Doberman Pinscher History
The Doberman Pinscher breed was developed in Germany during the late 19th century by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax-collector and dog kennel owner. He wanted to create an intelligent, fearless and loyal guard dog, so he set out on a mission to interbreed several different dog breeds. The result of his labor of love was the modern day Doberman Pinscher, which combines traits from breeds such as the German Pinscher, Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier, Weimaraner and Beauceron. The first registered litter of purebred Dobermans arrived in 1889. As word spread about this intelligent canine companion with a noble spirit found its way into households around the world during the 20th century. They were recognized by AKC as member of their Working Group in 1908. Today’s Doberman is known for its strong guard instincts but also as an extremely loyal family pet with high trainability levels that brings joy to many households worldwide.
Doberman Pinscher Characteristics