Doberman Pinscher is the "Cadillac" of dogs

Cadillac of dogs

Someone once said that the Doberman Pinscher is the "Cadillac" of dogs. Most people who have owned Dobermans will agree...There are many other good breeds of dogs... and then there are Dobermans...

A Doberman is an affectionate animal, but his affection is noble. He wants to be close to you, to have your hand on his head, to rest his head on your lap, or to sit with his back to you pressing his body as close to yours as he possibly can. He owns you and he wants you to know that he enjoys this role. He is glad that you belong to him.

A Doberman is a lively dog with lots of speed, strength, and agility. He can run with a horse, maneuver quickly enough to catch a rabbit, track faster than a Bloodhound, tree a racoon and beat you to your favorite chair every time - if you let him...

A Doberman is a very gentle dog with the firmness of Gibraltar...He will let a baby crawl all over him...He will take his six-year-old mistress walking to show her off and guide her with mature judgment...He knows that it is well to let a six-year-old have her way - unless it is dangerous...

A Doberman is a sensitive dog, keenly alert to your feelings and wishes...if someone visits you whom you don't like, watch the dog, for he will be watching your visitor. After he has been with you a few years, you will find that often you don't have to speak a wish. He will know and respond...You become a part of him and he becomes a part of you.

With the Doberman's long history of guard, military and police duty, it is not surprising that the word fierce is often associated with the breed. But any Doberman owner will tell you the word more accurately describes the breed's loyalty and affection than its demeanor. As old Herr Dobermann might say, the Doberman was bred to be an ideal companion and personal protector, not just a guard or "estate" dog. Dobermans are NOT outside dogs....they lack the coat for this and will become ill-tempered if left alone in the backyard. Read this again, they NEED interaction with their family or "pack".

As such, the Doberman is very loyal, faithful and loving to its family, wanting to be with it constantly and expecting to follow it everywhere. This intense love and affection is something that cannot be imagined by someone who has not lived with a Doberman and is one of the unexpected joys that awaits the first-time owner. The Doberman also is extremely intelligent, meaning that the dog will quickly learn the routines of the home.

Dobes are people dogs -- showing an extraordinary devotion to their family or owner. A Dobe is very happy to settle down once inside (providing he has had time to EXERCISE) to share your home, your bed (takes it over), and your food. It is also very normal for your Dobe to smile, lean on you, bump your hand for more attention, and follow you from room to room. For these reasons, Dobes are often referred to as "Velcro" dogs and one of the advantages of such a dog is; you never have to go to the bathroom alone again!

Of course, the Doberman is a natural guard dog and is often protective, even overprotective of its family. This is primarily because of its intense loyalty, not viciousness. Most Dobermans seem to have an uncanny knack of knowing who is allowed in the house and who is not, and will welcome those welcomed by its owners.

A Doberman is useful. He was first bred as a guard and watchdog and he is the only dog that was originally bred for this purpose. No other breed excels him at this task. Many owe their lives to these great, sleek animals. No one will ever know how many attacks and robberies have been prevented because of the family Doberman...

Look into the soft loving eyes of a Dobe, read what he is saying...You are being told you are the center of this dog's world. He will match your emotions, takes direction from your acceptance or non-acceptance of a situation. If he perceives there is "something wrong with this picture" or senses your fear he comes to attention - the eyes change -ready to meet the challenge.

The Doberman is a gentle dog. He guides the blind. One of the largest foundations specializing in guide dog work kept records on various breeds in training. They found that the Doberman had the best training record, the best record for "rejects", and the best record for continued devotion...

The Doberman is an obedient dog. Today, those who want a great performing dog in obedience trial work usually turn to Dobermans. As one top professional trainer and exhibitor says, "In obedience, a top working Doberman can be topped only by another Doberman. No other breed can compete for cleanliness, speed, and performance."

The Doberman is a magnificently beautiful animal. He is a square dog with ample body. He has a sleek dry coat with precise clean markings; a long, arched neck for balance and nobility, a dark eye, almond in shape and set fairly deep for appearance only. He is a dog with "built-in beauty". There is no such thing as an ugly Doberman...some are closer to perfection than others, that is all...

The Doberman in pose is a noble and loving thing, but the most thrilling part of a Doberman's beauty is in action. He is an animal so natural you would think that evolution has been aimed at him, and yet the precise control of selected breeding of more than sixty years is what has crystallized his form and motion...

The next time you visualize the Doberman pinscher, forget the television shows, the movies and the bad PR. The breed may play the villain on-screen, but a happy, healthy Doberman is a lover as much, if not more, as it is a fighter. And the next time you see a Doberman pinscher, even if it barks at you, remember that underneath that imposing frame is the heart and soul of a loyal, sensitive creature who lives and breathes to please its owner. The only tragic part of owning a Doberman is that part of you is buried with him when he dies. 000

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