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Doberman Pinschers by Pauline  T.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Doberman Pinschers have a reputation. They are alert watchdogs, fearless war-dogs and loyal protectors of their owners.

Karl Lewis Dobermann envisioned a faithful and steadfast companion when he developed the breed in the 19th century. There is no historical record of the various breeds that helped comprise the Doberman's genetic mix, but many speculate that the Doberman is a product of breeds such as the Manchester Terrier, the greyhound, the Weimaraner, and the Rottweiler.

The dogs were bred to optimize quick reaction time, speed, power, and ferocity. This has helped to influence the reputation that has followed the Doberman Pinscher over the years. The breed has been repeatedly, and often unfairly, saddled with a reputation for being vicious and untrustworthy. The reputation is largely a product of exaggeration in the media and fear-mongering. Any claims regarding the Doberman Pinscher viciousness have been mitigated by the fact that breeders have worked to eliminate extraordinary aggression from the breeding pool in recent years. The modern American Doberman Pinscher is considerably less ferocious than its ancestors.

MEET THE AUTHOR

Pauline T. is an experienced writer and a member of the Hyperink Team, which works hard to bring you high-quality, engaging, fun content. Happy reading!

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

The Doberman Pinscher is often described as a "medium-sized" breed, but this description depends on an one's frame of reference. The standard height of the breed is roughly 28 inches. They typically weigh between 70 and a 100 pounds. The Dobermans long, lanky legs also tend to give an illusion of even greater size. Many consider Dobermans to be a rather large dog.

The most unique aspects of the breeds appearance are their cropped ear and docked tail. The pointed, erect ears of the Doberman symbolise the its power and predatory skills. Pointed ears aid the canine in hunting and stalking its prey. Breeders have maintined the Dobermans natural predatory traits, while domesticating the breed and familiarizing the breed with humans.

Cropping the ears involves cutting away the outer parts of the ear, and then using a technique called "posting" which causes them to stand erect. While not presently illegal in the united States, the process of cropping ears and docking tails is against the law in many countries around the world. The dog's reputation as an attack dog, combined with its look, provide a unique, distinctive appearance that seems to signal the breed's willingness and ability to protect its home and family.

CHAPTER OUTLINE

A New Owner's Guide to Doberman Pinschers

A New Owner's Guide to Doberman Pinschers

+ Introduction

+ The Best Traits of the Doberman Breed

+ House Training a Doberman Pinscher

+ Socializing a Doberman Pinscher with People and Other Dogs

+ ...and much more


  • ISBN: 9781614647157 |
  • Hardcover: 31 pages |
  • Publisher: Hyperink |
  • Publication date: |
  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook