DPCC Doberman Breed Standard
Origin and purpose
The Doberman Pinscher originated in Germany around 1890, and takes its name from Louis
Dobermann. It was used almost exclusively as a guard dog. In today’s society the properly bred specimen makes a loving and obedient family companion.
The appearance is that of a dog of good middle size, with a body that is square: the height measured vertically from the ground to the highest point of the withers equaling the length, measured horizontally from the forechest to the rear projection of the upper thigh. The Doberman should be elegant in appearance, with proud carriage, reflecting great nobility, and should be compactly built, muscular and powerful for great endurance and speed.
Energetic, watchful, determined, alert, fearless, loyal and obedient.
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