Doberman Pinscher

Working Group

Zeusa and Mehoo rescued through the Utah Dobes Rescue Organization

The Doberman Pinscher is a very loyal and protective dog, and needs an owner who is up to the task of managing the Dobe’s attributes.  Early and consistent training and socialization are a must.  The Doberman is very intelligent and easily trained (males easier than females).  They tend to be aggressive toward other dogs.  The Dobe is a very energetic dog and requires exercise.  It can be a good apartment dog, but must be a part of the owner’s life and exercised daily.  While a properly trained Dobe should be OK with children of the family it should not be assumed that it will be OK with other children.  They are VERY protective. (Also see the German Pinscher)

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Notes for owners
Short Minimal City dwellers if trained and exercised.  Must be physically and mentally challenged.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Doberman Pinscher Club of America

Doberman Pinscher Club of Canada

Special Needs Dobermans (SND).  Helping senior and special needs Dobermans.

DPCA Breeder Referral

DMOZ Breeder’s List

Doberman Rescue Unlimited



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.