The Doberman Pinscher is a breed of dog that has been around for centuries, and its exact origin is still unknown. However, it is believed that the Old German Shepherd, Rottweiler, German Pinscher, Weimaraner, Manchester Terrier, and English Greyhound were all used to create this iconic breed. These breeds provided the Doberman with intelligence, strength, courage, speed, and olfactory skill. The breed was officially recognized by the National Kennel Club of Germany in 1900 and has since become one of the most popular breeds in the world.
The Doberman Pinscher has many physical traits that make it an elegant and very physically capable breed. It is known for its black and tan pattern, which is inextricably linked with the Doberman. It also has a strong regulation in Europe surrounding its breeding, which has helped to maintain its physical characteristics. In addition, the Doberman was ranked as the most intelligent dog of all breeds in the 1985 “Hart and Hart” study.
The Doberman Pinscher was first showcased at the inaugural Apolda dog market in 1863.Louis Dobermann, who is credited with creating the breed, died in 1894 and took the knowledge of what breeds were used to create it with him to the grave. After his death, attention began to be paid to the appearance of the breed as much as to its working capacity. Today, the Doberman is ranked as the 26th most popular dog breed in the world, with 20,941 new registrations every year (source). White Dobermans are not recognized among professional breeders and continue to be bred by unethical breeders who promote them as rare to charge more for an animal that would never win an exhibition competition.
If a Doberman is right for you, researching breeders and trainers will help you find the perfect and loyal companion.