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Doberman Pinscher (known as Dobie or Dobermann) is a loyal, alert, and fearless breed. Canines in this breed are known for their intelligence and physique. It is one of the finest protection dogs in the world and it is commonly referred to as a dogking’s noblemen. Dobies are powerful, muscular and fast, feared by those who don’t know him. Stereotypes commonly associated with the breed include “viciousness” and “aggressiveness” but Dobies are loving, gentle and watchful dogs, yet a formidable guardian.

The history of Dobies can be traced back to the 19th century. The taxman and dog breeder Louis Dobermann from the town of Apolda set out to breed dependable but imposing protection to help him out in his job. It is believed that the breed was created by crossing the Black and Tan Terrier, German Pinscher, Rottweiler, and smooth-coated herding dogs to create this new breed.

Dobie is one of the newest dog breeds in the world and it is mainly used for military and police work, canine sports as well as a companion and family guardian. Although the breed has some interesting characteristics, like all dogs, it may be prone to certain health problems as it grows old. This is why you need to take out Doberman Pinschers pet insurance to protect your pet against unexpected health problems.

It is better to purchase Doberman Pinschers pet insurance as soon as you purchase the dog in order to ensure that you get comprehensive coverage. If the pet develops critical illness before the policy’s start date, such an illness will be categorized as a pre-existing condition and will be excluded from the pet insurance coverage.

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Why Doberman Pinschers Pet Insurance Is Important

Dobies have a lifespan of 10 – 13 days. Although there are many causes of Doberman Pinschers’ death, the major cause of death in the breed is dilated cardiomyopathy. Interestingly, 40% of the diagnoses of this disease are for Doberman Pinschers. European Dobies are the most affected of all Dobies.

Furthermore, dilated cardiomyopathy is not the only disease that affects Dobies, several other conditions like prostate disease, von Willebrand’s disease, cervical vertebral instability and so forth also affect Dobies. Most of these conditions will require thousands of dollars in medical treatment.

You don’t want to lose your furry friend to some of these aforementioned conditions, do you? This is why you need to take out Doberman Pinschers pet insurance as quickly as possible. With the rising veterinary costs, the cost of treating Dobies may likely rise. However, you can provide your pet with the best care anytime the need arises by taking out the right coverage.

Here is a list of common sicknesses Doberman Pinschers might develop:

  • Von Willebrand’s Disease
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Wobbler’s Syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Albinoism
  • Color Mutant Alopecia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus, etc.

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Doberman Pinschers Pet Insurance Statistics

Origin: Germany

Average height: 26 – 28 inches (male), 24 – 26 inches (female)

Average weight: 75 – 100 pounds (male), 60 – 90 pounds (female)

Life expectancy: 10 – 12 years

Colors: Black, White, Fawn, Blue & Rust, Black & Rust, Red & Rust, Fawn & Rust, Blue, Red.

Exercise Requirements: More than 40 minutes per day

Temperament: Loyal, Confident, Fearless, Alert, Obedient, Intelligent, Energetic.

Health: They are healthy overall but prone to conditions like dilated cardiomyopathy, Von Willebrand’s disease, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, hypothyroidism, wobbler’s syndrome, gastric dilatation-volvulus, etc.

Energy level: Very energetic

Tendency to Bark: Low

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Doberman Pinschers Pet Insurance News

After his Doberman Pinscher bit four people, Rob Szalas was ordered to turn over the dog to be euthanized but when Szalas refused, he was found in contempt by the court.

The Ontario’s Court of Appeal said that Mr. Szalas showed blatant contempt for the administration of justice by ignoring the demands and orders of the court and sending his animal to the United States.

Szalas initially turned over his Doberman when ordered by Dr. Jim Chirico, the medical officer of health for the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, to do so but later appealed the euthanasia order. He was allowed to keep the dog pending the outcome of the process. Court records show that Szalas breached a number of conditions which include that the dog be muzzled and leashed.

Szalas’ appeal was rejected ultimately and a representative of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals went to his home to retrieve the dog; Szalas refused to release his dog but rather sent it to the United States.

The Appeal Court ruled that the days are long gone when someone subject to a court order can get away by circumventing it. In order to allow Szalas the chance to purge his contempt, the Appeal Court referred the matter back to a lower court. The lower court will determine the appropriate sanction. However, the court also ordered Szalas to pay Chirico $1,500 in costs for the appeal.

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Doberman Pinschers Pet Insurance FAQ


How long can a Doberman Pinscher be left alone?

Although each Doberman may have a different personality, you should not leave an adult Doberman Pinscher alone for more than 8 hours and a puppy should not be left alone for more than 4 hours.

Are Doberman Pinschers protective of their owners?

Yes. Doberman Pinschers may be very protective of their owners. They may be suspicious of dogs and people they are not familiar with.

How soon does pet insurance take effect?

Doberman Pinschers pet insurance takes effect once the pet insurer’s waiting period is over. Although the waiting period varies from one pet insurer to the other, most insurers have a waiting period of 14 days.

Can you get pet insurance after diagnosis?

If the Doberman Pinschers is diagnosed with a medical condition before the policy’s start date, such condition (known as a pre-existing condition) will no longer be covered by the Doberman Pinschers pet insurance coverage.

What medical conditions are common with Doberman Pinschers?

Several medical conditions are common with Doberman Pinschers. Examples include dilated cardiomyopathy, Von Willebrand’s disease, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, hypothyroidism, wobbler’s syndrome, gastric dilatation-volvulus, etc.

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