Category: Doberman Information

Let’s Talk About Doberman Ear  Cropping 2015 Update: for a more detailed article read the pros and cons of doberman ear cropping. Doberman ear cropping is the procedure to shape doberman ears and have them stand erect. It is customary to identify the doberman dog with having cropped ears. The crop contributes to the breeds identity and character. A doberman with natural ears takes on a much different appearance and is preferred by some people who object to this cosmetic surgical practice. Historically, cropping doberman’s ears was done for functional reasons. As a guard dog, having the ears cropped to…

We know the Doberman pinscher dog is one of the smartest breeds, but how smart? Psychologist and dog researcher, Dr. Stanley Coren, author of “The Intelligence of Dogs” came up with a dog training survey to assess which dogs displayed higher intelligence. He states that there are three types of dog intelligence. Adaptive Intelligence (learning and problem-solving ability). This is specific to the individual animal and is measured by canine IQ tests. Instinctive Intelligence. This is specific to the individual animal and is measured by canine IQ tests. Working/Obedience Intelligence. This is breed dependent. Dr Coren created a dog intelligence…

Doberman Mixes An Ugly Trend It was just a matter of time before the hybrid dog trend brought about some new creations. Hybrid dogs are the result of mating two different purebred dogs. A common hybrid you may have already seen, is the golden doodle, a mixture of the poodle and golden retriever dog. The labradoodle is  a mixture of poodle and labrador.  A less familiar combination is the doberman hybrid dog. Hybrids are also referred to as cross breds or designer dogs. Hybrids are not considered mixed breeds or “mutts”. Mixed breeds are of an unknown breeding background or…

The Strange Doberman Who Arranges Stuffed Animals Donnie is a very interesting doberman. National Geographic featured him on their “Genius Dogs” show.  He displays an unusual behaviour where he arranges his stuffed toys into specific patterns of circles or triangles. It’s unknown why he has this behaviour is although.  Is it thought out, random or is it just creative expression? Donnie the doberman is a rescue dog and little is known about his past other than he was kept in a kennel for about a year and he was slow to adjust to his new home and owner. He had…

Doberman Pinscher Names Are you looking for suggestions of dog names for your new Doberman? Or do you want to change an older dog’s name to something different? This list of Doberman names should help you out.  These names for Doberman pinschers have been selected for their popularity, originality and  for representing the qualities we love in our fine breed.  The Doberman dog looks noble, elegant, athletic, regal and powerful, and as such deserves a name to match. Some of these are famous Dobermans and some are just really good doberman puppy names. Whatever name you pick, just please whatever…

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…