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Whats the most perfect height and weight for the male and female Doberman Pincher? If I'm going to get one, I plan on getting him as close to the breed standard as possible, even if it means going half way around the world, hahaha:):)
 

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The breed standards are different in different countries, here in the UK and in Europe we tend to breed for the original type, larger more muscular dogs than the breed standard in USA. For a feamle in the UK our height is 27 inches to the withers and ~32kg in weight.

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Here's some differences between USA and EURO dobes, I'm sure you can find the standards for each sex and country on google :)

http://www.texaseurodobermans.com/euro-versus-american.html

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Ok thanks Konkie, I'll deffinetly check it out:):)!!

From the AKC standard for the Doberman Pinscher.... in regards to size:

Height at the withers: Dogs 26 to 28 inches, ideal about 27 1/2 inches; Bitches 24 to 26 inches, ideal about 25 1/2 inches. The height, measured vertically from the ground to the highest point of the withers, equaling the length measured horizontally from the forechest to the rear projection of the upper thigh. Length of head, neck and legs in proportion to length and depth of body.

 

Here is the link for the entire standard: 

http://dpca.org/breed/breed_standard.htm

 

and Konkie - I would say that that article you posted a link to is pretty slanted towards putting a Euro Doberman in a better light... when the truth is that they are not as different as that article would seem to make them.  It is not as bad as some articles I have seen.... but certainly still slanted. 

 

For the OP, the dog in my avatar in an all American Doberman. He is 27" with heavy bone and pretty dark rust markings (not as dark as Euros, but not tan). He is very standard and is an American Grand Champion.

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Aww I thought it was quite an unbiased article, there were others that basically said American is best or Euro is best :) I only have experience of English/European dobes but my understanding is that the USA ones are a bit more petite and slightly less high strung, arguably better family dogs.

The FCI Standard for the Dobermann

http://www.fci.be/Nomenclature/Standards/143g02-en.pdf

The AKC Standard for the Dobermann

http://www.akc.org/breeds/doberman_pinscher/breed_standard.cfm

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