This breed came from Germany. This is a relatively new breed as they were discovered in the 1860’s. This breed was named on a German Tax Collector, Louis Dobermann who developed it. The earlier alike breeds which existed before the Doberman Pinschers were the German Pinschers, Rottweilers, Beaucerons, Manchester Terriers and Greyhounds. Normally they come in black and tan or brown color. This breed does not require much grooming and are obedient, alert and a resourceful dog. Doberman Pinschers are good trackers, excellent watchdogs, guards and are used for police and military work, search and rescue operations and as therapy dogs. They live on an average of 13 years. This breed is highly sensitive to cold and is not good for outdoors. They are quite susceptible to cervical spondylitis (wobbler syndrome), inherited blood disorder (Von Willebrands disease), obesity and prostatic disease. Some of the common less serious health issues faced by them are skin issues, hypothyroidism bloat, hip dysplasia, and congenital heart defects. Daily Exercise and mental stimulation should be given to avoid behavior problems. Therapeutic and breeding practices can greatly impact the occurrence of such health issues.