Dobermans - Family protection dogs
The Doberman is a medium to large breed of domestic dog originally bred around 1890 by Karl Doberman, a German tax collector. As an owner of a dog pound he wanted to create a breed to protect him during his collections. One that would be the perfect combination of strength, speed, endurance, loyalty, intelligence and ferocity.
Today’s Doberman is an ideal breed as a family protection dog. Consistently alert, fearless and obedient whilst displaying endless devotion and loyalty, a Doberman is an exemplary breed of dog.
FAQs & Facts
Are Dobermans good family protection dogs?
Dobermans have often been given a ferocious reputation and are undoubtedly outstanding protection dogs. However, they are also exceptional household companions, displaying extreme love and loyalty to their families. Dobermans are very much ‘tuned in’ to their owners and have a remarkable ability to sense suspicion, apprehension or unease towards people or situations.
Showing a kind and gentle temperament within a family home, Dobermans can also be a good natured and affectionate playmate amongst children. With the proper training, Dobermans are incredibly respectful and obliging to their owners.
Doberman Dog Breed Information And Characteristics
The Doberman is a medium to large breed dog originating from Germany. Traditionally the ears are cropped and tails docked. This is beneficial to the working protection dog preventing serious injury to the ears and tail.
They have a short, smooth and shiny coat which requires minimal grooming and is generally found in black with tan coloured markings or entirely brown in colour. The Doberman is a driven and athletic dog of muscular build requiring moderate exercise.
A male can weigh up to 45kg and a female up to 40kg.
As with most large bred dogs, an average life expectancy can be anywhere between 10 and 13 years.
Doberman Breed Facts
Originating from Germany, Dobermans are an intelligent, loyal and extremely athletic breed of dog. Having a drive and enthusiasm to please, they are often used by the police and military forces.
They are skilled scent trackers and are also ideally suited to search and rescue jobs.
Although naturally guarding and protective of their owners and property, Dobermans are equally wonderful family pets with a lot of love to give.
How We Train a Doberman
Having hand picked only the very best working bloodline Dobermans, we carefully select puppies from specialist and highly reputable breeders around the world. From the very start our dogs begin their early months living amongst families gaining a good foundation in their socialisation skills.
The pedigrees we choose are reliably established for their well balanced dogs. Showing no sign of aggression or unstable temperament, we are absolutely confident of training and providing only the very best of the breed.
Once the initial socialisation training has taken place we are then able to start the full obedience and protection training program at the Protection Dogs Worldwide Head Quarters.
The right training at an early stage is imperative. Although sometimes known for their stubborn streak, Dobermans are highly intelligent and quick to learn.
Consistency is key. The more consistent you are with your discipline, the better results you will achieve from your dog.