"Standard" dobie measurement from nose to tail for male

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Hi!  I can't find nose to tail measurements for a doberman anywhere! Would someone kindly measure their dog from nose to tail for me and let me know?  Please also let me know if it is an American or European Dobe and approximately how much he weighs.  I'm trying to figure out what size of crate, bed, etc. that I will need for my new puppy.

Thanks in advance for your help!  I greatly appreciate it.

Jana

That's because there is no nose to tail measurments in the Doberman written standard. 

Most of my Dobermans do fine in a 500 vari crate size:  I have a couple of Petmate crates in an XL size which is 40"long, 27" wide, 30" high.  I prefer plastic crates as they are more den like to the dog - I only use wire crates for travel.  If you use a wire crate, a 42" is plenty. The 48" is a lot of crate for any but the really oversized Dobermans. 

I do have one plastic crate that is the giant sized - I use it for my male occasionally, but truthfully he is fine with the XL size.  My 12 year old boy is 27" ish at the wither, and is in tip top weight at about 90 pounds. He is right in the middle of the male standard for height, but is large boned. All American AKC Grand Champion. 

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Hi, thanks for responding.

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Hi!  I can't find nose to tail measurements for a doberman anywhere! Would someone kindly measure their dog from nose to tail for me and let me know?  Please also let me know if it is an American or European Dobe and approximately how much he weighs.  I'm trying to figure out what size of crate, bed, etc. that I will need for my new puppy.

Thanks in advance for your help!  I greatly appreciate it.

Jana

 

 

These crates are 28" wide, 42" long, and 31" tall:

If I remember right they were just below the biggest crates they had at the place I got them... LOL! :) 

 

The crates above that I use and prefer come with a fairly easily movable panel so you can adjust the crate to the dog as they grow and learn.

Some puppies can handle a huge crate right from the beginning while other puppies may need something smaller. Depends on the individual dog just how much crate you can have before they just go pee in a corner whenever they feel like it... Being able to 'adjust' the space while everyone is learning is good in my opinion.

This bed is 31" deep, 45" long inside where the pillow / cushion stuff goes:

That bed is big enough for a pair of BIG adult Dobermans that like to snuggle or...

One girl might really like it, claim it for her own, and then make it really clear to any and every other dog around who exactly that particular spot belongs to. :)

 

Nothing wrong with that so long as you (as the owner) understand the pack order stuff that just happened and respect it / enforce it.

Want to cause problems? Interfere with it. :)