An AKC Doberman is a specific dog that was officially recognized under the breed standard set forth by the American Kennel Club in 1908. Doberman is a common nickname given to the breed named Doberman Pinscher.
Doberman Pinschers are categorized as working dogs. They are squarely built, medium size dogs with a muscular frame that gives them great speed and endurance. They are well known to be watchful and energetic. They are also considered fearless and will not hesitate to signal the arrival of an intruder. They are extremely loyal companions, exceptionally obedient and affectionate. The AKC recommends that Doberman Pinschers receive obedience training and regular activity.