DOBERMANN OR DOBERMANN PINSCHER?
Originally the Dobermann was named after the family name of its creator Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, so with 2 N at the end. When the Dobermanns arrived in America in 1908, but more officially after the Second World War, they quickly became popular. The Doberman Pinscher Club of America was founded in 1921. They decided to name it differently. This means that, yes, we breed Dobermanns and that on the import pedigrees of our dogs it is indicated Dobermann. However, when they are registered with the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC or CCC) or American Kennel Club (AKC), they are referred to as Doberman Pinschers.
In Canada and USA, during conformation competitions, we are judged according to the American standard. Here are two pictures of two champions, a European and an American. Notice also how the way they are presented is different: among Europeans, the hind legs are stretched more and we want them to be in a pulling movement, while the American is less stretched at the back and his head is held high and pulled up.
IDC SIEGER 2017 TAHI-RÉME JEDI, OWNER KRISTINE WINDAHL GENNING KENNEL PROUD DANISH
GCH FIDELIS RIPCORD, WAC, OWNER : C.MITCHELL, C.P. AUSTIN, J.HUSTON, E.D.GOULD MISTEL DOBERMANS
The evolution in images :
The Dobermann was created to protect his master. It is therefore genetically programmed to be a glue pot, to stick you as close as possible to each hour of the day. So, as he is born an emotional addict, your work and duty to him is to make him capable of being without you and not suffering from it (at night, when you work, when you are in another room, etc.). Many Dobermans are treated like puppies who need to be reassured, even when they are adults. By responding to every request for attention, they are not helped to flourish and can quickly develop unpleasant problems, both for humans and dogs.
For example, they may develop severe emotional dependence, separation anxiety, excessive protection of their humans (do not allow other family members to approach). They can break things, bark or scream while you are away. It is really important to follow the recommendations I will give you to leave your puppy to avoid this kind of problem or inconvenience. In addition, if emotional dependence is not worked on, he can develop anxiety, OCD, aggressive behaviour and possibly reactivity…
I use the crate to “start” my puppies. As soon as I can’t watch this little piranha on 4 legs, it’s in the cage with a toy to chew on.
At first I take short breaks to get used to it. He has a “magic toy”; the most interesting and wonderful toy that only exists when I leave home. And when I come back, this fantastic toy disappears, so my dogs are excited for me to leave :P.
Their short hair does not require much care, no brushing necessary, molts do not last long and if the food is of good quality and well assimilated, they do not lose so much their hair.
You have to cut the claws often when they are young, it seems harmless, but it is not. First, by having a grooming ritual (claw, ears, hugs), we create a moment with our dog and he comes to love being handled. Long claws change the dog’s posture and can be painful. The longer the claws, the greater the risk of injury.
The younger you start and often, the shorter the nerve inside, so you can keep their claws short, your wooden floors will be spared and your dog will have beautiful legs.
The Dobermanns “unfortunately” have black claws, so it is difficult to see the vein. At first we remove a small part to get the puppy used to it and not to hurt it. We want to create a relaxing moment and not stress him out. If you are not comfortable doing it yourself, do not hesitate to ask us for advice, we can refer you to someone to help you (veterinarian, groomer…)
Ears, whether cropped or not, should be washed. Some dogs require more cleaning than others. If your dog still has dirty ears, you should also consider food intolerance, ear infections or other problems. But as a general rule, once every 2-3 weeks I wash my ears with a solution of vinegar and water.