AKC PuppyFinder: Doberman Pinscher Puppies

Breed Traits
  • Personality: Alert, fearless, loyal, and highly trainable
  • Energy Level: Very Active; Dobes are energetic dogs who need regular exercise to keep their magnificent physique
  • Good with Children: Yes
  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Occasional
  • Trainability: Eager To Please
  • Height: 26-28 inches (male), 24-26 inches (female)
  • Weight: 75-100 pounds (male), 60-90 pounds (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
Breed Description
This powerful, muscular dog is known for its strong protective instincts, intelligence and fearlessness. He's elegant, athletic and very trainable. The breed's reputation as guard dogs is well-known, but they can also be loving, affectionate pets. It's crucial to select your Doberman Pinscher puppy from a reputable breeder and then socialize and train him early. For first-time owners of this breed, taking your puppy to obedience classes or working with a trainer will bring you the best results. He'll also need plenty of exercise to look and feel his best. If you're willing to put in the work, a well-trained and socialized Doberman Pinscher can be an absolute joy.
History & Job

Origin: Germany

Year Recognized: 1908

Breed History & Job Description: In the 1890s a German tax collector named Louis Dobermann bred a protection dog to accompany him on his rounds. There are different theories about which breeds Herr Dobermann utilized in his dog: The Rottweiler, Greyhound, Manchester Terrier, and Miniature Pinscher are some breeds mentioned as possible pieces of the puzzle. During World War II, the Marine Corps Dobermans won the breed great fame in America. The well-bred pet Dobe of today is a more attractive and obedient version of the original “Tax Collector’s Dog.”


Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia, eye disease and von Willebrand's disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Doberman Pinschers are healthy dogs. They may be affected by bloat, a digestive disorder of the stomach. Make sure to educate yourself about this potentially fatal condition by educating yourself on the symptoms of bloat.

Recommended Health Test from the National Breed Club:

  • Cardiac Exam
  • Hip Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • Von Willebrand's Disease DNA Test
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Breed Club
  • Breed Club: Doberman Pinscher Club of America
  • Breed Club Link: http://www.dpca.org/
  • Breed Standard: View
  • Group: Working
  • 2015 Popularity: 14
  • Breed Club Rescue: Doberman Pinscher Club of America Rescue
  • Breed Club Rescue Email: DPCARescue@dpca.org (Angus Thorn)
  • Breed Club Rescue Link: http://www.dpca.org/rescue/


Click here to see all Doberman Pinscher Rescue Groups.

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This indicates that at least one dog in the
puppy's parentage, going back 3 generations,
earned an AKC Conformation Championship
and/or Grand Championship title.
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health testing standards and participate in continuing education.
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