Bred as a guard dog and protector par excellence, the Doberman Pinscher serves humankind with strength and devotion. Distinguished by his tan markings and sinewy frame, this remarkable working dog also has gained fame as a show dog and companion around the world. He is versatile and trainable and has met success as a K-9 police and military dog, a Seeing Eye and hearing dog, a working farm dog and a competitive contender in trials and shows. This handsome and useful book provides the much-needed factual information about Doberman Pinschers and their ancestry in Germany, their noble and loyal character and the breed standard. It also covers such important topics as puppy selection, feeding, training, preventative health care and showing. The new owner will welcome advice about puppy-proofing the home, preparing for the pup's arrival, house-breaking and preventing common puppy problems.
In addition to an authoritative, comprehensive text, this book presents over 135 photographs in full color, which prove to be as informative as they are attractive.