I never once responded to a Doberman attack. I believe dogs, all dogs, are really special beings and if they are made to become “bad” – it is the fault people. The puppy was fine and the doberman seemed to feel ok after he checked her out but the difference in the 2 dogs reaction was a perfect example of their contrast in sensitivity. There are a lot of really great things in the works here at Doberman Planet. Like humans. A dog like that, would cost quite a bit of money. He was the town’s tax collector (a fairly unpopular position), and he ran the local dog pound where he had access to dogs of many different breeds. Dobermans are susceptible to copper buildup in the liver which can be very dangerous. They tend to bite, release, and re-bite in very rapid succession. Kevlar Dobermans are bred for health, temperament & conformation. I already said animals tend to like me, which they do. I’ve had doberman, Rottweiler and now pit bull. Asking if they’re mean is asking about their general state of mind and it’s not a straightforward answer. I do believe, as John states, it really is all about how any dog is raised. But once you get down to the real root cause as to why they’re acting out and destroying things, trying to bite someone that comes to the door, or struggling from other behavioral issues, it’s not because they are mean. These statistics are purely just the number of dog bite fatalities by breed that were reported. Are male or female Dobermans more aggressive? I also think that most dogs act depending on how they are raised and trained. In fact, the modern-day Doberman is known to be gentle, kind, and great with kids. Louis set out to produce the perfect dog for personal protection through selective breeding. Basically, Rottweilers, Dobermans, etc., they're bred to be guard dogs, pretty much. Luckily, she’ll likely settle down as she matures (probably by the age of 2 or so). Some even think that every Doberman should wear a muzzle all the time. In World War 2, Dobermans were used extensively by the United States Marine Corps during the various battles for control of the pacific. This wasn’t always the case though. The Doberman was […] Take a look at the table below. Same if you had a bitch. Rendered fat can make this situation significantly worse. Dogs 101: Doberman Pinscher Most Popular Dog Breeds Dobie – Animal Facts Intelligent, alert, and tenaciously loyal companions, the Doberman Pinscher is driven, strong, and sometimes stubborn. Doberman Inspiring Facts While they are excellent guard dogs, the Doberman also makes an excellent Dog. Doberman Pinschers are not mean by nature. They have far fewer aggressive traits than the Dobermans of many generations ago. Our Doberman Cooper was still a puppy when he first demonstrated his talent for howling. I've never heard of Dobermans being considered bad with children, but I will speak to same-sex aggression in the breed. My landlady/neighbor is terrified and hates my dog because she was chased by a German shepherd when younger. Press J to jump to the feed. I said “drop it”……. They're cute to look at, but they're more than a handful of trouble. It might be a combination of the following factors or even something entirely different as well. Have I scared you yet? I’m hoping she eventually grows out of the second goal. But I just said "adopt," I'd consider buying from a breeder too. Of course, each dog has its own personality, but this is typical of the breed in general. When properly trained he can be an excellent family … For the dogs with the right mind, protection starts out as a game, teaching them all the moves and when it becomes more serious, they are extremely confident that they will win. Furthermore, a less sturdy breed, one lacking the sureness of the Doberman, even when properly trained is more dangerous than a Doberman. Dobermans do have a prey drive, mine HATES wild animals. As far as I can tell, the stats for the total number of each breed of dog doesn’t exist. I can tell you from personal experience that this is confusing to a Doberman owner. Is the owner educated on how to train the dog? It also allows them to cut through objects with ease. Dobermans have a very strong bite and are capable of applying around 305 PSI of pressure through their jaws. Who performed the study? So when it comes to our Doberman’s... My name is John Walter and I absolutely love Dobermans. This is a brief look at some of the reasons for dog attacks. A steady big dog, especially if it's dark in color, is a huge deterrent just by existing. Because Dobermann had to perform the dangerous task of collecting taxes, which at that time could be fairly risky, he started to crossbreed different types of dogs in order to develop a guardian dog for his … Not all dogs are suited for everybody. If she doesn’t, then provide immediate reward and praise. But she never bit and was really affectionate (unusual for that breed). Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts Why does this happen? The reason people want to know how aggressive these dogs are is because of what they see in movies and on television. I respected his experience and began earning his trust and respect. 24 Reasons Dobermans Are Truly Scary, Dangerous Dogs. As a Doberman owner the one thing that I find wrong is how they count dog bites. This does not equate to being abusive, this means consistent discipline and training, followed by high value treat and LOTS of praise. Pit-bulls have become very popular therefore they may be misunderstood at best. I know adopted adult dogs tend to have their quirks and everything, I know I won't get a perfect dog. I grew tired and kept switching arms to hold the tension. Not aggressive. This subreddit is a great starting point for a lot of information, but you should always verify and expand upon what you've read before putting it to use in your daily life. Owning a Doberman Pinscher is a truly unique experience. Louis set out experimenting by selectively breeding dogs and after many generations, he ended up with the Doberman Pinscher—the perfect protector. That’s such a great story Brenda, thank you so much for sharing! But I see what you’re saying… if there are double of breed #1 out there but these stats show the same bite-related deaths as breed #2, then you could actually conclude that breed #1 is half as likely to cause a death from a bite. If you're just used to little flat faced dogs you do not want to make the jump straight to a large, strong-willed and potentially "dangerous" breed like a Doberman or Rottweiler. He was using everything to pull. In the 70s and 80s, if I’m right, doberman was at the first place because it was the dog that everybody had for guardian/defense and there was a lot of backyard breeders with no selection experience. Go pick out a large mixed dog at a shelter or rescue, you'll get your intimidation, while still having a manageable dog. Good luck and great work. Especially when we often spend the evenings sitting on the couch with our dogs stretched out over our laps. If she barks and charges, provide immediate correction. My Zeffie, a tri smoothie, was a very calm watchful dog and when people at the door looked over and saw a mostly black dog with the scary eye spots quietly staring at them through the window, I often was asked if "he" was a Doberman and will "he" bite. Brain vs. Skull Size Myth. Save my name and email in this browser for the next time I comment. Now it’s the pitbull time. I'm the founder of Doberman Planet. Hi Brian! While these gifs are cute, this is a serious topic. While Doberman Pinschers certainly have the physical abilities to be quite dangerous animals, the modern-day Doberman is generally well suited for a companionship role and is not likely to be overly aggressive. A bit deceiving if you ask me. But as an owner, you should be open to discussion because the Dobermann is not a recipient of orders. Dobermans can be dangerous if not properly trained and socialized; therefore, owning a Doberman comes with great responsibility and it is not to be taken lightly. I also think getting a dog for protection is a bad idea, unless you are a very, very experienced dog owner. Lastly, the Doberman tends to bite in a fairly unique way. I appreciate this! There’s a common myth that Dobermans are prone to randomly snapping, and turning on their owners for no reason. Doberman should wear a muzzle all the time, differences between the European and American Doberman here, Do Dobermans Turn on Their Owners? Dangerous Doberman. Dobermans can be aggressive towards other dogs, especially while on a leash. Everyone knows that dobermans are scary … Should I get a male or female Dobie? She's got those piercing blue eyes and that calm, watchful demeanor. That's a big thing that draws me to them. We only had to go through that exercise once. I also don't want a dog that's bad with kids, because I'm an aunt and it's possible I could have children of my own within the time span I'd have the Doberman. Because a dog that will physically protect you becomes a liability very quickly when it can't tell the difference between an unwanted intruder and a mailman or girlscout. Would they get along okay? When I walk my boy, and my mom is with me and a loose dog comes charging out she will shriek sending my boy into protection mode, luckily we have worked on training and he is very much able to pull his focus back. I'd feel safer by myself if I have a dog that at least looks like he'd attack bad guys. but I refuse to believe a well-trained, responsibly-owned, healthy dog can't adapt to different situations and households. She worked with a retired surgeon that loves Dobermans and loves flying his plane and he brought my boy back up to me. In countless of situations I’d be met by the owner of the Pitt Bull and neighbors and they always said the same thing. I've been working with Dobermans exclusively for over 6 years and there's no other breed I'd rather work with. A good breeder will not allow aggression to appear in their line. About Doberman Planet. 12. Most dogs do not enjoy rambunctiousness that children that do not respect a dogs boundaries bring, period. All great qualities for a family pet. The dog also had to be large and intimidating to discourage potential attackers, as well as truly ferocious if need be. Cookies help us deliver our Services. That doesn’t sound necessarily 100% correct to me. They have many physical features that were originally bred into these dogs to help them perform their desired role. I am asked all three questions quite regularly when I’m in public with my dog. She was ~2, had been abused, had no training, and was terrible to walk on a leash. If children cannot handle petting and handling any dog in a respective manner, they stand a chance to get bit, this applies to ANY AND ALL BREEDS of dogs. Right: and if you wanted to purchase a dog, from a breeder who breeds for temperament, you can get a puppy, that raised properly, will be a great dog to own. Puppy mills could care less. Almost any dog will bark. Also, Malinois is the most common police dog used out here where we live (California) and I know for sure that each year, just at our local police department, their K9’s get at least a handful of bites and they aren’t even on this list. No dog I've known likes the vacuum, but I don't want a dog that will become snappy because of it or anything. Good luck to you! They are lightning fast when it comes to training, and extremely biddable. A protection dog with a less good temperament will be operating out of agitation, nervousness and fear - and will more likely bite the wrong person (a kid) or be ineffective when needed. I used the bathroom, came out, and he lunged at me growling. :). They feed off the emotions of their owners, and can be sensitive, and upset by arguing in households (very similar to the Poodle in emotional intelligence). You now are rewarded for life with a dog who will lay his life on the line for you, I’m sure of it! Non-aggressive breeds, besides lacking the Doberman’s aggression, lack the Doberman’s sturdy temperament and ability to deal with stress. Interesting thought John! They will generally only act out to protect themselves or their owners from a perceived danger. The results of the study are shown in the table and graph above. You’re right on with the statistics. I have also seem some pretty loving, passive Pit Bulls. The AKC has similar information about how popular a breed is, but that’s only based on registration numbers with the AKC. We never really exposed him to kids much or at least I don't remember him being around them often but they don't really have to be testy with kids if properly socialized, trained and if the kids understand when the Dobe is giving clear signals it wants to not be harassed right then. (Or pee on their shoes. If not exercised, they are likely to become irritable or even aggressive. Focus on maintaining consistent correction for one or two weeks, then try purposely provoking her by walking by the fence yourself. But. I update this list frequently as I find new products that are both reasonably priced and work well for Dobermans specifically. In fact, many people have told me they thought these dogs were just plain mean. In addition to the strength of their bite, Dobermans also have what’s called a “scissor” bite. I said nothing and maintained constant pulling pressure toward me. /r/dogs is a discussion-based subreddit, meant for asking questions, sharing information, and learning about our beloved canine companions and related dog-centric topics. 1. But while that stereotype is not necessarily true, potential dog owners might want to still think twice before bringing a Doberman home. You’re right that it doesn’t account for the total number of dogs of each breed present in the U.S. so the stats are not adjusted for this. Although Dobermans have impressive abilities, they’re not likely to use them unless they’re threatened. I also decided that her soft ears would never be mutilated and her full tail could knock off the stuff from the coffee table and that was OK, too. Louis never documented exactly which dogs he used to produce the Doberman, but it’s commonly believed that he used some combination of the greyhound, rottweiler, German shepherd, great dane, German pinscher, English greyhound shorthaired shepherd, Weimaraner, Beauceron and black and tan terrier (which is now extinct, but is an ancestor to the Manchester terrier). “ He’s never been aggressive before”. What can I do to make this behavior stop. Dobermans are loving animals, yet they do have the physical ability to be dangerous if they need to be (they’re large, strong, and have a powerful bite). So I completely agree – dobermans get a very unfair reputation for being vicious when the statistics bare out that they’re a loving breed of dogs (who can be protective, but only when needed). But given their speed, tensile steel like strength, and suspicious assertive nature, a threat can end in death. I helped a lot with her, and I'm still the only one she walks well on a leash with. In fact, they’re a fairly recent creation and only came to be a little over a hundred years ago. The right temperament is rare - only some dogs bred for protection work will have it. Dobermans are not volatile, and a well bred Doberman should be bomb-proof. I knew he had heart. This also means that you must be a balanced individual so your dog is not feeding off of your emotions, and perceiving a non-threat as a threat. If a Dobermann or German Shepherd is a K9 and bites someone while working that bite is simple reported as a bite to CDC. On the other hand, she was not friendly with other dogs in her later yrs (Probably more my fault then her age as I quit taking her to dog parks and to stores). In fact, in a recent study, dog bite fatality statistics were compiled according to the breed of the offending dog over a thirteen-year period. Good luck to you no matter what you decide! Dobermans do have a prey drive, mine HATES wild animals. Doberman pinschers are powerful, energetic dogs that need plenty of exercise. Your email address will not be published. It was terrifying to say the least. This dog had met me several times before, and I had been at her house for an hour. Here are 58 facts to help better inform you about this majestic breed. Even in what seems like normal, every-day situations to you and me and they may act out. They are not random biters. The Doberman breed is less than 150 years old. While all the above questions are similar, they’re all asking something slightly different. They were referred to as “Devil Dogs.”. Therefore this breed is not very easy to train. This allows them to hold onto what they bite very effectively. My name is John Walter and I absolutely love Dobermans. No training needed for the Doberman to be a companion either, these dogs are naturally protective and are like velcro to family members. I spent a little time with him outside his cage. Your companion dog (of most breeds) will most likely bark at 'intruders' but you don't want it to do any more than that. They are definitely high strung though. You must go to a breeder who health tests their stock, as they can have health issues like any other breed (DCM, Von Willebrand, Wobbler Syndrome, and Hyperthyroidism). You will find the answers in the article. If you love Doberman’s then you don’t want to miss what I’ve been working on! Well all kinds of dogs get put up for adoption. After taking his knot she will have a lot of orgasms while his knot is moving against her g-spot. In super advanced old age, like 14 on...she would on rare instances growl at new humans, and then, would retreat away. I’ve seen some pretty vicious chihuahuas. 2. He did not pass his “aggression test” at the shelter (that’s another topic) and they planned to euthanize him. In the Battle of Guam, 25 Dobermans died serving their country in the battle against the Japanese. In my opinion, they are by far one of the most satisfying but difficult breeds to own. Just looking at these dogs can strike fear into many people, and frankly, it’s understandable. Dobermans are bred to protect so you can have a protector AND a companion. They will generally only become aggressive while attempting to protect themselves or their owners from a perceived threat. Our dogs produce beautiful show quality offspring & excellent family companions with impeccable 100% European breeding coming from a long line of Multi International Champions. Through the years I noticed the public was much more cautious around the tri-colored ones (example of tri smoothie: http://imgur.com/a/lh1Tq ). What are your experiences with the breed? If you see any such stats please come back and let me know. We bonded immediately and I knew he was happy but we had some issues to work through. Source(s): https://shrinkurl.im/a0Urk. She was great with us, but hesitant with people for a few minutes but then loved on them like a family member. My doberman is the sweetest girl ever. Unfortunately, many people will see a large, impressive, noble-looking dog sticking close to their owner’s side and will assume that they must be aggressive or just mean. Quite simply—it’s in their genetics! If a tri-colored smooth collie would be so intimidating, imagine what a well trained, steady Doberman would be like. When a dobie first comes to daycare, you usually have to work to win them over. I was looking for another female. I said “Good boy!” To this day, he will let go of, and often times bring me, anything I tell him to drop. What do you envisage doing with your dog on a daily/weekly basis? At least it doesn’t appear that way. Dobermans, when not trained properly, can be really scary and out of control. A “thirteen year study”. Dobermans have a reputation for being a dangerous or aggressive dog breed. 1 decade ago. However early socialization can prevent this. No, Dobermans are not mean, yes they have the ability to be dangerous (but rarely are), and they are generally never aggressive without the need to protect either themselves or their owners. No dog breed is … But I was there when my boyfriend's family got their husky. Dobermans are not volatile, and a well bred Doberman should be bomb-proof. So that makes me doubt that they are counting police K9 bites. I didn’t notice that in the companion article–but i may have missed it. No way all Dobermans are bad with kids and other animals, but what do I know? Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Press J to jump to the feed. A father will pick up their toddler as they stroll past your leashed Doberman. Doberman Pinschers originated in Germany during the late 19th century, mostly bred as guard dogs. I suggest you do more research, and please check out the Doberman forum, where you will be able to interact with some of the nations top breeders, and Doberman … Infact Dobermans do quite well with children, who are respectful, but no child should ever be left alone in the presence of a dog without supervision. I launched a ball with a chuck-it and my dog and the dobbie went running for it and managed to collide with a 5 month old doodle puppy who yelped loud enough to make all the people come running. Some dogs are just bad. Even the Labrador retriever killed more people during that period that Doberman’s did. It doesn't mean that they are weak or lack confidence or mild mannered, rather it means that they will not do well with harsh training or stern correction. The average Joe who's up to no good can't tell if a calm dog is protection trained or not and will not take a chance. These dogs are very often incredibly gentle and not as dangerous as they look. I suggest you do more research, and please check out the Doberman forum, where you will be able to interact with some of the nations top breeders, and Doberman enthusiasts. You SHOULD NEVER, ever, ever, have two Dobermans of the same gender living in the same house...it's a recipe for a disaster and there will be a fight to the death, or you will live in a home where you are perpetually rotating dogs who can never come in contact with one another. He worked at least two jobs at that time. They're the most vicious dog breed ever to walk the Earth. According to a thirteen-year study which looked at the different breeds of dogs involved in fatal dog attacks, the Doberman ranked 11th. At 1-year-old though, this type of behavior is pretty common. After a few phone calls to the rescue, the director flew him up to me. Thank you for not giving up on him. Trained in IPO/Schutzhund, or do you mean just basic obidence (sit, stay, come, ability to walk nicely on a lead, etc.? For a full breakdown of these statistics, including sources. It’s not fair to the dog. It says: “For a full breakdown of these statistics, including sources. Also as dog owner and trainer I can tell you that owning a Pit Bull is not worth the risk. I think Labrador Retrievers have the highest population size and might therefore drop down the list when graphed this way, and so on. I've been around small flat-faced dogs (Pekingese and Boston terriers) my whole life and, though I love those breeds, I want to move onto big, scary looking dogs. When you say testy, what exactly do you mean? So when the child pull on it’s ear and the pit bull maims that child it’s what it was bred to do. They will stick close by your side and keep you safe at all costs. I lost my Dobie girl last year at 17, which is old for any dog but the big ones, even more so. The second time, I was visiting a friend who had a Doberman for protection. Should I be wary of them in my situation? Any overly aggressive behavior from a Doberman is likely the result of a severe lack of socialization or mistreatment from their owner. I think so. The doberman immediately stopped and turned around and started trembling and tiptoeing over to the crowd around the pup. After a battle, and a call to the program director, they still sent him to a rescue 9 hours away. My dog weighs half of what his buddy does, and is a gun breed, so very trainable, very affectionate but also very focused on his job. Dobermans have an undeserved bad reputation because of their service to the police and … Most Dobermans are not great with other dogs of their sex. Dobermans are built to work in a personal protection roll. Some stuff I read made it sound like there were a lot of things that would put Dobermans on edge, especially too much noise and activity. Exercise will vary, but I generally don't consider them as high energy as GSD's or Huskies. But no, I haven’t seen any yet! In addition to the physical traits listed above, there are also many typical temperament traits that help to make the Doberman a great guard dog. Is there any truth to this? I'm gonna look back on your comment as things to keep in mind. Hi Sheri! 1. I've decided that someday I'd really like to adopt a trained, adult Doberman for companionship and protection. Just like with the physical traits, the casual observer may see some of these as a sign that the dog is dangerous to be around. Aggressive Doberman - There are a few possibilities. There's always people willing to adopt baby animals because they're cute. She passed away 11 months ago and I was so completely devastated, even today I thinking about the amount of love I’m gonna put into my next dog and I instantly feel un-loyal to Bree. I miss her. I hope you do find a way to get a young Dobie pup at some point when it’s right for you! Please don't. They still retain their natural protective instincts and will certainly take action if necessary, yet they are very kind, loving, and predictable. by Hilary Mitchell. When I said protection, I was referring to their intimidating appearance and their reputation for being protective (though other people who've answered have made it seem like they won't be unless they've been trained to do so). But in the meantime, it’s a good idea to do what you can to curb this behavior. Advice on this forum is absolutely not a substitute for professional advice from a certified behaviorist, trainer, lawyer, or medical professional. Are Dobermans aggressive towards strangers? Your email address will not be published. If you find a dog in Dobe rescue, it may be a great dog, but you'd have to work with the dog, and train the dog, and perhaps accept some limitations in that dog. When a bite from a K9 is on the job doing what they were trained to do should get count on it own and not included when the family pet bites someone. I think Bad dogs do not exist. In my experience, she actually bonded with me and could not be bothered with my kids. The bite force of 305 PSI is also significant enough to put the Doberman Pinscher in the top 5 dog breeds with the strongest bite force. One time particular time, he grabbed my dish towel. In general, no—I have not found Dobermans to be mean, but of course, there are always exceptions. The latter goes for all dogs though. During the late 1800s, Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann lived in Apolda, Germany. Louis needed to produce a dog that was strong, fast, smart, fearless, completely loyal and very trainable. Perro Doberman Pinscher I Love Dogs Cute Dogs Black And Tan Terrier Doberman Love Doberman Breed Doberman Funny Dangerous Dogs Aggressive Dog. It is almost always related to their upbringing. Please see Dogsbite.org: U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities (2005 to 2017). They have sensitive stomachs (not to the exaggeration this sub likes to claim),and can have sensitive skin. So what kinds of dogs were involved in more deaths during the thirteen-year study? I’m ready to do it all over again and I’m excited. Some say their brains grow too big for their skull size causing this viciousness. You must, like all breeds, get them out running, walking, hiking, swimming (whatever they enjoy). You're not going to a trained (meaning basic obidence) adult Doberman just anywhere, a breeder is your best bet when it comes to finding that type of match, and I'm talking about a retired show dog...or a dog that for one reason or another was a wash in the show ring. He pulled back. The American Pit Bull has been bred for over 100 years to be extremely aggressive in reaction to pain. she was very loyal and listen very well. I would love to find a good resource about how many of each breed is out there in the U.S. but I’m not sure that exists! Doberman Pinschers are instinctually much more protective than they are offensive or aggressive. I totally agree about the kids. I actually see a fair number of Dobes at the dog park we go to, and all seem to be pretty good dogs; then again, I don't have a lot of issues with other dogs in general. I suggest you pick one. They generally don’t have any desire to pick a fight with a person or animal if they don’t feel threatened by them. But she came into my life as a 5 month old puppy and I never looked back. Crazy smart and funny (best 11 yrs of my life). I owned smooth collies for nearly 30 years. What I read didn't specify, that's why I asked. It is estimated that 3.6 million pit bull type dogs are in the U.S. With years of experience and involvement in the Doberman community, I feel I can answer that question with confidence. Well, you really shouldn’t be. Thus the total bites for the year by Breed is not broken down by working and or domestics and thus The numbers are skewed where it makes it look like Dobermans and German Shepherd’s have a high number of bites per year. The old stereotype of the Doberman as an agressive and dangerous dog is dying as the modern-day Doberman is certainly far more family-oriented than an aggressive “junkyard dog”. 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