Welcome to UK Dobermann here you will find lots of information on all things Dobermann & find out about  reputable Dobermann Breeders here in the UK & Europe.



Origin   GERMANY

Height  Males 68-72cm Females 63-68cm

Weight  Males 40-45kg  Females 32-35kg

Dobermann Breed history

This breed was created in Germany in the late XIXth century by L.F. Dobermann and brought to its actual shape by other fellow citizen, Otto Goller. Many crossbreedings had been made starting from the German Pinscher and continuing with the Rottweiller, the English Greyhound, the Manchester Terrier, the Weimaraner, until the actual variety was achieved.


The Dobermann is a big-sized, hefty, brawny dog, with elegant movements. It has a trapezoidal head. The skull is flat and with a long, conical snout, and a nose with the same colour as the fur. The eyes are egg-shaped, almond-shaped, dark. The ears are caught up, floppy at birth and cut proportional with the head to be held up. It has a long, brawny neck, and the tail is short cut. The back line is a bit left towards the tail. The hair is short, straight, well adhered to the body and shiny. It can have the following colours: black, dark brown, bluish or brick colour with rusty patches around the eyes, on the nose, neck, chest, paws and under the tail.


The Dobermann is an intelligent, very lively, brave, watchful dog, with an excelent sense of smell, with tendencies of agressiveness, with a live character and a determined attitude. It is faithful to its family but it gets especially devoted to only one person. It is reluctant with strangers and not so patient with the children. It needs to be socialized since a cub to get along well with other animals from the household and with other dogs.


The fur of this dog doesn't require too much care. A rough glove can be used to remove the dead hair bristles during the moulting period. It is recommended a regularly disinfection to avoid inflammations and irritations that can occur.

Living Conditions

 The Dobermann feels good outdoors having the possibility of getting a lot of exercise next to an active owner with a lot of experience in raising dogs. It needs socialization, training , exercises.


A Dobermann requires a person with experience in training dogs. The training must be gentle but firm without being rough and this dog must not be forced from an early age. If it is not properly trained, it either grow as coward or as an aggressive dog. Being a resistant, hefty dog, it enjoys swimming, running, and attending various canine activities.

Dobermanns make excellent watchdogs, an trustful companion which inspires safety. It is efficiently used as a leading dog for the blind persons, especially the females. It is also used successfully in the army or in the police.

The Dobermann Pinscher

Is a medium sized, squarely built dog with a compact muscular body. The head is long and when viewed from the side looks like a blunt wedge. The top of the skull is flat, and turns into the muzzle with a slight stop. The color of the nose depends on the color of the dog's coat, black on black dogs, dark brown on red dogs, dark gray on blue dogs, dark tan on fawn dogs and pink on white dogs. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The color of the almond shaped eyes is various shades of brown, depending on the coat color of the dog. The ears are usually cropped to stand erect (cut at the age of about 12 weeks). The pup's ears have to be taped for a couple of months to make them stand up. A lot of breeders are starting to leave the pup's ears natural.  If left natural they develop ears somewhat like a hound. The tail is usually docked at the age of 3 days. If the tail is not docked it grows a tail somewhat like a hound.

Note: cropping ears and docking tails is illegal in the UK.

The Dobermann chest is broad and the legs are perfectly straight. Dewclaws are sometimes removed. The short, hard, thick coat lies flat. Sometimes there is an invisible gray undercoat on the neck. The coat comes in black, black with tan markings, blue-gray, red, fawn and white. When markings appear they are above each eye, on the muzzle, throat, forechest, legs, feet and on the tail. There is also a solid white color. While white markings are considered a fault in some clubs, in others it is accepted

DPAA = Dobermann Pinscher Alliance of America
CKC = Continental Kennel Club

FCI = Fédération Cynologique Internationale
AKC = American Kennel Club
UKC = United Kennel Club
KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain
CKC = Canadian Kennel Club
ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club
NKC = National Kennel Club
NZKC = New Zealand Kennel Club
CCR = Canadian Canine Registry
APRI = American Pet Registry Inc.
ACR = American Canine Registry

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
NAPR = North American Purebred Registry, Inc.