When Is a Doberman Pinscher Full Grown?

by Axl J. Amistaadt
The happy Doberman Pinscher pursues challenging hobbies.

The happy Doberman Pinscher pursues challenging hobbies.

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Because the Doberman pinscher ranks among the most intelligent of all canines, the wise owner recognizes the necessity of remaining constantly on the alert so as not to end up outsmarted as Dobies move from puppyhood to intellectual maturity. As far as physical development goes, both male and female Dobermans attain most of their full height by the age of 12 months, when they're regarded as adults. For the following year or more, these dogs complete the maturation and filling out process.

She's All That

There's plenty of sleek substance to back up this powerful, agile and potentially formidable dog's snarl should she sense a threat to those she loves. The American Kennel Club calls for a mature height of 26 to 28 inches for males, with 27-1/2 considered ideal. The ladies should stand 24 to 26 inches tall, with 25 1/2 inches preferred. Males tip the scales at about 70 pounds at maturity, with females weighing about 60 to 65 pounds. Dobermans hit the terrible teens at about 6 months of age, when all canines should be spayed or neutered. This is the time to enroll your Dobie in some serious obedience classes as well. Adulthood lasts from 1 to 7 years old, when these dogs enter their senior years. The average Doberman lifespan is 9 to 10 years.

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