The Doberman Pinscher is a relatively new breed, bred around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Doberman, a German tax collector. He aimed to breed a dog that would protect him during his tax collections. Doberman Pinschers are intelligent, loyal, and make for perfect companions as well as guard dogs. The Doberman is a mixture of many different dog breeds that includes Beauceron, German Pinscher, German Shepherd, and Rottweiler. The Doberman is a very athletic dog that often excels in agility courses. Doberman’s are trainable and are listed as one of the top five smartest dogs.
A Doberman named Cappy saved the lives of 250 U.S. Marines on Guam in 1944 by alerting them when Japanese troops were nearby.
Explore some Embark dogs that share Doberman Pinscher ancestry.