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The Dobermann is a breed of domestic dog originally developed around 1890
by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. Dobermann Pinschers are among the most usual of pet breeds,
and the breed is well called an intelligent, warn, and loyal companion dog.
Even though once generally used as guard dogs or police dogs, this is less usual today.
In many countries, Dobermann Pinschers are one of the most recognizable breeds,
in part due to their actual parts in culture, and in part due to media attention (see temperament).
Careful breeding has make betterd the disposition of this breed, and the modern Dobermann Pinscher is an lively and energetic breed suitable for companionship and family life.
Dobermann Pinschers were first bred in the town of Apolda, in the German state of Thuringia around 1890,
following the Franco-Prussian War by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermannn. Dobermannn worked in the dangerous role of local tax collector, and ran the Apolda dog pound. With access to dogs of many breeds, he aimed to develop a breed that would be ideal for protecting him during his collections, which took him through many bandit-infested areas. He set out to breed a new type of dog that, in his opinion, would be the ideal combination of strength, loyalty, intelligence, and ferocity. Later, Otto Goeller and Philip Gruening continual to create the breed to become the dog that is seen today.
The breed is believed to have been developed from multiple different breeds of dogs that had the characteristics that Dobermannn was seeking out, including the German Pinscher, the Beauceron, the Rottweiler, the Thuringian Sylvan Dog, the Greyhound, the Great Dane, the Weimaraner, the German Shorthaired Pointer, the Manchester Terrier and the Old German Shepherd Dog. The precise ratios of mixing, and even the precise breeds that were used, remain uncertain to this day, even though many professionals believe that the Dobermann Pinscher is a combination of at the very least four of these breeds. The single exception is the documented crossing with the Greyhound and Manchester Terrier. It is also widely believed that the old German Shepherd gene pool was the single hugest contributor to the Dobermann breed. A book entitled The Dobermannn Pinscher, written by Philip Greunig (first printing in 1939), is considered the foremost study of the creation of the breed by one of its most ardent students. It describes the breed's early development by Otto Goeller, whose hand allowed the Dobermann to become the dog we recognize today.
Shortly after Dobermannn's death in 1894, the Germans named the breed Dobermannn-pinscher in his honor, but a half century later dropped the pinscher on the grounds that this German word for terrier was no longer appropriate. The British did the same some years later.