5 AMAZING FACTS About The DOBERMAN
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FACT 1 Let’s dive right into the 1st amazing fact. The Doberman, despite their imposing looks and serious facial expression, they are very affectionate with their family. Doberman owners around the globe marvel at their loving nature and high working drive. They typically are wonderful dogs in homes with older children, but can do well in homes with younger children. The breed is wary of strangers so they must be well socialized and have a leader that is calm and consistent. Even when playing with their family, they are quite gentle despite their high energy. FACT 2 This brings us nicely to fact number two. They are very high energy and incredibly smart, which you probably knew already. It’s not a huge surprise since the Doberman is a world-renowned police and military canine that carries out a huge array of scent and protection work. But did you know they can also make exceptional service canines? The same traits that qualify them for the police and military are what makes them so adept as emotional support and service canines in the home. They bond closely with their family and are incredibly affectionate to the point where they seem Velcroed to their people. Yet another trait that allows them to excel in service work for those with disabilities. FACT 3 Diving into the 3rd fact you may not know, the amazing Doberman found itself a victim of anit-German sentiment during and after WWII. The Doberman was one of the preferred canines for the Nazi police and military because of their muscular build, imposing appearance, and high intelligence. While the Doberman hasn’t ranked particularly highly on top breed lists, they’re still very recognizable thanks to their famous fans. American comedian and movie star Kevin Hart, actor William Shatner (who played Captin Kirk on Star Trek), President John F. Kennedy, and singer Mariah Carey, Sylvester Stallone, and Kendall Jenner (part of the Kardashian family) all love and have had Doberman’s. There are many more celebrities on the list and honestly just too many to mention here, but they all helping to bring this amazing breed into the spotlight. FACT 4 Sliding right into fact number four, the Doberman is a born people pleaser when they have a calm, consistent canine leader and it makes them a great choice for canine sports. They are extremely intelligent and do best with an experienced leader who can spend a lot of time with them. Through this and their high energy nature, Dobermans are willing to learn almost anything that gives them a job to do. They are very athletic and have a laser focus on the job they are doing. Pair that with their intelligence and drive to please and you’ve got one serious competitor on your hands. Always be mindful of their joints since they are still prone to large breed issues like hip and elbow dysplasia. FACT 5 Bringing it home to fact number five, Dobermans can be exceptional with children. They have deeply rooted guarding instincts that extend to everyone in the home, including new babies. This can make them ideal companions as they and the child grow up together but they’ll need to be well socialized to everyday situations, like friends coming over. They are playful and very at ease with their family but will have an aloof and regal presence when other people are around. Their high energy does mean they’ll want to run and play as the child grows but they settle a bit after about 3 years. It’s always extraordinary, and a true testament to the breed’s temperament, when a canine as fierce as the Doberman is so aware of and dedicated to a new little life. WRAP UP This breed is truly a blend of so many amazing qualities thanks to their modern heritage, which you can learn more about in the video I did about their whole history on this channel. They are astounding canines in their roles as working and family guardians and you’ll probably never meet someone who hasn’t fallen in love with the breed after they’ve had one in their home. As fantastic as they are, like other guardian breeds, they are best for experienced canine leaders that are able to give them tons of exercise and a job to do that uses their mind and body. Active canine leaders will love everything about this graceful breed.