Scarlet is a female red & rust Doberman Pinscher puppy.
She was born on June 22, 2015, so she's 14 weeks old now.
Meet Scarlet! Scarlet has a great personality and a very beautiful coat. This baby is going to make a great companion and be very loyal to her... [read more]
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Before you decide to take a Doberman Pinscher into your home you need to familiarize yourself with Doberman Pinscher characteristics as well as other important information about the breed. The Doberman Pinscher is famed for being a military and police dog but he can also adjust well to being a family pet. He is known for being protective with family members and is fearless in defending them. But despite having a fierce reputation, he is generally a gentle and affectionate dog.
However, the Doberman Pinscher may not be the right dog for all families due to his large size and high energy level. You will need to provide an outlet for his physical energy as well as providing him with mental stimulation to prevent boredom. Please look through our Facts & Information pages to learn more important Doberman Pinscher dog breed info.
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Facts - Overview
The Doberman Pinscher is currently ranked the fourteenth most popular breed in the US by the American Kennel Club, and his high showing in these ratings should not be surprising. While the Doberman Pinscher’s size and alert bearing may initially make him seem to be intimidating, once you take him into your family, you will find that behind his seemingly fearsome appearance is a gentle and affectionate nature, particularly when it comes to his human family. Please feel free to read on so that you can learn more important information about the Doberman Pinscher dog breed.
The Doberman Pinscher is one of the larger dog breeds, weighing an average sixty to eighty pounds, as befits a dog that was originally bred to be a protector. His function reflects his physical frame, which is sleek and athletic. The breed also has a number of distinguishing physical characteristics, including a docked tail and cropped ears which are actually not natural features but something that is done by the breeder.
As befits a guardian dog, the Doberman Pinscher is mentally and physically alert, and has a lot of energy. Thus, he will need a lot of exercise as well as mental stimulation to prevent him from being bored. But if you meet these requirements and with the right early socialization, he will easily adjust to being a member of your household. Socialization is vital to prevent the Doberman Pinscher from taking on the alpha-dog role, which might make training more difficult. It is also important that he not be left alone at home for long periods of time and he is at his best when you and your family include him as part of your daily activities.
If you socialize him properly, however, the Doberman Pinscher will prove to be an excellent addition to your family, one who will not only watch over you but be devoted to the younger members of his “pack”. If you would like to take a more in-depth look at Doberman Pinscher breed info, please feel free to look over the other sections of our Facts & Information Page where we provide more information on the breed’s personality, health, grooming, care and history.
Facts - Personality
Since the Doberman Pinscher was bred to be a working dog, it should not be surprising that the Doberman Pinscher personality is highly intelligent and mentally alert. As long as you establish your alpha status early, training your new puppy should be easy. However, to make your training more effective, you need to keep your puppy mentally engaged. Since you will find that the breed learns quickly, you will have to work hard to keep lessons fresh and challenging to him.
There are a wide range of factors that can affect the Doberman Pinscher temperament including early training and socialization as well as heredity. Unless your puppy is exposed early to new people, places and experiences, he may not grow up to be a well-adjusted dog. The Doberman Pinscher also has an extended puppyhood, as he retains his puppyish temperament until he is three to four years of age.
If you want to get an idea of what your puppy’s temperament will be like, ask to meet at least one of the parents and if possible, some of the littermates. If they have nice temperaments, the chances will be high that your puppy will as well. When choosing a puppy, look for one that is willing to approach new people and be touched and held by them, as well as being playful and curious. In addition, look for a puppy that has a middle-of-the-road personality who is not too aggressive or too timid and passive.
You can help your puppy grow up to be well-adjusted by providing early socialization. Even simple things like taking him to the park regularly and inviting him to meet your neighbors can greatly help him become socialized. If you cannot spare the time, you can look for kindergarten puppy classes to enroll him in.
Facts - Care
Doberman Pinscher care can be demanding because of the high energy levels of the breed. Thus, the Doberman Pinscher is not appropriate for smaller living spaces such as apartments and should ideally live in country homes or a suburban setting where there is a lot of room for him to run around. There should be a securely fenced-in area for him to romp around and where strange people and animals cannot accidentally walk in.
An essential part of Doberman Pinscher puppy care is to ensure that he is socialized from a young age. A socialized dog will not be too timid or too aggressive, and will grow up to have a well-rounded temperament. In addition, your Doberman Pinscher should not be left alone for extended periods or isolated from his human family. You should ensure that your puppy is a part of your regular routine and other family activities. To avoid unnecessary complications, you should get your puppy accustomed to being on a leash from an early age. He should be leashed whenever you are in public since many people are nervous about Dobermans.
Doberman Pinscher training can also be made easier if you socialize your puppy early. Dobermans are responsive to training as long as you establish your alpha status as pack leader. The breed is known for its intelligence and so you will have to make training constantly interesting to keep your puppy mentally engaged.
Facts - Grooming
The Doberman Pinscher grooming requirements are minimal since he has a short-haired coat. The Doberman’s coat colors may be black, blue, fawn and red, with rust-colored markings on several areas around the body like the feet and legs as well as the muzzle, chest and throat in addition to markings on top of both eyes.
How to groom Doberman Pinscher? You simply have to brush his coat once a week with a rubber curry or grooming mitt. Since he has minimal bad odor, you only have to bathe him periodically, or when he gets dirty. You can use these grooming sessions as a way to bond with your dog.
You will have to trim his nails when they get too long. Although active dogs will naturally wear down their nails, if you can hear them clicking while your dog is walking, a trim is needed. Ask your groomer to instruct you in how to do this to prevent injury, since toenails can bleed if you cut them too short as they contain blood vessels. Or you can pay the groomer to do this job for you if you feel unable to do it.
Two areas that you will also have to take care of are your Doberman’s ears and teeth. Brushing his teeth at least two to three times a week can help prevent tartar buildup. Wiping your dog’s ears with a cotton ball moistened in pH-balanced, gentle ear cleaner can help prevent infection. Make sure that you only clean the outer ear; never insert anything into his ear canal. While you’re doing this grooming routine, look out for signs of infection such as rashes and sores as well as other symptoms like tenderness, redness and inflammation.
It is important that you start grooming your Doberman early so he becomes accustomed to it. In particular, get your puppy used to having his paws handled, since this is an area of their body that they feel sensitive about. Making grooming a positive experience not only makes checking him out for possible health problems, it also makes it easier for the vet when you take him in for his regular visits.
Facts - Health
There are a number of Doberman Pinscher health conditions that the breed is prone to. You can avoid most of these health problems by getting your puppy from a reputable breeder who will provide you with health clearances that show that his parents have been cleared of particular conditions. These conditions include hip dysplasia, von Willebrand’s disease and progressive retinal atrophy. Ask to see health clearances from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals as well as the Canine Eye Registry Foundation.
To ensure good Doberman Pinscher nutrition, make sure you provide high-quality dog food that is formulated especially to meet the nutritional requirements of puppies. In addition, you should also buy food that is especially made for larger breeds that allow the bigger puppy to develop gradually so that his bones and joints grow strong. Follow the recommendations on the label as to how much you should feed your puppy daily or you can consult with your vet. Make sure that you don’t overfeed your dog in order to avoid his becoming overweight or obese which can cause health problems.
Depending on what is convenient for you, you can divide the amount you give your eight to twelve week old puppy into three to four meals spaced out throughout the day. However, by the time the puppy reaches six months, you should feed him only twice a day as well as slowly reducing the amount of food you give him.
Facts - History
The Doberman Pinscher history began with the man who would give the breed its name – a tax collector named Louie Dobermann. In the late nineteenth century, Mr. Dobermann usually took a dog along with him for protection as he made his rounds collecting taxes. Since he was also the local dogcatcher, he began breeding dogs to create a breed that would be a loyal protector and guardian. The result of his work was the ancestor of the Doberman Pinscher breed.
Other people continued Mr. Dobermann’s work with the intention of creating a breed that would be a “super dog”; unfortunately, the breed they created was too aggressive and stubborn. Breeder Otto Goeller eventually shaped the modern Doberman Pinscher and the German Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1900.
The history of Doberman Pinscher in the US began in 1908 when the first Dobermans were brought to America; the same year the breed was formally recognized by the American Kennel Club. The quickly-growing popularity of the breed led to the formation of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America in 1921, and the official breed standard was adopted the following year. The breed’s popularity in America is believed to be instrumental in the breed’s survival as Dobermans became scarce in Europe during the two world wars as few people could afford to keep big dogs and the breed was owned mainly by the wealthy as well as by police and military forces.