Doberman Pinscher Expert Advice

Trainer
Dobermans are clever and willing students when trained with reward-based methods. Aim first for fun, rather than perfection, keep your sense of humor and carry a supply of yummy treats. You’ll find that your Doberman’s attention and manners will improve and the two of you will become a real team. – September B. Morn, a professional dog trainer (from Popular Dogs: Doberman Pinschers)

Groomer
The Dobe is a short-coated breed that sheds very little. It will leave some hair around your house but not enough to be a nuisance. A weekly once-over with a rubber curry or grooming glove will remove dead hair. However, expect a seasonal increase in shedding in the spring and fall. – Kathy Saltzberg, a national certified master groomer and co-owner of The Village Groomer in Walpole, Massachusetts (from Popular Dogs: Doberman Pinschers)

Breeder
“Dobes are clever, thinking dogs and should not be underestimated. Our 30- by 60-foot dog run has a 5-foot-wide gate with the standard gate latch for chain link fencing. Our Dobes figured out among themselves that if three or four of them ran at the gate and jumped on it with their front paws at the same time, the latch would pivot enough to let the gate swing open!” – Paul W. Scalf, co-owner of Scalf’s Dobes in Holland, Michigan (from Popular Dogs: Doberman Pinschers)

Veterinarian
One out of four dogs will develop cancer and nearly half of the dogs over the age of 10 years will die from the disease. There are many kinds of cancers, but malignant melanoma (tumors of pigmented skin cells) is a deadly form often seen in the Doberman Pinscher. – Bruce R. Madewell, D.V.M., M.S.  (from Popular Dogs: Doberman Pinschers)


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Megan   Topeka, KS

7/22/2011 3:52:11 PM

We are look for a dog a like this one.

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Melissa   Davenport, FL

2/11/2011 2:46:22 PM

We are planning on purchasing a Doberman puppy in the next week - while choosing from the litter we noticed there are some pups with longer "fluffy" fur - will they grow out of that fur and have the more standard coat? Or will they always have a little longer fur and fluff?

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Vicki   Gresham, OR

11/14/2010 7:50:15 PM

My 6 year old male 92 lb Dobbie has blood in his urine. He has taken antibiotics on & off for 2 mo. when stopping it starts again. They want to neuter him. Is there a special diet to try to correct this?

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