The Temperament of the Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher is a dog bred for stressful and dangerous work at the side of a brave handler. For this work, the Doberman must have character and an impetuous but controlled spirit supported by a courageous heart.

In dogs we refer to their character and mental disposition as temperament. The Doberman is bred for a specific temperament. He is not vicious – he is aggressive. He is not stubborn – he is determined.

A Doberman owner must also have character. He must be able and willing to harness his fine companion’s specific and powerful set of tools. When he does he has the ultimate partner, committed and loving, willing to dedicate his body and soul.