Dobermans are known for their loyalty and they have been bred to be loyal companions. They are not used for fighting or hunting. However, they have been trained to hunt small game such as rodents, rabbits, squirrels etc. They are very good at it too! You will get a lot of pleasure out of watching your new puppy chasing down the prey and eating it alive!
Doberman puppies are born with a distinctive appearance and personality. Their eyes are large, almond shaped and set deep into their faces. They stand only about 18 inches (45 cm) tall when fully grown but grow much larger after they reach puberty.
Dobermans have a long body, short legs and thin necks which makes them look like miniature wolves. They usually weigh between 20 to 25 pounds (9 to 11 kg). Doberman puppies are born with black fur all over their bodies except the underbelly where they tend to have white coats. Some dogs may have a brown coat while others may have black, tan or even silver coats.
The most common coloration of the dachshund breed is a dark grayish-brown coat with lighter markings on top and bottom of the body. There are two variants of this breed. One has short legs, a long body and a long neck which makes it looking like a badger (that’s where the name originates).
The other variant has smaller body and longer legs. The short-legged dachshunds come in three sizes: Little or miniature (3 to 5 pounds), standard (13 to 16 pounds) and giant (30 pounds).
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