The Doberman Pinscher originated in Germany in the 1890s so it is a pretty new breed. It was bred from the Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier, Sheepdog, Australian (Thuringen) Shepherd, German Pinscher, and Weimaraner to be a guard dog so they are brave and loyal. The breed was originally created by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, who was a tax collector and dog catcher. He bred this breed to be his guardian so when he went door-to-door to collect taxes, he would be protected. Since they were produced, the breed became popular for use as police dogs, guard dogs, and military dogs. In fact, during World War II, these dogs were used as scouts, messengers, and sentries. They were so important in the 1945 Battle of Okinawa that a memorial statue of a Doberman Pinscher was erected in Guam to honor the 25 dogs who lost their lives during that war. In 1908, the American Kennel Club (AKC) accepted the Doberman Pinscher into their club and they are now the 15th most popular dog breed in the United States. The Poodle, which originated in Germany in ancient times, is one of the oldest known breeds of dogs. They were originally used in hunting as a water dog but soon became a show dog due to their intelligence and beauty. This breed is believed to be a combination of French, Hungarian, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian Water Dogs. Others claim there is North African Barbet and Asian herding dogs in the mix. Another story states that the Poodle has ancestors from Asian dogs that came over with the Moors in the 8th century. Statues of dogs that look like Poodles were found in Egyptian tombs and among Roman artifacts dating back to the first century B.C. This breed was registered by the AKC in 1887 and they are the 7th most popular dog breed in the United States.