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From the Doberman Standard....
...the appearance is that of a dog of medium size, with a body that is square. Compactly built, muscular and powerful, for great endurance and speed. Elegant in appearance, of proud carriage, reflecting great nobility and temperament. Energetic, watchful, determined, alert, fearless, loyal and obedient. (Read more from the standard here)

Dog Foods

It's so so important to really understand what your feeding your dog!! Take the time and get to know the ingredients in your bag of dog food

Dog Food Analysis
Pet Food Ratings
Pet Food Rating from the Dog Food Project
Homemade Dog Treats & Kong Treat Ideas

Here are the things to look for in a commercial food
-No generic fats or proteins (e.g., animal fat or meat meal)
-Human grade ingredients (USDA approved)
-Avoid foods that use corn gluten meal
-No meat by-products or digest
-No BHA, BHT or Ethoxyquin (artificial preservatives)
-No artificial colors, no sugars and sweeteners
-As few grains as possible (a whole-meat source should be one of the first two ingredients)
-No added taurine. Links are now being found between problems such as dilated cardiomyopathy & taurine deficiencies.
Health Problems

Like any breed Dobermans have health problems. The most important thing is to be aware of them, fully health test your dogs and find healthy long lived lines.

Breed Specific Health Problems Described

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals