons why Doberman Pinschers are such excellent protection dogs.

Moreover, I think their intelligence and eagerness to please their owners make them fantastic pets. I have found that my Doberman Pinscher is a quick learner, and he loves to ensure that he completes tasks to the best of his abilities. They are very active dogs and need lots of outdoor activities to keep them in good physical shape. I regularly take my dog on hikes, and he loves running and playing in the open fields.

As for their temperament, I do agree with the above posts that they can be protective of their family members and may not always be the most friendly to strangers, so they key is socialization.

Lastly, I think it's important to state that it's important for Doberman Pinscher owners to be responsible and provide adequate care for their dogs. This breed needs to be frequently groomed, take them to their vet appointments, and feed them high-quality dog food.

Overall, I would highly recommend this breed to anyone who's interested in a loyal, sturdy, and protective dog.

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