Doberman – Its Physical Appearance

Did you know that the Doberman is one of the most popular breeds? With all the most popular dog breeds in this planet, it may be hard to discern why. Most Doberman owners love its great obedience, looks, and temperament.

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The original name of this breed is Doberman Pinscher, wherein it originated from Germany and then made its way to all over the world. Karl Friedrich Louis Doberman bred them, hence the name itself. The name Doberman Pinscher is commonly used in Germany, but in other parts of the world, it is only Doberman.

Appearance
The general appearance of this breed is simply that of elegance, comes with the proud carriage, showing great temperament and nobility. They are watchful, determined, elegant, loyal, obedient, alert and fearless. They are athletic and compact dogs that come in colors tan and black, tan and red or tan and blue. Their sleek and short coat, including its markings, display the perfect athletic breed of this dog breed. They have narrow and long heads with thoughtful, dark, deep eyes shaped like an almond. Their ears are sometimes cropped out, but many owners prefer to leave it naturally as they are. Their tail most of the time is docked. Their body is squarely proportioned, too, and have a very graceful gait.

Weight and Size
Male Doberman should have a height from 26 inches to 28 inches at its withers, while they weight from 70 to 75 pounds. Female Doberman stands from 24 inches to 26 inches while they weight between 60 and 65 pounds.

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Color and Coat
The Doberman has a smooth, sleek and short coat that lies close to the skin. Their necks come with a slight undercoat, and it is only in this area of their body. Dobermans come in fawn, red, blue or black color, with rust markings on every eye, thus having very defined eyebrows. Not only that but they also got the well-defined chest, feet, legs, throat, and muzzle.

Grooming
Like many other short-haired dog breeds, Dobermans are low maintenance. They are very clean dogs, which do not emit that doggy odor. But even with short hair, they shed their hair all year round. They need brushing for at least once each week to keep their lose hair managed well. They do not need that frequent bathing. Most Doberman owners can get by with their dogs with 3 or 4 baths each year.