What Is A Doberman?
A doberman is a breed of dog originating from Germany. They are small dogs with short legs and long bodies, which make them look like miniature wolves. Their coats vary in coloration, but they all have a smooth coat that tends to be lighter than other breeds. They tend to grow up to be medium size dogs and their weight ranges between 15–25 pounds (7–10 kg). They have thick fur and large ears.
Doberman Pinscher Facts:
The first dachshund was named after the German word “dobre” meaning “wolf”.
They were originally bred for hunting purposes, but today they enjoy being pets. There are approximately 10 million dachshunds living in the world today.
Dobermans are known for their loyalty and affection towards humans. They are very loyal to their owners and will always stay close to them no matter what.
Doberman pinschers have been used in military service since World War II.
Doberman pinschers are one of the most popular breeds of dogs in America, second only to the Labrador Retriever. According to statistics, there are over 3 million dachshunds living in the United States alone!
That’s a lot of pups!
Dobermans are energetic dogs that need plenty of exercise. Without enough exercise, these dogs have been known to become destructive.
These dogs have a strong prey drive, meaning that they love to chase moving objects. As puppies, they are drawn towards smaller animals like cats and rodents.
As they grow older, taller animals become more interesting, such as deer. Many dachshunds will chase anything that runs from them.
As puppies, dachshunds are very playful and enjoy jumping around. If they are not given enough playtime or attention they can become bored and misbehave.
Dachshunds are prone to back problems like intervertebral disk disease due to their long spines. They also tend to have problems with their legs, hips, eyes, and ears.
They have a short snout that causes them to have difficulty breathing, especially when they are playing or running for extended periods of time.
Dachshunds have long life spans, commonly living between 12 and 15 years.
The World’s Smallest Dog is a miniature dachshund named “Tiny.” She weighs only 1 pound (0.5 kg) and stands at 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall.
The World’s Heaviest Dog is an English mastiff named “Zeus.” He weighs 343 pounds (156 kg) and stands at 3 feet, 4 inches (1 meter) tall.
Dachshunds are considered to be one of the most intelligent dog breeds. They can learn commands after only five repetitions and they can obey up to 20 commands!
Dachshunds are able to learn commands in German, English, and French.
The world’s first dachshund was painted in 1486 by Albrecht Durer.
The dog belonged to the wife of a rich man from the German city of K?
Originally, dachshunds were bred to hunt rabbits and other burrowing animals, but today they are most popular for their appearances in many movies and cartoons.
World’s Ugliest Dog Award Winners:
2007: Peanut – a 17-year-old pug from Pueblo, CO.
2006: Rascal – an 11-year-old bulldog mix from Los Angeles, CA.
2005: Oliver – a 13-year-old mutt from Ventura, CA.
2004: Lucy Lu – an 8-year-old Chinese crested dog from Los Angeles, CA.
2003: Lucy Lu – see above.
2002: Elwood – an 8-year-old bulldog from Los Angeles, CA.
2001: Princess Abby – a 6-year-old bulldog from San Diego, CA.
2000: Piglet – a 10-year-old mutt from Oakland, CA.
1999: Elwood – see above.
Elwood also received the award in 2000, 2001, and 2002. He holds the record for winning the most titles.
Thanks to Wikipedia.org for some of the information on this page.
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The Doberman Pinscher by J Biniok – 2009 – books.google.com
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