DOBERMAN-THE FEARLESS AND VIGILANT BREED

DOBERMAN-THE FEARLESS AND VIGILANT BREED

       

" They are the new generation dogs "

OVERVIEW :

Their full name is Doberman Pinscher. They have originated in the late 19th century from Germany so we can call them as new dogs. They are family dogs but are found to be very intelligent and energetic and that is the reason they serve in police works, military works and Canine Companion. They have elegant looks with athletic style. They are the one who will give you the best company and will be loyal for life. They are known as natural protector dogs. They are very fun loving and playful.

HEIGHT :

  • The height of female Doberman from 24 inches to 26 inches.
  • The height of male Doberman from 26 inches to 28 inches.

WEIGHT :

  • The weight of female Doberman is from 60 pounds to 80 pounds.
  • The weight of male Doberman is from 60 pounds to 80 pounds.

COAT :

  • Colour-White, fawn, black, blue and rust, fawn and rust, black and rust, rust and rust red.
  • They have a short coat.

LIFE SPAN :

Doberman will give you company for 10 to 13 years.

CARE :

Their dental hygiene is very important to make sure to brush them three times a week. They are seasonal shedder so they need special attention when they are shedding more. They should take bath at least once a month but in case if he gets dirty frequently then never mind washing them. Their nails should be trimmed at least once or twice a month.

FOOD HABITS :

They are one of those who gains up obesity very fast so it's important to divide their meals very well. You need to divide their meal between two halves and should not cross their diet at any cost. Serve them with 2.5 to 3.5 cup of food a day. Because overfeeding them can create a major problem and you may need to consult the doctor.

You have to divide the meal of your dog according to their body needs so it's important for you to analyse their body demand. One more important thing about a pet is that never feed them with human food because that can be toxic for their body and you may need a doctor.

To check whether your dog is overweight or not you can perform a very well known method:

First, look down at him. You should be able to see his waist. Then place your hands on his back, thumbs along the spine, with the fingers spreading downward. You should be able to feel his ribs even though you can't see them, it means he needs less food and more exercise.

HEALTH :

VON WILLEBRAND'S DISEASE -

  • This is an inherited disease.
  • In this blood disorder happens.
  • Their symptoms are like excessive bleeding from the nose, gums and stomach.

CANINE HIP DYSPLASIA -

  • In this condition, the bones don't fit into the hip joint.
  • The dog will have pain and will be low on rear legs.

WOBBLER'S SYNDROME -

  • This is also an inherited disease.
  • In this, the dog suffers from spinal cord issues.

CARDIOMYOPATHY -

  • This is a disease of heart muscles.
  • In this heart chamber size expands a lot.
  • Results into a very large heart.

ALBINOISM -

  • It is a genetic condition and in this, the dogs become sensitive to sunlight.

COLOR MUTANT ALOPECIA -

  • This issue is related to coat colour.
  • This issue is bounded to fawn or blue coat colours.

 NARCOLEPSY -

  • It is a disorder in neurons as in this neurological disease the brain is not able to regulate the sleep patterns.

 GASTRIC DILATATION VOLVULUS -

  • In this bloating happens which can be a life-threatening thin In this, the dog is not able to vomit out the extra air in his stomach.
  • Mostly deep-chested dogs are affected like Rottweiler.

HYPOTHYROIDISM -

  • This happens because of thyroid gland when it goes unbalanced in the body.

PROGRESSIVE RETINAL ATROPHY ( PRA ) -

  • It is a disease which has the ultimate outcome as blindness. In this slowly the dog starts losing his vision.

 HOW TO SELECT YOUR DOBERMAN :

  • There are two most important things you should keep in mind if you are planning to buy a dog.
  • First and the most important thing is to approach a reputed breeder because if you are not doing that remember you are on the verge of getting trapped and will be fooled out with a dog of the different breed. No doubt, that there are many beautiful dogs which will give you an illusion of being a Doberman but as we know looks is not all that is needed in a pet. So choose your breeder wisely and smartly. Try not getting fooled up from the fake breeders. Last but not the least choose the breeder with your area of interest.
  • The second thing I believe comes as being an important point of concern is the quality of pedigree and remember only a reputed or a good breeder will only know what is pedigree. Actually quality pedigree means what kind of parents, grandparents and ancestor that particular pet had, because through that only you will understand the abilities, temperament and health of that pet, as almost the same traits are passed as hereditary. Basically track record of a quality pup is very important.
  • Now what mostly happens is that at times we confuse the two important terms pedigree and puppy's registration but they are too different. Through pedigree, a reputed breeder can tell you what qualities the pet must have inherited but through registration papers, you identify who are the parents and ancestors of the pup but they will not tell you about the qualities.