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Popular Dog BreedsDoberman Pinscher

All About a Doberman Pincher

The Doberman Pinscher is a very intelligent and independent dog. It is easy to train, very loyal and can be excellent around children and with other pets. This breed can be very independent and sometimes headstrong which requires an owner to be firm and strong with this dog. Hence it is not recommended for first time dog owners.

The Doberman can make for an excellent watch dog as it posses strong instincts to protect and if trained well, it makes for an excellent companion breed. This aggressive, active dog always wants something to do and is a good choice for police and military service.

The Doberman is one of the dogs listed as a restricted breed in Ireland by the Control of Dogs Regulations 1998.


Grooming a Doberman Pinscher

Hair type: The Doberman has a short, hard, thick coat that 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, fore chest, legs, feet and on the tail. There is also a solid white colour.

Daily coat care: A Doberman needs very little grooming and are one of the easiest dog breeds to care for in terms of coat maintenance. Owners should check the coat regularly for imperfections or anything out of the ordinary and bathe every few months or as necessary.

Recommended groom frequency: As mentioned, Dobermans require very little coat maintenance so professional grooming for these dogs is at the discretion of a responsible dog owner

A full dog groom at Petmania Grooming Studios will include - Full wash, dry, nail clip, ear clean & pluck, breed standard hair cut and conditioning spray.


Depending on the age, size and activity level of your Doberman, you can expect to feed between 2.5 to 3.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. The Doberman is prone to weight gain, so choosing a food that offers a balanced and nutritious diet is recommends. Availabilty of treats should also be restricted.

Our Pet Care Advisors are instore to help you choose the right food for your Doberman, and will be more than happy to provide guidance and advice.

Activity Level

Dobermans are a very active breed which need a lot of daily exercise. Daily walks are necessary for both the physical and mental needs of the dog. These walks need to be supplemented with jogging or running in an open area on a regular basis for developmental needs of the breed. This breed is prone to obesity so overfeeding should be avoided.

Where to get a Doberman

There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100's of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.

However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.

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