The European Doberman is certainly different, both physically and temperamentally, from its American counterpart. Below are the main physical and temperamental traits that set them apart:
These elegant qualities, combined with a noble, wedge-shaped head and an easy, athletic way of moving, have earned Dobermans a reputation as royalty in the canine kingdom. A well-conditioned Doberman on patrol will deter all but the most foolish intruder.
The Doberman Pinscher is known to be elegant. They are athletic, intelligent, loyal and fearless. They are a courageous guard dog as well as affectionate, obedient and a beloved family companion.
They're feared by those who don't know them.
They are a formidable guardian, but are a gentle, watchful, and loving dog. Furthermore, they don't go looking for trouble, but they're fearless and will defend their family and turf if they perceive danger.
The Doberman is an energetic athlete who needs a lot of exercise and free play. A Doberman will enjoy going for long daily walks or hikes with his owner, and having a large fenced area where he can run is vital for his physical and mental well-being. Participation in canine sports such as obedience, tracking, and agility will provide exercise for mind and body and fun times together for dog and owner.
Dobermans are very intelligent, learn easily, respond quickly, and make loving and fun companions. However, they are very strong dogs and can become pushy, destructive, and unmanageable if not raised properly. Socialization starting in puppyhood is imperative, as is obedience training. Puppy training classes are highly recommended as well. It is every Doberman owner’s responsibility to ensure that the dog is raised to be a happy, well-mannered companion and canine citizen. The Doberman should always live inside the home with his people, rather than outdoors.
The Dobie enjoys being part of a family. They like to be close to those they love (They are a Velcro dog) and, when this love is present, they're a natural protector. They're trustworthy with their family's children, friends.
The breed requires regular exercise, but needs only minimal grooming for their short coat. Here at Valor Dobermans you are getting more than a puppy, you are becoming a family member.