Doberman Pinscher Breed Profile
Among the qualities of the Doberman Pinscher is that they are outstanding guard dogs, fearless, energetic, easy to train, determined, assertive, devoted, watchful, pushy, stubborn, gentle, and loving.
This breed of dog is great with family and with children.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 13 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 66 to 88 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with Doberman Pinschers include but are not limited to cervical spondylitis, Von Willebrand's Disease, bloat, hip dysplasia, congenital heart disorders, deafness, blindness, and unstable minds.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is average, brush daily.
Best Owner Compatibility
Not for the apartment or condo dweller. Not for the frequent traveler. These dogs crave human attention and if they are banished to the backyard, they will become extremely neurotic. They need to be with family! Best Owner has a yard for them to play in but also has lots of love and personal attention to give.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
The average cost of this breed of dog is around $3,500+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.
Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. They will be protective of their families and property though.
This breed of dog is prone to obsessive barking.
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