The origin and history of the Doberman breed
The breed was named after the name of its creator (only the last letter was removed). Friedrich Luis Dobermann, a rental and tax collector, as well as a slaughterhouse owner who works as stray dog catchers and night cops, often went to "hot" places on duty. And experiencing understandable discomfort, he decided to create a dog that could work as a bodyguard and, in case of danger, rushed to the defense without hesitation.
In the photo: Doberman
Dobermann began his purposeful work in 1860. There are no records on the selection process, but there are suggestions that the blood of the German Pinscher, Rottweiler, Great Dane, Bosserons, short-haired cops, Manchester Terrier, Mastiff, Pointer and Greyhound merged in the Dobermans. Crossbreeds were also used if they met the declared requirements.
Initially, these dogs were called army police, gendarme, Thurring pinschers, bacon and schnapp. Their character, excellent protective qualities and obedience quickly made Dobermann breeding dogs very popular.
Later, Otto Haller, Otto Geller and Gosvin Tyshler had a hand in creating the breed. And by the 70s of the 19th century, dogs of the same type appeared.
Dobermans of that time were distinguished by fearlessness and fidelity, vigilance and strong nerves. Mind, viciousness, instinct and hard work made them reliable watchmen and bodyguards.
In 1894, the breed received the name "Doberman Pinscher." And since 1949 it is simply called the "Doberman."
In 1899, the Dobermans Club was founded.
In 1960, the breed was registered in the FCI as German. Germany introduced the standard. The 1994 changes excluded the blue-tan color.
Nowadays, Dobermans are spread all over the world, but there are especially many of them in Germany, the USA, Norway, and Holland.
Recently adopted a ban on the stopping of tails and ears. Since then, docked dogs have not participated in European shows. Long ears and tails make Dobermans not quite familiar to us, but adopting a new look is a matter of time. After all, the shape of the ears and tail does not affect the qualities due to which the breed has gained well-deserved popularity.