Doberman Pinscher

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Breed Group: Working
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Originating in Germany during the 1860s, the Doberman Pinscher was used as a personal guardian and watchdog, vermin eradicator, sheep herder, and gun-dog. Developed by Louis Dobermann, this breed is one of a few to be named after an actual person. This noble and proud breed served heroically during both World Wars and is the official combat dog of the United States Marine Corps.
Muscular, elegant, and graceful, the Doberman Pinscher is medium to large in size. This breed is courageous, resourceful, bold, and highly intelligent. They are one of the most respected and popular dog breeds; known for their deep devotion and protective nature.
Versatile, fearless, and assertive, the Doberman Pinscher thrives on human companionship and stimulation. They are exceedingly loyal and protective of their family and home. This breed does best with older, well-behaved, and considerate children. They do not typically get along well with other household pets. They are aloof and reserved with strangers and make excellent guard dogs. This people oriented breed may closely bond to one particular family member. The Doberman Pinscher requires constant attention and does not do well if left alone for extended periods of time or is in a two-career family. They are not recommended for the novice, inexperienced, or sedentary owner.
Doberman Pinschers require minimal grooming. Occasional brushing or wiping of the coat with a damp cloth will minimize loose hair. Dental hygiene is crucial to prevent early tooth loss. It is also important to keep their nails trimmed short. Bathing or dry shampooing should only be done when absolutely necessary. The Doberman Pinscher is prone to Wobbler Syndrome, Von Willebrands Disease, bloat, hip dysplasia, and congenital heart disorders. They do not do well in cold climates.
The coat of the Doberman Pinscher is thick, smooth, short, hard, and close-fitting. The color of the coat comes in fawn, red, blue, black and tank, and black. There are typically rust colored markings above the eyes, on the muzzle, throat, legs, feet, chest, and below the tail. This breed is an average shedder.
The Doberman Pinscher is easy to train but requires a dominant owner. Early socialization and obedience are crucial to prevent shyness, timidity, and aggression. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. This breed does best with positive reinforcement, firmness, fairness, consistency, and respect. The Doberman Pinscher excels in competitive obedience, schutzhund, tracking, search and rescue, police work, and as a therapy dog.
Highly energetic, Doberman Pinschers require daily extensive exercise and stimulation. They enjoy family play sessions and make wonderful walking companions. This breed will do okay in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised. However, a securely fenced yard is best for romping and running freely.
65-90 lbs
Male: 26-28; Female: 24-26 inches
black, red, blue, and fawn, all with tan markings
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Doberman Pinscher puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Doberman Pinscher varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Doberman Pinscher puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Doberman Pinschers sold is $1,725.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Doberman Pinscher with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,400 upwards to $9,500 or even more for a Doberman Pinscher with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Doberman Pinschers sold is $1,100.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,725.00
Average Price: $1,100.00
Top Quality: $3,400.00 to $9,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 9803 Doberman Pinscher puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Doberman Pinscher puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Doberman Pinschers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Doberman Pinscher Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 9803 Doberman Pinscher dogs.
  • 1. Dobie
  • 2. Duke
  • 3. Daisy
  • 4. Emma
  • 5. Max
  • 6. Zeus
  • 7. Apollo
  • 8. Bella
  • 9. Dobies
  • 10. Bruno
  • 11. Major
  • 12. Athena
  • 13. Chase
  • 14. Magnum
  • 15. Princess
  • 16. Baron
  • 17. Dixie
  • 18. Black Beauty
  • 19. Ellie
  • 20. Thor

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Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina
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READY NOW!! Six black and tan AKC registered pure breed pups for sale. Born 26 Dec 11. Parents are our 'babies' and they are both onsite. Sire is rust and tan from championship bloodline. Experienced Breeder of excellent adorable, lovable, docile Dobbies! 3 males and 3 females in the litter left. Tails docked, first shots and vet checked. $400.00 each includes papers, sales contract and all records. Call Joe at 912-313-4235 now as they will go FAST!!

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Anonymous asked:
so im wondering as im getting my first dog and i live in a apartment but i wondering if it would be cruel or inhuman to get a big dog in a apartment my apartment is not huge but it is not small either? I would not want a animal suffering but I just want to know as I am kinda stuck on a small dog or big one

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It is not so much the size of the dog, but the needs of that dog and the dedication of the owner. There are both small, medium and large and even giant breed dogs that do well in apartments. Their exercise needs are lower than other breeds and they do well with the hussle and bussle of apartment life. Dogs have to be taken out regularly, there are people, dogs, other animals and different smells all the time in their space. It all depends on the breed / mix and temperament of that specific dog. The Doberman Pinscher is not the best breed for an apartment. This breed needs a lot of exercise and stimulation. They are protective of their owners / family / territory. In the size range of a Doberman, it is better to consider the Chow Chow, the Greyhound, the Basset Hound, and the Saluki. All in all, if you are dedicated enough to get your dog the exercise he/she needs every day before and after you come home, then your dog will be okay in an apartment. Look into doggy day cares in your area as well to give yourself a day off and your dog a day or two of fun a week.

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What do you do with the Doberman Pinscher's ears that are not standing straight up?

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If your pup's ears are not standing straight up, then it is best to get them re-taped and make sure that the taping is keeping them up at the level you desire. You may have to keep them taped for 4 - 6 months to re-train them.

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I have a 6-year-old spayed female Doberman/Shephard she is good with other animals and displays a lot of both German Shephard and Doberman traits. My career allows me to work at home. Do you think if I get a male Doberman puppy for her to nurture then grow to have as a companion that they will do okay? She was a rescue a few years ago and was always around other dogs and I feel she misses that. (She always tries to mother small dogs)

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One of the main concerns about bringing another dog into your home is if your dog will become protective of yourself, your family and the home. If you have had many other dogs over at your house without your dog becoming aggressive or protective, then I would say that it would be a great thing to have a companion for your dog. However, if you do not know how your dog will react to another dog in your home, I would suggest bringing other dogs in that your dog already knows to make sure that she would be fine with another dog in her space.

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Are Doberman Pinscher's good family dogs?



The Doberman Pinscher can be a great family dog as long as the dog is well socialized and from a good breeder who temperament tests all of his/her puppies. Positive Reinforcement Training techniques work really well in training this breed to be a loving, protective companion for the whole family.


Doberman Pinscher's are fabulous dogs! I have had 3 now. My first two lived to be 12 and 15 years of age. Raise them with love from the onset when they are puppies and you will have a loving dog. You do though have to make sure the Doberman knows his place. If you are a responsible dog owner and love your Doberman, he will love you and your family right back. I just adopted 2 cats that I got from an elderly lady who didn't want to take them to the shelter. My Dobie is fine with them.


They have a wonderful disposition and the Doberman's I have had quickly adapted to their surroundings. The disposition depends on the family and how they are raised.. When I trained my dogs I would let my kids be involved with the training.. I told my boys that our Dobie needs lots of love. I let them feed the dogs so the boys and the dogs would form a bond with them. They are great dogs and very protective of their families.

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Doberman Pinscher I am very interested in adopting a Doberman. My only concern is I have a small family dog 7 years old. Is it possible to have them both, successfully?



It is possible that they can live together without an issue. However, you must understand what prey drive is and why some dogs have a high prey drive then others. Prey drive is the drive that makes a dog chase things that move quickly, whether other dogs, cats, deer or even cars. It does not mean your dog is aggressive unless he/she acts aggressively when he/she gets closer to its target. But with proper training and lots of socialization, your dog can develop self-control to not act on that instinct. But anytime there is a significant difference in size, all interactions should be supervised.


Dobermans can get along with just about anything if raised correctly. We have guinea foul wandering around all the time. We have cats they tolerate, but mostly they have to be trained not to think of them as something to chase for the fun of it. We've occasionally had some strong alpha mentality Dobes both male and female, that would not accept being challenged by any other dogs unless they had been raised with them and learned from the start that play is fine, aggression is a "No". They are the exception for the most part, they learn from good exposure and socialization that good behavior is rewarded. The keys - exposure and socialization can not be overstressed. Bringing a new pup into the family that includes other dogs -- you'll get what you create.


It is possible that they may get along, don't let the possibility that they won't make you not get a doberman pinscher, if they don't get along, separate them often.

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Updated: 5/25/2022