Doberman Dog Breed: Facts, Lifespan and Information


There are a couple different varieties of the Doberman breed which will be gone over quickly. Varieties: 1. black and tan 2. brown and fire.

The Doberman is a medium-sized dog, robust and muscular, with good proportions and a noble and proud stance. The head is wedge-shaped, elongated and blunt. The skull-face lines are parallel, the snout is light and the muzzle deep and wide. The eyes are medium in size and oval in shape. The ears, usually cut, are attached high on the head. In dogs whose ears are not cut, they fall on the sides of the head with the edges firmly on the sides. The back is short and strong. The limbs are perfectly straight and strong. The tail is shortened and stout.

Coat: short, very silky and smooth.

Color: black and tan or brown and orange colored, depending on the variety. Blue is no longer popular because this variety carried genetic issues.

Size: 65 to 70 cm for the male and 60 to 65 cm for the female.

Weight: 41 to 46 kg for the male and 31 to 34 kg for the female.

Doberman History

The breed was born between 1850 and 1870 in Apolda, Germany thanks to people who wanted a defense dog completely different from those that already existed. Then, the breed was continued by other breeders, who introduced other dogs which are currently unknown. It’s speculated that they are the Pinscher, Rottweiler and maybe the Terrier. The contribution of the some breeds has probably been very important since one can still clearly notice their imprint in the physical aspect of the Doberman.

Doberman Character

They are one of the sweetest and most sensitive dogs in the world. They love their master, with whom they must live in close contact. There are many myths about the Doberman. The best known one is that they go crazy around the age of six because of the narrowing of their cranial cases. This is one of the biggest myths, from a scientific point of view, which has never been proven. Fortunately, today, the Doberman has been studied extensively and we hear very rarely about dogs that go mad. The dog is very gentle and safe for children as long as it is left alone. It keeps a natural aggression that is typical of defense dogs. A balanced dog will never be aggressive without motive and will be a wonderful companion dog who lives for his master.

Doberman Living Conditions

The Doberman should be considered a house dog since it suffers from the cold and has a vital need for human companionship. Indeed, it is a defensive dog and needs to have a territory or property, although it can naturally accomplish this.


It suffers from extreme cold and humidity
Average life expectancy: roughly 12-14 years


Only poorly selected dogs from random mating may be nervous and sometimes bite. It is therefore essential to buy a puppy from a good breeder which selects both the beauty and the character of the dogs.