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Doberman Pinscher


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Group: Working
Breed Family: Doberman Pinscher

Although their depiction in paintings is very rare indeed, one cannot leave Germany without at least a passing reference to The Doberman Pinscher. It is believed that the originator of the breed was Herr Stegmann, the upper-bailiff in Hunsdorf near Apolda in Thueringen. He often bought cattle for breeding purposes in Switzerland, with the animals being driven to their destination in Germany by the ancestor of the modern Doberman.

The true history of this breed began when Karl Fr. L. Dobermann (1834-1894), a German tax collector and dog catcher, bred a type of Pinscher with indistinct yellow markings. After Karl Dobermann, the breed was later improved by Otto Goeller, being crossed with, among other breeds, Manchester Terriers and Greyhounds. From 1900 on, it was supported by the founding of the National Doberman Club and other societies. The Doberman today remains a dog of outstanding abilities and is used for guard, military, police and obedience work, as well as a faithful pet.


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