Doberman Pinschers are described as muscular, strong, elegant, highly intelligent and trainable, obedient, brave, perspicacious, energetic, loyal, and affectionate. These traits make Dobermans excellent guard dogs, police and military dogs, and family companions.
The first Dobermans probably came into existence around 1890 in Germany. A German tax collector, Louis Dobermann, wanted a medium-sized dog that could serve as a guardian and a companion.
The Doberman was named the official dog of the United States Marine Corps during World War II.