Thursday, 23 May 2013

The Dobermann

*Pictures taken randomly from Google
I love dogs. They are the most loyal creature a man can have. Our ancestors domesticated dogs and this is definitely one of the best things they did for us.

There are many dog breeds. Some are pure breed while others are mixed breeds. I had a Rottweiler for almost 12 years. His name was Max. We still talk about Max although he died 5 years ago.

We never had another dog after Max but I am sure to get one someday. Perhaps another male Rottweiler. There is another breed which I will consider. It is the Dobermann.

Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann
Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann was a tax collector and he used to travel to places infested with criminals to collect tax. It was a dangerous job. He required a guard dog which was intelligent, fast, agile, loyal and also ferocious. Karl decided to create a dog breed which suits the criteria he looked for.

It was created by crossbreeding the Beauceron, German Pinscher, Manchester Terrier, Greyhound and of course, the Rottweiler.

Beauceron of Northern France. The Beauceron is also known as Berger de Beauce (sheepdog from Beauce) or Bas Rouge (red-stockings).

The German Pinscher. They are either Reddish Brown or Tan & Black.

The Manchester Terrier. This breed was used to hunt rats and rabbits in England.

The Greyhound. One of the ancient breeds from Europe. It is a sight hound (uses sight to hunt). The Greyhound is also popular in dog racing because of its speed.
The Rottweiler. One of the oldest dog breeds. Used as a guard dogs in Roman prisons and to pull butcher carts.

Karl created the dog breed he wanted. He died in 1894 and the Germans named the breed as Dobermann in honour of Karl. The following is the result of Karl's cross breeding. Enjoy the pictures.

Male stud. Tail not docked. Ears not cropped.

Male stud. Tail docked and ears cropped.

As guard dogs
Having their ears cropped

- Comments


  1. I think it's absolutely disgusting and barbaric to mutilate such beautiful dogs. Thankfully I live in a civilised country where it's not longer allowed.

    1. Says the woman with the cropped schnauzer as her avatar photo....

    2. Says the woman with the cropped schnauzer as her avatar photo....

  2. Rottweiler is the beast in the all world ( really I missing my Rottweiler Ritchard )