Dwarf Doberman - what he is
"The dwarf Doberman does not cause discontent and irritation, knows neither shyness nor fear. Thanks to his innate intelligence, he is able to withstand the examinations of guard dogs, and miniature here is not a hindrance! "These words were written about the pincher Werner Jung. To challenge the opinion of the person who dedicated the breed all his life is stupid.
At the peak of popularity.
Let's not dwell on the details of the exterior of the Pinscher (popularly called the Dwarf Dobermann), as this information is easily found in all known sources: magazines about dogs, books, websites, forums. We will recall the general features of his appearance, the history of the formation of the breed, we will talk about the characteristics of nature and get acquainted with the basics of care.
So, the dwarf Doberman (the price, first of all, depends on the "star" of his parents and compliance with the standard) - the smallest representative of pinschers and schnauzers. Today this breed is at the peak of popularity, and the interest to it is growing, the number of nurseries engaged in its breeding is increasing every year.
A bit of history.
A dwarf Doberman was erected about a century and a half ago. In his homeland (Germany) he was called a "rutler", or "rat catcher" (rattler-rattenfanger). This occupation, most likely, was the first purpose of the breed. However, soon the dwarf Doberman began to guard the yards and accompany the convoys. Now it was renamed the "stable pinscher".
Then they were dogs and smooth-haired, and coarse-wool. The first now "turned" into pinschers, well, the latter - in affenpinchers, schnauzers. Recognition dwarf pinscher received in 1880 at the same time a description was made and a standard was drawn up. After 15 years, Josef Bert founded the first "Pincher Club". Officially, the standard was adopted only in 1967. The breed was trying to maximally ennoble. Doberman Pinscher appeared to us so handsome precisely thanks to the efforts of breeders.
For a long time, the breed did not take root for unknown reasons. Not attracting the attention of breeders dwarf Doberman almost "dissolved" in the back streets of the home breeding, which gave its "fruits". We still meet small dogs resembling a dwarf Doberman, with bulging eyes, hysterical, malicious and poorly controlled. Fortunately, the breed found recognition in Europe and continued to develop. At the end of the last century the representatives of the pinscher began to be imported again to Russia. It was the second birth of a dwarf Doberman, this time very successful.
What does the breed look like today?
The price ranges from 500 to 1500 y. on the average. The dog is correctly and harmoniously composed, up to 30 cm at the withers, with a square format, with a proud bearing. Color can be either black-tan, or red (with varying intensity). Wool - an outer hair, without undercoat and bald spots. The limbs are muscular, fairly dry, strong. It moves easily and freely.
Very affectionate with their own, can show aggression towards strangers. Betrayed and fearless. Excellent trained. Clean.
A little bit about care and education
A cheerful, cheerful and charming dog can quite brighten up the loneliness of the elderly or become a companion for a young couple. However, the breed is definitely not suitable for those who want to buy a live small toy for a child.
The education of this pinscher should be fairly fair and, of course, consistent, otherwise the owner in the house will not be a man, but a dog.
Care for her is as simple as possible. Sufficiently periodic (but not frequent) washing with shampoo and combing. With due care, the dwarf Doberman will always be ready for the exhibitions handsome with shiny hair. The dog loves long walks, but sometimes you can get by and short walking. It can be said that this dog is not picky about food. Fundamentals of nutrition are applicable to pinscher.