Standard of Doberman
- Blade, stooped forward and down at the angle 45 degrees
toward the base, connect with fore paw at the angle 90
- The lengths of shoulder blade and shoulder are almost
- The height from elbow to withers is equal to the height
from the ground to elbow
- The legs when viewed sideways and in front are absolutely
straight and parallel with each other from elbow to
metacarpus; muscular and tendinous; the bone is strong.
- In normal state (general position) and during movement
the elbows are pressed to the chest
- Metacarpuses are almost perpendicular to the gorund
- Dewclaw can be removed
- Dactyls (paws) are well-arched, compact, “catty”, never
turned neither in nor out
- Back angles are balanced with fore part.
- Pelvis is at the angle 30 degrees towards spinal column
thus making a little rounded, well developed croup.
- Shanks are at right angle to femur, they are long and
wide, two-side muscular with clearly-developed stifle.
- Fore and hind shanks are of equal length
- When dog is resting, its hock is perpendicular to the
ground if bent.
- When dog is viewed from behind, its legs are upright,
parallel to each other and too widely placed to be in harmony
with body composition.
- Dewclaws if available are removed.
- Paws, the same as forepaws, are cattish and never turned
in or out.
- Smooth, short, wiry, thick and bushy.
- Invisible grey undercoat is allowed on the neck
- Color and Tan
- Allowed colors: black, brown, blue and fawn.
- Tans: red, clearly defined, set above each eye, near
mouth, throat and chest, on the paws, on the pads and below
- White area on the chest is not more that ˝ quire inch is
- Disqualification Dogs not of an allowed color
- Free, level and energetic with nice reach of forepart and
good driving power of hinder part.
- Good strong drive of hind limbs when trotting
- Each hind foot moves in line with forepaw on the same
- Hind and front legs are not thrown and bent
- Upper part is strong and firm
- When properly built dog moves at fast trot it will
- Energetic, alert, determined, fearless, amicable and
- Judge has the right to remove any timid or aggressive
Doberman from the ring
- Timidity: a dog is evaluated as timid if it refuses to
undergo examination, if runs away for the judge; if scares by
approach from the rear; if gives a start at sudden and unusual
- Wickedness: the dog that attacks or tries to hit on the
judge or his assistant is aggressive.
- Aggressive or combative attitude towards other dogs will
not be regarded as malignity.
- Previous description is the description of perfect
- Any deviation from abovementioned described dog will be
penalized up to the deviation.
- Undershot is more than 1/8 of an inch, overshort more
than 3/16 of an inch.
- Four or more missing teeth.
- Dogs of unallowed color.
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