The Doberman is a large, fearless dog that is well-known for its historically common job as a guard dog. Originating in Germany, the Doberman Pinscher is highly intelligent and loyal, and is well suited for police work, tracking, and competitive obedience. At home, these dogs are sweet, affectionate, and thrive on human companionship. Dobermans are usually excellent with children and other pets, and are consistently ranked among the AKC's most popular dog breeds.
These energetic dogs have good running speeds and love to exercise. In fact, a healthy Doberman can run up to 27 mph!
A tax collector in the nineteenth century named Louis Dobermann developed the Doberman Pinscher with the goal of creating a loyal companion who could protect him from city bandits who tried to steal his fortune.