July 28, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
menu bar above to decide which breed best fits your
lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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Doberman Pinscher Dog & Puppy Breed Information
The Doberman Pinscher averages 27” of svelte muscle and agility. Cropped ears and docked tail define the Doberman. Black or red is the most common color and his sleek coat is easy grooming for the family. Square and well-knit, he combines dignity with high intelligence and trainability.


Doberman Puppy & Breed Information


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The Doberman Pinscher originated in Germany, around 1900 as a specific breed planned and developed by Louis Dobermann.  Using the Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier and the old German Pinscher, he used a greyhound named Stella for speed, agility, and elegance, a combination beautifully accomplished in the Doberman.


Doberman Pinscher Coat, Color, Care: His smooth, short, glossy coat is easy care and Dobes come in black, red, blue, and fawn with rust colored markings. 


Doberman Pinscher Personality: He is energetic without being hyper, vocal but not a barker.  Dobermans are excellent watchdogs, ever-alert, intensely loyal and naturally obedient.  Never shy or vicious, Dobes get along well with other dogs and children.  The Doberman is as mentally quick as he is physically agile.


Exercise Requirements: The Doberman will chase a ball or eagerly compete in Agility.  He thrives on regular outdoor exercise.  A fenced yard will do but a Dobe will never turn down a good romp with playmates which will prevent nervous habits such as barking, chewing or licking.


Health Concerns: Health Concerns: Hip dysplasia and luxating patellas (knees) are common with large, fast growing breeds (like Dobermans) but can be modified by diet and proper exercise.  Eye problems (entropion, ectropion, PRA) and other disorders are considered hereditary and puppies should be from cleared parents.  Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is most often the result of environmental factors, including medication side effects.  A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.


More Doberman photos, puppy pictures, the Official Doberman Pinscher Breed Standard, national club information, and Dobe puppies for sale from Gold Star Breeders.

Doberman Pinscher AKC Standard
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