Doberman Pinscher History

The Doberman Pinscher is a relatively new breed, not even 150 years old. It was created by man for man’s purposes of protection and companionship. In the late end of the 18th century in a town called Apolda in the province of Thueringia in East Germany, lived a man named Karl Fredrich Louis Dobermann (1834-94), after whom the Doberman was eventually named. Only a few breeds, such as the Jack Russell Terrier, the Cavalier King, Charles Spaniel, Gordon Setter, Saint Bernard, and the Keeshand, have been named after a person.