Information on the Breed Standard, Training, Diet, Health, & Shows/Trials
Doberman Pinscher Breed Standard
The Doberman Pinscher originated in Germany in the late 1800's and was primarily used as a guard dog. Today, properly bred and trained Doberman's can make loving family companions.
The Doberman is a compact, mid-sized dog with a powerful, muscular build for speed and endurance. They are a watchful, loyal, energetic, determined, alert, and obedient breed that requires regular training, stimulation, and exercise. Their coat is smooth and short, requiring minimal grooming. Allowable colours are black, red, blue, and fawn, all with distinct rust coloured markings on the muzzle, throat, forechest, legs, feet, tail, and above the eyes. Gait should be balanced and effortless.
Training should begin the day that you bring your new family member home and continue throughout the life of your dog.
In a conformation event, each dog is judged on how well they conform to the recognized breed standard. Judges concentrate on distinctive features of the breed to determine which dog(s) most closely represent the ideal standard. Breed winners move on to compete for Group 1st and Group 1st winners move on to compete for Best in Show.
Dobermans excel at the team based sport known as agility. In agility, the handler guides the dog through a series of obstacles in a race against the clock. Agility requires a solid obedience foundation and many hours of practice and body conditioning.
A quality diet creates a healthy dog. Click to learn more about the diet we feed and supplements that we recommend.
Obedience trials range from companion dog levels to advanced levels. They test the dogs ability in a variety of areas, such as heeling and other basic commands, jumping, retrieving, hand signals, and scenting.
Water lovers will enjoy launching off the dock to compete in distance jumps and air retrieves. Cool off this summer close to home by visiting The Dog Pool north of Winnipeg.
The health of our dogs is very important to us. Learn more about how we ensure our dogs remain healthy and happy.
In a rally trial, the handler and dog are required to work as a team to complete a series of commands and/or obstacles. Each team starts with a certain number of points and points are deducted for each fault, based on severity of the fault. The highest scoring team will rank 1st and/or High in Class.
Tricks are a great way to engage your dog's mind and a fun way to build a bond. Tricks are fun to train and there is something for dogs at every level. Purebreds and mixed breeds can be tested and titled through Do More With Your Dog and titles can be transferred to CKC/AKC.
Information and schedules for Canadian dog sport events, matches, health clinics, and seminars can be found online at