Facts and Myths about Doberman Pinschers
*The Doberman is an American war hero -True! Many times over the Dobermans have served our troupes in many wars over the years given their bravery, loyalty and willingness to protect their masters.
*Doberman are one of the top 10 smartest dogs-True! Doberman rank #5 in the top 10 smartest dogs If you have ever owned Doberman you already know this. Dobermans are wicked smart! Dobermans are very willing to learn, easily trainable and really want to do a good job for their masters! Doberman seem to be able to read their people with superior accuracy. While their intelligence is natural it takes a good leader to invest the time to master this intelligence to its full capability!
*A Dobermans brain swells as they get older causing them to go CRAZY and turning on their masters! FALSE!!! False, false, false. We think to ourselves, "no you really didn't just say that comment," but hard to believe, once in a blue moon, this crazy talk is still vocalized! There is NO Scientific way this is possible. Brains don't magically grow in any skull. Brain swelling results from an injury or head trauma, in any dog, and if the animal was so injured that their brain was swelling, there would be no way they could physically carry out such an attack, or be able to function. Most likely they would be unconscious or dead from the swelling, like a human brain injury.
* The Doberman is mixed Breed! TRUE!
The American Kennel Club history believes the breeds utilized to develop the Doberman may have included the old short haired shepherd, Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier and the German Pinscher. There are possibly many other breeds not taken into account. This would explain the variances we might see in the Doberman breed. Mutts through and through, but this is how new breeds are created!
*The Doberman is not a breed for everyone-TRUE! This breed is very active and in your face 24/7. If you like to come home after a long day, sit down and watch TV, this breed is NOT a good choice for you. Dobermans are high energy dogs and need to have energy release options or they can become destructive and annoying. You must be willing to play or walk them every day. Some, such as the teenagers, require much more energy release then others. Doggy daycare is a great option to reduce this energy. A tired Doberman is always a GOOD dog! If you like to go to into the next room or even the bathroom without being followed, this breed is not for you. Dobermans love their humans, have a need to know what you are up to, want to touch you and will follow you where ever you are at every waking moment.
*Doberman's eat children-False! Urban legend again *sigh* Doberman's make great family members. Children and Dobermans can and do co-habitat successfully in many homes. Dobermans can be your kids bed buddies, playmates and best friends!
*We love our Dobermans for all they give back to us!