PLEASE TAKE NOTE ALL DOBERMANN BREEDERS / JUDGES!!!
The "new" Dobermann standard !
can be described as intelligent, courageous and beautiful with an elegant appearance - all of which tells us nothing at all
about the dog.
The head is of great importance; without it the dog loses all
expression and bumps into things. Experienced judges tend to notice this failing.
This is something else that all Dobermanns should have. It should start below the eyes and finish at the nose, and should
not be too pointed or the judge may mistake the dog for a Dachshund, or too heavy in which case it might win the Rottie classes.
Its predominant use is for jogging elbows when trying to enjoy a cup of coffee.
should be white, and should not stick out too far, or in too much. If they get grey or yellow, a mixture of sand and Ajax,
applied with a wire-brush will get them white in no time. It may make the gums bleed but there is nothing in the breed standard
about bleeding gums. Dobermann teeth are designed for transporting any object from the house to the end of the yard especially
towels, bath sponges or one slipper.
These should be open, and there should be
two of them. They should both look in the same direction. If they don't, train the dog to keep them shut.
Again there should be two, one on each side of the head, but for uncropped ears they should not be so large that a good
gust of wind can lift him off the ground. Dogs with no ears may have difficulty in hearing.
The neck should be strong, muscular and of medium length, preferably at the head end of the body. Dogs without necks may
suffer from malnutrition due to difficulty in transferring food from the mouth to the stomach region.
The Dobermann should have four legs, one at each corner. They should be quite long but at least long enough to reach the
ground. It is also desirable to have all four legs the same length, otherwise the dog will walk with a tilt. At the end of
each leg, there should be a foot. Dogs with feet going in opposite directions have a problem, as this is a very difficult
fault to correct.
The body connects the front of the dog to the back. Dogs without
bodies should not be shown or bred from. Dogs with bodies too low to the ground also have problems, especially nursing bitches.
All Dobermanns should have a tail, and it should be at the opposite end of the
head. For this reason it should be quite short, to enable owners to differentiate between head and tail end at feeding times.
The Dobermann must never be shy, sullen or growly, except when bill collectors
come around. Biting a judge, even when justified as when being put into second place, is frowned upon. Biting stewards is
quite permissible, however, as they are normally replaceable.
Colour & markings
Dobermann must be of any colour acceptable in the Standard whatever they are, but it must be remembered there is a bias among
judges who keep putting up strangely marked dogs. However, if you have an unusual colour, wait until a breeder judge producing
the same colourings as your own is judging, as he will be the expert and recognise a good Dobermann when he sees one.
Any artificial means used to deceive the judge, e.g. artificial limbs, false teeth,
glass eyes or glued on coats (especially if this comes off on handling).
Dobermann has any faults worth mentioning.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!!!
Please take this bowtie off me and gimme a treat!
The Dobermann's development....!
From this little bundle of joy....
TO THIS BIG OVERGROWN PUPPY!....
Arent they just elegant???