20 Things You Didn’t Know About Doberman Pinschers

The Doberman Pinscher is a tall, sleek and muscular dog that is best-known for its role as a guard dog. This often gives people the impression that they are an aggressive breed. However, there is so much more to this beautiful and intelligent animal and they have many traits that may surprise you. While most people are aware of the physical characteristics of these dogs, there are plenty of things that people do not know about this canine breed. Here are 20 interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about Doberman Pinschers.

1. They Are a Relatively New Breed and Were First Bred by a German Tax Collector

Compared to many other dog breeds, Doberman Pinschers are a relatively new breed of dog. They were first bred by a tax collector called Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann in Apolda, Germany, in 1890 after the Franco-Prussian War. In addition to his role as a tax collector, Doberman ran the local dog pound. He wanted to breed a dog that would protect him while he was collecting taxes. He had access to many dogs through his work at the dog pound and recognized that they had many different traits. He wanted his new breed to have strength, endurance, speed, intelligence, ferocity, and loyalty. The breed he created was the Doberman Pinscher and this breed was later further developed by Phillip Greunig and Otto Goeller to become the breed as we know it today. Initially, the dog was simply called the Dobermann, after the man who created them. After Dobermann’s death, they became known as the Dobermann Pinscher. The Pinscher part of the name was later dropped in most countries and they are now most commonly called a Dobermann. However, in the United States and Canada, the Pinscher part of the name has been retained but the second ‘N’ at the end of the word Dobermann has been dropped. Therefore, this breed is known as the Doberman Pinscher in these two countries.


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