Here Are Some Facts About Doberman… That you might don’t know about..
1. The Doberman was first bred by a Tax Collector by the name of Herr Karl Louis Doberman. Herr’s career took him to some rather shady parts of town and he felt he needed a travel companion to protect him, resulting in the Doberman.
2. More than two dogs went into creating the Doberman. The German Shorthaired Pointer, Rottweiler, Weimaraner, Manchester Terrier, Great Dane, Beauceron, Black and Tan Terrier, and Greyhound are all part of this dog breed.
3. The Doberman is a Film Star. In the 1972’s a film called, The Doberman Gang was made. It’s a film about “six savage Dobes with a thirst for cold cash that leaves banks bone dry.” two sequels were made of the film.
4. The Doberman is a war hero. A Doberman named Kurt was the first canine causality in the 1944 Battle of Guam in WWII. Kurt ran ahead of the troops to warm them of approaching enemy soldiers. The brave dog saved the soldiers, but was killed by an enemy grenade. Kurt became the first dog buried in the United States Marine Corps War Dog Cemetery.
5. Dobermans are intelligent. Dobermans are ranked the 5th smartest dog breed.
6. Tail and ear docking once had a purpose. Bred to be guard dogs, the tail and ears were the Dobermans weak point. A threat could pull the dog to the ground by pull of the ears and tail.
7. Dobermans are smart? They can learn up to 50 words of the human language.
8. Dobermans do not need to be specially trained to guard your home, they have natural guarding instincts.
9. The Doberman has excellent hearing, hearing sounds over 250 yards away.
10. Dobermans must be treated with respect and never mishandled, or they will become aggressive.
11. Heat stroke is common in black and tan Dobermans, as the black coats draw heat. So keep them inside if it’s too hot or humid outside.
12. Black and tan are the traditional hair coat colours of the Doberman, but they can also be seen in fawn and tan, blue and tan, as well as liver and tan.
13. Dobermans are medium in size. Reaching heights between 25-27 inches tall.