Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Dobermann

Dobermann
Dobermann
The Dobermann originated in Germany. In the 19th Century a man named Herr Louis Dobermann lived in the city of Apoldo (East Germany) in the principality of Thueringen. He served as the town dog catcher, night patrolman and the rates collector among other duties. There was a demand for fearless watchdogs and Herr Dobermann started selectively breeding the best of the locally available dogs for this purpose. Nobody knows exactly which breeds were originally used, but the Great Dane, old German Shepherd, (not the German Shepherd Dog as we know it today), Weimaraner, Manchester Terrier, Greyhound and other breeds have been mentioned. During a lifetime of 60 years of interbreeding dogs, Herr Dobermann achieved great success in establishing the required watchdog breed of dog. The Dobermann was known as the "Devil Dog" by the American Marines and is their mascot. It earned the name during World War II in the Pacific, where it used to go ashore with the marines and flush out the enemy.Although current research indicates their arrival was in fact a lot earlier, the Dobermann was re-introduced into Australia in 1952.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

These sleek and loyal dogs usually live up to 12 years of age, but with the correct care and nutrition will live to 14 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

It is in the Dobermann's nature to be a trustworthy and loyal companion, usually gentle but as robust and tough as you care to make it. A great playmate for the children of its "family", it will quite happily join family members at the table and even sleep in their beds, if people are foolish enough to encourage it. In fact, it will become very "human" if you forget to remind it that it is a dog! Though affectionate and obedient to its owners, the Dobermann can be quite stand-offish to those it does not know. However, it should not be nervous or aggressive in normal circumstances, as a dog like this is unreliable and will react badly in times of stress.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

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CARE REQUIREMENTS

The Dobermann is a large, active and intelligent breed and you must be willing to provide the exercise and attention it needs. Anyone buying a Dobermann must realise that it requires daily training and exercise. A Dobermann needs some type of control if it is to fit happily into the family and tends to excel at obedience. Whether you just want to do basic obedience, or advance to the highest level and obtain obedience titles, both you and your dog will enjoy and benefit from this activity. A Dobermann must be housed with adequate fencing.

Please take note:
Because the Dobermann was bred as a working dog, many see the dog's mentality and aptitude for learning as being just as important as its conformation. The purpose of the Working Aptitude Evaluation, in place for some time overseas, is to help determine if your Dobermann has the aptitude to do the type of work for which the breed was intended – that of companion and protector.

IDEAL OWNERS

Being a large dog this animal is best suited to those people who will train, socialise and exercise this loyal pet.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Dobermann is the dog for you and you are willing to give it the obedience training it needs to keep it happy and contented, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Denise Ball Aegis & Alldobe & Myown WA Contact
Sandy Irlam Iansan NT Contact
Corrine and Ray Nunn Cozdobe NSW Contact
Kerry Kidner Doberling QLD Contact
Les & Rhonda Fabian & Harnell Wattavue QLD Contact
Raeleen and Joe Borg Doborg NSW Contact
Andrew and Vanessa Bourne Uwish NSW Contact
Leanne Trotter Lecarne VIC Contact
John Gialelis Yiyanda SA Contact
Monika Kawecki MonElite NSW Contact
Gill Montgomery Sonza NSW Contact
Brett and Jacqui Smyth abracadobe SA Contact
Debbie Marshall Chienparadis NSW Contact
Gail Goodwin-Smith Glanikdobe QLD Contact
janet palmer rosemerta VIC Contact
Daniella Perry Armorcora WA Contact
Melissa Down Divine NSW Contact
VIC Contact
Nuria & Vern Perry Demonheart NSW Contact
Tresilla Hellman Petitcanon NSW Contact
Fiona Neighal MauZaire QLD Contact
Rebecca Firmin Einzweck QLD Contact
Beverly Finnigan TagJager NSW Contact
Edith Worthington Sieghard QLD Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)