Louis DobermannLouis Dobermann is credited with developing the Doberman pinscher breed in the late 1800s. He was a tax collector and wanted a fierce guard dog to accompany him on his rounds. Dobermann also kept the local dog pound, where he had access to many strays.

What breeds created the Doberman?

During his time as a dogcatcher and pound keeper, Dobermann was thought to have crossed several breeds—including the Rottweiler, German Pinscher, Black and Tan Terriers, Weimaraner, and short-haired shepherds—to develop the breed, which was first registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1908.

Who created the Doberman and why?

Dobermanns were first bred in the 1880s by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann in Apolda, Thuringia, Germany, a tax collector who ran the Apolda dog pound. With access to dogs of many breeds, he got the idea to create a breed that would be ideal for protecting him.

How was the Doberman dog created?

Louis Dobermann, a German tax collector, created the Doberman Pinscher breed in 1870. It is believed the breed originated from the mix of cattle and shepherd dogs. In 1895, the dog was mixed with Manchester terrier and at the beginning of the 20th century, Greyhound bloodline was introduced.

Who is the creator of the Doberman?

Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann

Brilliantly cross-pollinating his customs and canine careers, Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann created the breed that today bears his name, the Doberman Pinscher.

What is the oldest dog breed?


Saluki – 5000 years
The Saluki currently holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest breed of dog in the world. Although new research may have undermined that claim, its ancient origins are undeniable.

Is Doberman a bully breed?

Unfortunately, Dobermans have been given a bad reputation as a “bully breed” for a couple of reasons: Their history as military and police dogs. Their size and occasional aggression, especially towards other dogs. Poor or nonexistent training and irresponsible breeding that encourages this aggression.

Why Doberman tail is cut?

The reason behind cropping and docking was to avoid ear infections and minimize the risk of tail injuries. Although there has never been any concrete evidence of ear infections that have been avoided owing to cropping of ears, the floppy ears of Dobermans often get injured while they are at work.