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Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinschers made a name for themselves as courageous and confident dogs for their bravery under fire in World War II.

About the Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinschers are medium-sized, strong dogs. Proud and even-tempered, the Doberman Pinscher wears a determined expression.

Friendly and calm dogs that are devoted to their family, they are often courageous dogs who are very confident and poised, paying close attention to what happens around them. 

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 2, AKC Working Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
10–12 years

Friendly / Calm / Loyal / Alert / Hard-working / Resilient / Confident / Sociable / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Gentle with children
  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Requires outdoor space

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