Doberman Pinscher Breed Maintenance
This breed of dog sheds, although not heavily, and it is not hypoallergenic, however, they are clean animals with very low odor. This makes the grooming requirements for Doberman Pinschers minimal. Regular brushing with a slicker brush and occasional wiping down with a wet cloth will help to reduce shedding and odor, and bathing is only typically needed every few months. It is also important to check and clean your dog’s ears and brush their teeth on a regular basis to prevent bacterial or fungal infections from becoming a problem and to reduce the chance of tooth decay. These dogs are very athletic, and although they are not as high energy as some breeds, they do require quite a bit of vigorous activity each day to maintain their strong and healthy physical appearance. Although Dobies thrive with room to run and play, most also do fairly well in apartment buildings if provided with adequate exercise and consistent training. It is also important to provide this intelligent breed with plenty of mental stimulation, either through training sessions or through puzzle and foraging games and toys. Early socialization of the Doberman Pinscher is a huge benefit, and a lack of socialization may create a more anxious animal.