Category: Doberman History

Here are two wonderful old photos of Dobermans.   These were found at this forum link,  http://www.dobermantalk.com/doberman-related-chat/1923-history-dobermann-4.html In the first photo, you can see 3 well-trained Dobermans and one stubborn Doberman waiting for a treat. In the second photo, according to the forum poster, ” shows 2 Dobermann v. Radeland back in the 50’ties, advertising for a dog show in Berlin.” It would be nice to see all these vintage photographs compiled into one beautiful reference book.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE vintage photos of people with their Dobermans. Today I found a beautiful vintage photograph of a man, with what appears to be an early Doberman. He has a cool hipster look  that seems to be trendy nowadays. I can’t find the original source so I’m asking readers if they know the history of this old photo. The only information I could find is that it’s maybe of Polish or Ukrainian origin. He might be a soldier from the battle of Lwow or Lviv from 1914-1915. Even the chair is very ornate and should provide clues as…

It’s 1942, somewhere in the Pacific: Deadly ambushes by entrenched Japanese in the thick jungles take a heavy toll on American troops.  Marine commanders were willing to try anything, including using dogs to sniff out the hidden enemy.  But even with their superior senses, nobody anticipated just how effective they would be. “War Dogs of the Pacific,” is a one-hour documentary made in 2009 and directed by Harris Done. This documentary tells us about the Marine Dog Platoons of World War II. The dogs and handlers  performed dangerous missions, but their success at finding the hidden enemy saved countless soldier lives…

Did you know the doberman has a war memorial? Many people aren’t aware that doberman pinschers were used in the war.  Their service and sacrifice makes the doberman breed even more special to us. Here is a War Dog Memorial Video featuring our beloved breed. It’s touching to see the old war video footage and the creation of the beautiful doberman statue in their honor. For more on the doberman pinscher soldier with historic information and pictures.    

Dogs Go To War One of the more interesting aspects of Doberman history was the use of this great breed during war times. Usually, we think of German Shepherds as the dog of the military, but the doberman was used also.  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…

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…