The Doberman Pinscher is among the most popular breed of dogs in the world. Known for its intelligence and loyalty, the Pinscher is both a police- favorite breed and at the same time, a domestic dog that is loved by families for its loyalty. A Doberman Pinscher is usually characterized by his medium-large size, cropped ears and ability to stand on his toes as opposed to the pads. This gives the Pinscher a masculine, semi-inclined look to complete his sleek appearance.
History of the Doberman Pinscher
The domestic dog is a breed of German descent. It has a history dating back to 1890 when tax collector Karl Friedrich Dobermann thought of creating a loyal guard dog. Although the exact ratio of crossing remains unknown, expert reports point to the crossing of both shepherd and sleek dogs. The shepherd dogs used in Karl`s crossbreed ‘mixture’ were German Pinschers and Rottweilers while sleek dogs involved in the crossing were Weimaraners, Greyhound, and Manchester Terrier. A dog show in Erfurt back in 1897 saw the first Doberman Pinscher showcased( which became recognized as an official German breed after 3 years).