Category: Doberman Information

It looks like Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader and his evil Galactic Empire are now enlisting Dobermans as Stormtrooper soldiers.  Dobermans were used in previous wars here on earth, so it’s not surprising the evil forces would find our Dobermans useful in war again. The new Star Wars movie is being released next week. And for our Star Wars fans, this post is for you. While I’m not a big fan of dogs wearing costumes, they can be fun. Costumes may even help our Dobermans get a better reputation.  And the geek in me loves the Star Wars mania. I especially like the…

Do you know that dogs see color? And do you know the best color for dog toys? At one time, it was thought that dogs could only see in shades of gray. It’s now known that dogs do see colors, although in a smaller range than humans. Dogs don’t see colors the way we do, but they do notice differences in colors by the shade intensity. Humans have three color detecting cells called cones. They can identify red, blue, green and yellow wavelengths.  Dogs have only two cones that allows them to only see the blue and yellow wavelengths. Next time…

Quick Tip Tuesday Have you heard of predatory drift? I didn’t until a short time ago and I think it’s a pretty important concept that all dog owners should be aware of. First of all there is some debate as to whether “predatory drift” is really a thing and not just typical dog predatory aggression.  Whether or not the behaviour is accurately labelled, I think dog owners need to keep this behaviour in mind the next time they see 2 dogs playing of a big weight/size difference. Predatory drift or predatory aggression happens when a large dog who is friendly and playing with…

European vs American dobermans, what’s the difference? While there are always exceptions, this picture gives you a basic idea of the difference between Euro & American dobermans. All dobermans are by the doberman standard medium sized dogs but the European dobermans look stronger compared to the Americans more elegant body.  One is not better than other, but since European dobermans are bred more for working purposes it is beneficial to be stronger. Also, people mention that the temperament is different, again European dogs are bred with a higher drive and motivation to work.  Whereas the American doberman is bred more…

This infographic chart answers some common questions asked about the doberman pinscher dog breed. You’ll find more detailed information about these topics throughout the website: doberman colors, doberman ears, doberman weight, doberman cancer, and history.  You can watch the Doberman Gang movie trailer here.   What other questions do you have about these dogs? Do you play tug of war with your doberman dog?  

Dobermans have a reputation of being a dangerous dog breed.  But is it deserved? Lets look at some of the main causes of doberman aggression and attacks.   1. Food aggression: Dobermans will attack if someone tries stealing their food, dobermans don’t share.             2. Dominance aggression: Dobermans need their personal space respected, dobermans don’t cuddle.             3. Fear aggression: Dobermans are startled when someone or something strange surprises them, possibly leading to doberman attacks.                 4. Predatory aggression: Instincts tell dobermans to attack…

Kelly Osbourne, daughter of Ozzy Osbourne has received a blue doberman puppy from her brother Jack.  The puppy will be trained to be a guard dog for her home in Los Angeles and to protect her from potential intruders. In a post on Twitter, she wrote, “My brother got me a blue Doberman puppy that he is training to be a protective dog. She is so beautiful and smart… intruders beware!!! I’m so excited. “The only down side is that he can’t live with me for about 6 months because of all the training.” That blue doberman puppy will have…

Before you buy a cheap Doberman you need to consider a few things. For people looking to buy a Doberman pinscher, the cost is an obvious consideration.  When deciding on a purebred puppy that’s for sale, remember generally you get what you pay for.  The price of a Doberman can range widely and some people may not understand why the difference in pricing. At the low end, you may find a Doberman pup for under $1000.  Beware anyone claiming a purebred for a low price.  A cheap Doberman is NOT a bargain. You will pay more later in medical costs…

So you want a doberman but can’t afford a quality, purebred from a breeder. Here’s the next best option for you. A doberman rescue is usually a non-profit group created to provide an alternative to regular dog shelters.  Many times dogs don’t do well in regular dog shelters due to the noise, distraction or general environment.  Doberman enthusiasts prefer to take care of their favorite breed and, therefore, specialize in their rescue and adoption. These breed specific groups will foster the dog and evaluate it for adoption. This may include evaluating the dobermans temperament, obedience skills, and general health. Doberman…

  Do You Need To Look Tough? Well, it looks like the Doberman Pinscher might be for you if you’re looking for a “manly” dog. What is a manly dog?  AskMen.com had an article that looked at dogs they considered to be “manly” and came up with a top 10 list of “manly” dogs, which, of course, include our favourite, the Doberman Pinscher. They tried to differentiate between “manly” and “macho” dogs by suggesting macho dogs are aggressive, whereas manly dogs may not be. They measured “manliness” according to three criteria: physical presence (size, strength, endurance/agility and appearance), intelligence and personality.…