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What two dog breeds make a Doberman?

Hey everyone, I've been fascinated by the Doberman breed for a while now and I'm curious to know about their origins. I've read that they were originally bred in Germany, but I'm wondering what two dog breeds were crossbred to create the Doberman? I've tried searching online, but I'm still confused. Can someone please help me out and shed some light on this? Thanks in advance!

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Hello everyone, I've had the pleasure of being a Doberman owner for over ten years now, and I can attest to the incredible qualities of the breed. As a working breed, Dobermans need a lot of exercise, and they require a lot of attention and training as well. However, they are also one of the most loyal and loving breeds you'll ever meet and well worth the time and effort.

One thing I've noticed with my Doberman is his incredible sensitivity. They are incredibly in tune with their owners and can pick up on even subtle emotional cues. This is why positive reinforcement training is essential with this breed. Negative or harsh training methods can lead to fear and anxiety, which can then manifest as aggression.

From my experience, Dobermans are very intuitive, and they have an almost uncanny ability to sense when their owners need comfort or support. They are very loyal and protective, and they form very close bonds with their owners.

One thing to keep in mind when considering a Doberman is their tendency towards separation anxiety. These dogs are incredibly attached to their owners and may become anxious or even destructive when left alone for extended periods. However, I've found that crate training can be helpful in managing this.

Overall, I couldn't imagine my life without my Doberman by my side. He's not just a pet but a loyal companion and protector. If you're considering a Doberman, I would highly recommend them to anyone who is willing to put in the time, effort, and love that they require.


Hello there! I've never owned a Doberman myself, but I do have some experience with the breed through a close friend who has two Dobermans. From what I understand, the Doberman breed was developed to be a guard dog that was also a good family pet, which is why they have a protective instinct when it comes to their owners.

Something that my friend spoke about also is how some people who are unfamiliar with the breed may be intimidated by them, particularly because of their size and their reputation as guard dogs. However, she noted that Dobermans are not naturally aggressive and can be quite gentle and loving with their loved ones. This is why proper socialization and training is essential for the breed.

From what I've observed, Dobermans are incredibly intelligent animals that love to be taught new tricks and to show off their abilities. My friend's Dobermans were incredibly trainable and were even able to learn some simple sign language commands. While they are certainly high-energy dogs that require lots of exercise, they can also be quite content simply lounging around the house with their owners.

Overall, my experience with my friend's Dobermans has been overwhelmingly positive, and I think they can make great pets for the right owner who is committed to providing the love, attention, and training that they need.


Hey there! As someone who has owned Dobermans for years, I can answer your question. The Doberman was created by a man named Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. He worked as a tax collector and needed a dog that could protect him on his rounds. To make this kind of dog, he crossbred several breeds, including the Rottweiler, the Black and Tan Terrier, the German Pinscher, and the Greyhound. The end result was a great all-around dog that was intelligent, loyal, protective and highly trainable.

The Doberman has always been an incredible dog for me and my family. They are highly energetic, but also highly trainable, making them a great dog for families who are willing to put in some effort to give them proper exercise and training. They are fiercely loyal to their owners and make great protectors, but are also incredibly affectionate and loving with their people. If you're considering getting a Doberman, I highly recommend doing your research and finding a reputable breeder. They can live up to 10-12 years or more with proper care, so they can be great companions for a long time.


As a dog trainer, I've had the pleasure of working with several Dobermans over the years. I can confirm that their intelligence is one of their standout qualities. They are incredibly quick learners, and they are also very eager to please, which makes them a joy to train. Generally, they respond very well to positive reinforcement training methods, such as clicker training.

While some people may be intimidated by the Doberman breed, I've found them to be quite gentle with people and even other dogs if properly socialized from a young age. In fact, some Dobermans can be quite playful and goofy, which can come as a surprise to those unfamiliar with the breed.

One thing to keep in mind if you're considering getting a Doberman is that they do tend to have a strong prey drive, which means they may not be the best fit for households with other small animals such as cats. They also require a lot of exercise, both mental and physical, and can become quite destructive if not given enough attention and stimulation.

Overall, I think Dobermans are a wonderful breed for those who are willing to put in the effort to properly train and socialize them. With the right care and attention, they can be loyal and loving companions for many years to come.


Hey there! In my personal experience as a former Doberman owner, I can confirm that the Doberman breed is indeed the result of breeding the Rottweiler and the German Pinscher. I also wanted to add that although these two breeds were primarily used to create the Doberman, it is also believed that other breeds such as the Weimaraner, the Manchester Terrier, and the Beauceron were also included in the breeding process.

As for the temperament of the Doberman, in my experience, they tend to be quite high-strung and energetic. They need a lot of exercise and attention, and they can become quite destructive if not given adequate attention and exercise. On the other hand, they are also very loyal and very protective of their owners. I always felt very safe with my Doberman around.

One thing to keep in mind if you're considering getting a Doberman is that they can be prone to certain health issues, such as hip dysplasia and heart disease. Make sure you find a reputable breeder who does health checks and can provide you with a healthy, happy puppy. Overall, I think Dobermans are a great breed for the right owner who can provide them with the attention and care they need.


Hello! Although my personal experience is not as extensive as the previous respondent, I can still contribute to this thread. As far as I know, the two dog breeds that were primarily used to create the Doberman are the Rottweiler and the German Pinscher.

From my personal observation, Dobermans have a keen sense of their surroundings and are always on alert mode which makes them great watch dogs. They are incredibly intelligent and can be trained to perform a variety of tasks. Understanding their natural strengths and temperament is very important though, as they can also be quite assertive and dominant if not properly socialized and trained.

I will echo the previous respondent's opinion; Dobermans are lovely dogs and can make great companions for the right owner. However, due to their high energy and lively nature, Dobermans may not be the right pet for everyone. So, I would suggest extensive research on this breed and an honest self-assessment to ensure you can provide the proper care and attention they require.

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