Though They Get A Bad Rap, These 10 Facts Will Help You Fall In Love With Dobermans
Dog is the most faithful animal on this planet. For once, your near and dear ones can ditch you but your dog will never do that. And therefore, having a dog as your pet is a boon. Now dogs are of different species. Here, we are going to talk about Dobermans in particular.
Thanks to their huge size and no tail looks, most people are afraid of them. But since they were bred as protection dogs, they would sometimes get into fights. So owners would dock their ears and tails to prevent them from being pulled by other dogs. Today, their ears and tails are cut because of health reasons. They have very thin, weak tails that break much more often than that of a regular dog. Their floppy ears can cause persistent ear infections. To know more such facts about them, check out the pages ahead.
#9 They're A Mix Of Quite A Few Dogs
Doberman is a breed that is actually a mixture of several other breeds. Dobermans are said to be a mix of Rottweiler, German Shorthaired Pointer, Weimaraner, Manchester Terrier, Beauceron, Great Dane, Black and Tan Terrier and Greyhound. Yes, no kidding here. They are the mixture of so many breeds.
But still, they are unique in their own sweet way. They look different from other species. We have many unique facts about them that you still don't know. Check out the pages ahead for that.
Do you know the history of this amazing dog breed? Well, after today you would! Herr Karl Louis Dobermann was a German tax collector, police officer and dog catcher. He often traveled with large sums of money and wanted a dog to help him feel safe while walking around at night. He was the first one to bred them. Now you didn't know that, did you?
#7 Fairly A New Breed
Doberman is fairly a new breed of dogs. It originated in Germany in the early 1880s. They've only been around for about 150 years. But honestly speaking, they are regarded as the most sorted breed of dogs in the world today. Almost everyone wants them as they are very loyal and huge.
#6 They're Working Dogs
As mentioned earlier, everyone wants them. They are very loyal. They can almost do anything. They are extremely intelligent and athletic and have been used as search and rescue dogs, police dogs, and therapy dogs. As far as protection is concerned, they are the best. Keep reading ahead to know more about them.
#5 They've Been Featured In Movies
This is not an unknown fact that dobermans have featured in the movies. The Doberman Gang was a campy movie about six trained Dobermans who robbed banks. If you are a doberman lover, it is a must watch movie. This is not it, we have more such amusing facts about them, keep reading ahead!
#4 They've Also Gone To War
Now that we know that they've been into movies, we should also be aware of the fact that they've gone to war too. Kurt the Doberman was the first canine casualty in the Battle of Guam during WWII. He warned soldiers about an upcoming threat, but was killed by an enemy grenade. Sad! So they've been into movies and wars, what next? To know that, keep reading ahead and you'll be stunned!
#3 Breeding Has Made Them More Gentle
Contrary to their appearance, Doberman is a very gentle dog. They look huge and scary but are very kind and sweet. When they're correctly trained, they can be great for children and families. Breeding has made them more gentle I guess!
#2 They're Very Smart
Dobermans are very smart. In fact, they are one of the smartest breeds of dogs present. They're the fifth smartest dog breed and are very easy to train. Unfortunately, this means that they're easily bored and can outsmart their trainers. Never the less, they are smart.
#1 Doberman Drill Teams
There are Doberman drill teams too. Doberman drill teams perform choreographed routines at special events which show off their intelligence and agility. After reading all these facts, I can't wait to pet a Doberman now. What about you?
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