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Doberman pinscher, Dobermann

a medium-sized (66-88 lb), lean, muscular dog with very short hair that is usually black with brown markings around the face and on the legs, but occasionally has a brown or blue body color. The tail is docked to a short length and where practiced, the normally pendant ears are cropped. The breed is often used for police or guard work. It is subject to spondylolisthesis (wobbler syndrome), color mutant alopecia, generalized demodecosis, chronic active hepatitis, cardiomyopathy, von Willebrand's disease, and degeneration of the bundle of His.

dancing Doberman pinscher disease
a very slowly progressive, painless neuromuscular disease in which affected dogs periodically flex one hindleg when standing. Hindleg weakness and atrophy of the gastrocnemius muscle eventually develops. In some cases both hindlegs are affected with flexion and extension of alternating hindlegs, hence the name.
miniature Doberman pinscher
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DOG owners in Liverpool with a dobermann are being asked to help veterinary research in the largest ever study of their breed - and help protect their animals from heart disease.
The Small Animal Hospital in Liverpool's Crown Street hopes to recruit 300 Dobermanns over three years old to take part in the programme which will be run at veterinary centres across the UK.
Veterinary cardiologists Nuala Summerfield and Jo Dukes-McEwan are leading the national screening programme in partnership with the Dobermann Breed Club.
ON GUARD People are shunning ``traditional'' forms of home security in favour of dogs, like the Dobermann, right.
I have seen pumped-up Dobermanns and Rottweilers drop their eyes and turn their heads away in response to his glare.
Potentially aggressive dogs such as pit bulls, rottweilers and dobermanns, can be ticking time bombs when they are let loose around children.
I've replaced my wife with two Dobermanns, so now I'm much safer at night.
Tina, from Trowbridge, Cardiff, refused to let the pair into her house and they were eventually scared off by the family's two Dobermanns.
And the only reason they didn't succeed was because they were scared away by barking Dobermann dogs.
TEAR gas, salivating Dobermanns straining at the leash outside every hotel, flying bottles and baton charges .