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What are European Doberman breeders?

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European Doberman breeders are registered to breed and sell the European or German Doberman, which is different from the American Doberman. The Doberman Pinscher originated in Germany as a working dog specializing in protection. The European Doberman is bred to cultivate working traits.

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For a Doberman to be registered as a European Doberman, one of its parents must have Schutzhund, or protection dog, papers. A European Doberman is handled only by its owner and family. It is not vicious, but if the family is threatened, it warns and then attacks. The American Doberman has been bred to be friendlier to people. The European Doberman is slightly heavier and more compact than its American counterpart. There are both European and American Doberman breeders in the United States.

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