My Story

Welcome! I’m Jaki, the creator of Dobermans Den. That’s me in the photos above with some of my old work buddies.

Why did I create this website? Because I love this breed and I want to help others care for their dog. As a Doberman owner, you need practical, helpful information from someone who has real-world experience with Dobermans. Dobermans are smart, affectionate, athletic, and fun to be around. But they are also a lot of work and sometimes pretty challenging. I know how hard or overwhelming it can be for new dog owners. I’ve been there.

When I was a little girl, I remember my neighbor had a Doberman and I was scared of it. Back then they looked huge and dangerous to me. Dobermans have a look that commands attention and respect, (even if they are the sweetest dog on the street).

Many years later, I worked at a security company that had patrol/protection dogs. The dogs included German Shepherds, Dobermans, and other breeds. The Dobermans quickly became my favorite to work with.

I’m not a professional dog trainer or breeder, and I don’t hold any (questionable) dog “certifications”. But I have handled many large dogs. Along with having worked with security dogs, I have also volunteered with the Human Society as a dog walker. There I noticed that the larger dogs weren’t getting walked as much since they are more challenging. Those were the dogs that I picked to walk. I have a soft spot in my heart for big dogs. And lastly, I’ve owned three Dobermans to date as home pets.

The American Kennel Club “2020 Most Popular Dog Breeds” has the Doberman ranked at #19 out of 193 breeds. Their top dogs’ list is based on registration statistics for that year. (But I have a feeling many Dobermans aren’t registered officially.) This breed may have dropped out of the AKC Top 10 but they’re still a popular dog breed in the US and Canada.

I know there are lots of Doberman fans out there. Maybe you already have one, or maybe you are thinking about getting your first one. I hope this website helps with your decision-making, answers some of your questions, or gives you some tips to make living with a dog easier. Thanks for stopping by!

RIP Xena, Dagan, and Zoe.

This website is dedicated to them.

  • Location: Canada
  • Age: I lost count.
  • Day Job: Correctional Service
  • Favorite Charity: Humane Society and Chalice
  • Phobia: Spiders
  • Favorite Movie: Star Wars
  • Celebrity Crush: Jim Caviezel
  • Pet Peeve: People glued to their cell phones in public
  • Favorite Super Hero: Marvels Daredevil
  • Favorite Color: Baby Blue

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