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Doberman Pinscher


The disposition of noble dogs is to be gentle with people they know and the opposite with those they don't then can the dog be anything other than a lover of learning since it defines what's its own and what's alien.
- Plato

Doberman Pinscher puppy

Ch Ka-tet Gastown Amber

Doberman Pinscher
Ch Ka-tet Bet On Black Holmrun

he Doberman Pinscher was created in Germany in the 1890s by Louis Dobermann. He ran the local dog pound and was also responsible for collecting taxes. 

The Doberman developed from Louis' desire for a top notch guard dog to accompany him on his rounds. Although many people assume that the smaller German Pinscher was bred down from the Doberman, in fact the German Pinscher predates the Doberman. Louis Dobermann used that breed to create his much larger dog. He cross bred a number of dogs including the Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier, German Pinscher, and Manchester Terrier among others to produce the dog we know today as the Doberman Pinscher. The Dobe has become world renowned for his skill as a police and security dog.

The Dobe stands up to 27 1/2 inches at the shoulder and has a shiny, sleek coat that may be black, red, blue, or fawn. All of these coats have rust markings. This is an elegant and graceful, but powerful and muscular dog with great endurance and speed.

The Doberman is a superb guard dog. He is alert, watchful, bold, energetic, determined, loyal, and fearless. However, he also makes a great family pet and companion though he is best suited to older children. Highly intelligent, the Doberman thrives on mental stimulation and physical companionship. He cannot be left outside and ignored by his owners.

 First time dog owners should be aware that this breed has a dominant nature. Training must begin early and be firm and consistent. Puppies must be socialized to many different people. The owner of a Doberman must be a strong leader who will be the boss, because if you won't be, he'll gladly take the job! Please note this does not mean that you should be harsh when training or disciplining your Doberman. This is a sensitive dog who will not respond well to abusive treatment. It often produces the opposite effect to that desired as the dog can become aggressive.

As a working dog, this breed is used to being active and requires daily vigorous exercise. Happiest when he has a job to perform, the Doberman excels in Obedience competition, Tracking and Agility. A rural environment is best, and a fenced yard is mandatory.


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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Megan and Rob Wheeler, Ka-tet Reg'd
British Columbia

British Columbia 


Megan and Rob Wheeler
South Surrey, BC   
(604) 837-2593

Doberman Pinscher puppy
Ka-tet Reg'd




Ed and Deanna Ferguson
Box 1, Site 514, RR#4
Tofield, AB  T0B 4J0
(780) 662-3713

Doberman Pinscher
Fergus Kennels

Nicole Gray
Leduc, AB  T9E 0H5

Doberman Pinscher




Cindy Kowalchuk-Corrigal
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 2E7
(204) 661-4833


Lynn White
Site 240, Box 21, RR#3
Brandon, MB   R7A 5Y3
(204) 728-7770





Izabella Ristau
Box 525
Leader, SK    S0N 1H0
(306) 628-7413

Vor Allem Dobermanns




Jean Berghuijs
92 County Road 40
RR#1, Athens, ON  K0E 1B0
(613) 924-1157


Paul and Cindy Harrison
65 Station Road
Manilla, ON  K0M 2J0
(705) 357-3029

Cresswell Dobermans

Richard or Maria
Box 1140
Tottenham, ON  L0G 1W0
(905) 880-1777

Strays Farm Reg'd
Since 1976



Francoise Allard
8836 St Vincent
Mirabel, QC   J7N 2W5
(450) 258-4806

Fabert Dobermans

Jana Viens
130 Principale
St. Etienne de Lauzon, QC  G6J 1E8
(418) 836-7678

Viviens Kennels



Crusader Resources
255150 Towers Trail
Cochrane, AB  T4C 2A2
(403) 932-6570

Doberman Rescue Assistance
Heather Cole
Port Hope, ON
(905) 797-3087

Richard or Maria
Strays Farm Reg'd Dobermans



Did you know?

In the TV series, 
Magnum, P.I.
Higgins had two 
Doberman Pinschers who protected Robin Masters' estate. 
Their names were "Zeus" and "Apollo", though Higgins often referred to them as "the lads".




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