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Life expectancy

The Dobermann has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 25 and 27 in
Male Between 27 and 28 in

Adult weight

Female Between 71 and 77 lb
Male Between 88 and 99 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown
Type of coat
Very short Short
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Dobermann costs between £870 and £1000

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More details about the Dobermann

Dobermann: Origins and history

The breed was born between 1850 and 1870 in Apolda, Thuringia, thanks to tax collector, Frederic Louis Dobermann, who wanted a guard dog completely different from those that already existed. His work was continued by other breeders, who introduced other more controversial breeds, for example the Pinscher, Weimaraner, Rottweiler and perhaps certain Terrier breeds. The Beauceron is likely an important influence as we can still clearly see traces of this breed in the physical appearance of the Dobermann.

Dobermann: Varieties

  • Black and Rust
  • Brown and rust

Training a Dobermann

This dog can be easy to train, but their great sensitivity needs treating with patience and kindness to get the desired results. However, they can play the fool at times, being so intelligent they know how to drive their owners crazy! 

It is important to start training and socialising as soon as the puppy arrives at home to avoid them adopting bad habits.

It is recommended to use play and positive reinforcement during training sessions. Using brutality during training sessions could affect this sensitive dog.

Dobermann: Purchase price

The price of a Dobermann varies according to their origins, age and sex. On average, a Dobermann registered with the KC is about £1000.

The average budget needed to meet the needs of a dog of this size is about £50 / month

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