Pros & Cons of a Doberman Pinscher | Dog Breeds


I’m Julia Szabo, also known as a Pet Reporter,
and I am the “Living with Dogs” columnist for dogster.com. I’ve actually written 6 books and I’m hard
at work on my next one. It will be about about dogs — that’s as much
as I can say right now. I love dogs and I think nobody’s life is complete
without one. So I’m here to tell you about a variety of
different dogs breeds that might suit your lifestyle. I hope you’ll adopt one soon. The Doberman is a beautiful, beautiful breed
of dog. He was actually created by a German tax collector
named Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann in Germany in the 19th century. Mr. Dobermann wanted a dog who come with him
and be intimidating looking enough that he could go into, you know, among angry people
when he was collecting taxes. So of course the Doberman does have the intimidating
look to him, but he is just a wonderful sweetheart of a dog. A friend of mine is a photographer. Her name is Heather Green, and she actually
photographs dogs. That’s her profession. She does beautiful portraits. And one of her own 3 dogs is a Doberman named
Jaden. And Jaden is really, just, she knows how beautiful
she is. And she vogues and she poses, and she comes
and cuddles right on your lap. She literally, like, she comes and sits on
my chest when I go visit. So, if properly cared for and properly trained,
just like any dog, a doberman makes a wonderful, wonderful companion. They have a little aspect of the Greyhound,
a little aspect of the Rottweiler. They’re just beautiful. With a Doberman, you really want to be engaged
with this dog. You want to train him or her. You want to do stuff with the dog. You don’t want to leave her along, you know? Because she’s really into you, and she’s so
intelligent, and such an athlete. So ideally, you’re a person who really loves
hanging out with your dog. Is active, at the very least, you like to
walk 3 or 4 times a day. It’s a mental athlete, and a physical athlete,
so that’s a lot of dog. But, you know what? There are a lot of people who are up to the
challenge. It’ just a beautiful breed, and definitely
one of the breeds that, you know, if I live long enough, I hope I get to have.

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10 Responses

  1. JoBoo123 says:

    There are no pros or cons. And that is not a Doberman she keeps,being photographed with. Thumbs definitely down.

  2. southwest82 says:

    Where are the dobermans in the video???!?!

  3. First Name Last Name says:

    If you came here for pros and cons
    Pros – As loyal as dogs come, will never betray or leave the side of their own. The gold standard of guard dogs. Have an appearance that will make people apprehensive of harming you even if they're friendly. Consistently gentle with kids within its own family. Able to live with cats. Goofy personality to keep you entertained, has puppy behavior into its 3rd year. Highly intelligent and able to learn a litany of tricks and commands. Adaptable to any environment if exercised.
    Cons – If not properly trained can be hostile towards strangers, particularly in its home or if it believes them a threat to its owner. Can also have dog aggression if not properly trained/socialized. Has a tendency to chase things that run from it if not corrected. Sensitive to the cold as it has almost no body fat. Requires more exercise than simply going out to potty, going to a park and playing fetch gets the job done. Sheds mildly throughout the year and blows its coat seasonally. Has many serious health issues, but most are genetic and can be mostly avoided through buying from a reputable breeder.
    Summary – Dobies are big goofballs that require consistent training from a young age and daily exercise. They will always have your back, but make sure to buy one from a reputable breeder to avoid medical bills and worse, or rescue.

  4. Matt Davidson says:

    What a joke total waste of time

  5. dobie gal says:

    Herr Dobermann’ s female Schnapp I believe was her name was so vicious even Herr Dobermann had trouble controlling her. He liked to breed her because of that. Whoever this Pit Bull lady is, she doesn’t know the Dobermans history very well. These were the Pit Bulls of the 70’s with so many vicious Dobermans they were almost outlawed. As many turned on their owners as other people they were boarder line uncontrollable and most were either show Dogs or law enforcement Dogs. Careful breeding weeded out the viciousness to what we have today. I know a Doberman specialty handler from the seventies that once bred a litter and not one made it to a year of age. The entire litter over that first year, one by one had to be euthed for viciousness. All of mine, I have 7, are sweethearts but one is very sharp when I’m not home. Wonderful dogs if carefully bred.

  6. Eli Q says:

    Uh, Let’s talk about Dobermans & show pit bull mutts.

  7. Brian August says:

    When we teenagers Doberman's were everywhere as guard dogs 1st than some owners took to living off our forest in New Zealand they would take there Doberman for there mate ,, eventually some of these dogs turned out to be good hunting dogs as well as guard dogs now I hardly see them around , see more like pitbulls , dogos, Rottweiler s American bulldogs ,

  8. Nunaya Bizniss says:

    Yes, not a good report, you can tell she doesn’t know Dobermans. In my experience these are the pros and cons, while each has it’s quirks and personalities, the pros are they are extremely loyal and protective, especially to their *person (tend to be “one owner” type of dog) You could’nt ask for a better security dog, they’re very smart and they listen well, learn quick. The cons would be they’re not stranger friendly, which may or may not work for your situation, and they can be very possessive of their person, and jealous, which can be dangerous for other people and pets, so that’s something you really need to keep in check.

  9. Samuel W Sparkman says:

    i love dogs

  10. KohMotion says:

    News flash – these are not Dobermans

  11. 0510wa says:

    Her face must smell like a wet mop

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