Extremely independent and alert, the Doberan Pinscher is an excellent guard dog. They’re very loyal and are always ready to spring into action if their homes or families are threatened. Although some of these dogs are domineering, most are sensitive and very responsive to their owners.
They love a mental challenge and excel in obedience and agility. They’re often reserved with people they don’t know and may be aggressive towards strange dogs. Dobermans need daily exercise and mental stimulation. Otherwise, they’re likely to become destructive. A long jog, leash walk, or strenuous exercise in a safe, fenced-in area is usually enough to keep the Doberman happy and healthy.