Know about Doberman Puppies
About the breed
Being both sleek and powerful, and beautiful and intelligent, the Doberman Pinscher has earned its place among the elite of dog breeds. Fearless dogs have long been revered as protectors around the world. Dobermans are compact dogs, fast, powerful, and muscular, measuring 24 to 28 inches at the shoulder. It has a sleek, heavy body covered in a glossy coat of black, blue, red, or brown with rust markings. The combination of these features, in addition to their wedge-shaped heads and easy, agile movements, makes the Doberman a truly royal breed. A well-trained Doberman guarding the perimeter will deter even the most foolish intruder.
Although Dobermans are generally healthy dogs, there are a few conditions the breed tends to suffer from. Bloat is one of them, potentially fatal condition owners need to be aware of and know what to do should it occur. Health issues in this breed include hip dysplasia, enlarged hearts, hemophilia (clotting disorders), retinal atrophy, albinismus, and hypothyroidism. These diseases must be screened in livestock using medical testing. Never purchase a puppy or dog from someone who does not genetically test their animals.
Dobermans are highly intelligent, easy to train, quick to respond and make wonderful pets. Regardless, they are powerful animals that can become aggressive, destructive, and difficult to handle if they are not raised properly. Socialization beginning at a young age is essential, as well as obedience training. Puppy training is another important factor. Owners of Dobermans have the duty of ensuring their dogs are raised as loving, polite companions as well as good citizens. The Doberman will always be indoors with his owners, rather than outside.
The Doberman is an energetic dog that needs regular exercise and play. A Doberman loves taking long daily walks with his owner and finding a space for running. Participation in dog sports like obedience, agility, and tracking can provide mental exercise in addition to an enjoyable time with the dog.
A proper diet of high-quality dog food for the remainder of the dog’s life is essential. The Doberman puppy should consume food that has been approved by the puppy’s breeder or veterinarian. It is important to give treats to train dogs, but too many treats can lead to obesity. You should know what human foods your dog can eat, and which cannot. You should consult your veterinarian if you have concerns about your dog’s diet.