Monday, September 3, 2012

Some Doberman History

Back in the year 1890, in the town of Apolda (Germany), Karl Friedrich Louis Doberman, wore several hats. He served in the dangerous role of local tax collector (tax collecting was a lot different then!) and, among several other things, ran the Apolda dog pound. The role of tax collector could be, at times, quite perilous. As an ardent animal lover, in particular an avid dog lover, Doberman saw a way to combine his love of dogs with the demands of his other occupation.

With access to dogs of many breeds, he aimed to create a breed that would be ideal for protecting him during his collections, which took him through many dangerous, bandit-infested areas. During the course of performing his daily duties as tax collector, Herr Doberman experienced a lot of aggression, stress, and violence. He set out to breed a new type of dog that, in his opinion, would be the perfect combination of strength, loyalty, intelligence, and ferocity.

The result .... the Doberman Pinscher or Doberman. The Doberman Pinscher was to assist with keeping the tax collected client submissive and reduce the aggressive behavior. The Doberman  is one of the most powerful dogs among all the breeds. When Louis Doberman died, Germans in his honor named the breed - ‘Doberman Pinscher’.
 The American Kennel Club first recognized the Doberman Pinscher in 1908.

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