Breed of working dog developed in Apolda, Germany, by Louis Dobermann, a dog-pound keeper, in the late 19th century. This sleek, agile, powerful dog stands 24–28 in. (61–71 cm) high and weighs 60–88 lbs (27–40 kg). It has a short, smooth black, blue, fawn, or red coat, with rust markings on the head, throat, chest, tail base, and feet. Dobermans have a reputation for fearlessness, alertness, loyalty, and intelligence. They have been used in police and military work, as watchdogs, and as guide dogs for the blind.
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There may be other related hunting dogs called pinscher that are not recognized breeds. In addition, individual breeders often attempt the creation of new breeds which they may call pinschers. There are a nearly infinite number of sporting clubs, breed clubs, and internet-based breed registries and businesses in which dogs may be registered under whatever name the owner or seller wishes.
Crockett, a rust-colored, 4-year-old neutered male Doberman pinscher, is available for adoption through Friends of Wayne Animals. He is very docile, gets along well with cats, and is good on a leash.
May 11, 2000; The Record (Bergen County, NJ) 05-11-2000 Crockett, a rust-colored, 4-year-old neutered male Doberman Pinscher, is...