Dobermans Den Posts

Update: If you need to solve nuisance barking, please try other training methods first before resorting to using a shock collar. If your dog is barking at the fence try this method which has worked with my barking Doberman. Every time you hear your dog barking at the fence, call him back inside. No shouting, no anger, and don’t use the COME command, pick a different word like INSIDE.  (You never want to poison the COME command.) Your dog will ignore you, so go out and get him, and calmly bring him inside. Every time the dog barks, you go and…

Did you know the Doberman exists in 5 different colors? Most people know the Doberman as a black dog with brown markings.  This is the most popular and the most often seen hair color. But some people are surprised to find out that the Doberman is also born in other colors. The 5 different coat colors: black red blue fawn white The most common Doberman hair color is the black and tan which is sometimes called black and rust. In a healthy dog, it looks shiny and sleek. The next most widely seen color is the red Doberman, with a light…

Summer Fun! Enjoy this short video of a doberman pinscher having some fun on a water slide. My Dobermans hate water, but this dobe loves his pool slide. This is one lucky, happy dog! Does your doberman like water?  

Some photographs manage to touch our hearts. No words are needed to express the emotional impact they have.  One such photo and a popular  dog photograph is that of the fireman being licked by a Doberman. The photo really is memorable and it’s easy to see why it’s so special. But what’s the story behind it? Who is that fireman and doberman, and what happened? Unfortunately like some things circulating on the internet, the story is not all factual. Thanks to the Snopes website we have the real story behind this photo. (Snopes investigates rumours and urban legends to get…

Dogs Go To War One of the more interesting aspects of Doberman history, was the use of this  breed during war times. Usually, we think of German Shepherds as the dog of the military, but the Doberman was also used.  This shouldn’t surprise us since our breed is known to be smart, tough and loyal.  Dobermans are known for their protective guarding abilities and because of their intelligence and easy trainability, they were found useful for service in the military. Dobermans were used in both WWI and WWII assisting soldiers. These war dogs performed various duties: were trained to find…

From Germany To Around The World Although the exact origins of the Doberman breed cannot be verified, it’s believed that this popular breed came about in Germany in the early 1880’s. In the town of Apolda, in the state of Thuringia, lived Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, the man credited with developing the Doberman and who the doberman breed is named after. Herr Doberman was born in 1834 and died in 1894, at which time the Germans named the breed, Doberman Pinscher in his honor. The Doberman was also known at the time as “Thuringian pinschers”, “Dobermann’s Hunde” or dobermann’s dogs…