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.

Family/Child Friendly

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.

Common Diseases

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.

Average Cost

The average cost of this breed of dog is around $3,500+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. They will be protective of their families and property though.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog is prone to obsessive barking.

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