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It is commonly used as a guard dog, watch dog and police dog.
Dobermanns were first bred in Germany around 1890 by Louis Dobermann. He was a tax collector and needed a protection dog to guard him. Later Otto Goeller and Philip Gruening continued the cultivation of the breed.
Close-up of a Dobermann
showing cropped ears
A Dobermann with cropped ears in training