Devised as a guard dog and protector par excellence, the Dobermann serves mankind with strength and devotion. Distinguished by his black and tan markings and his sinewy frame, this remarkable working dog has gained fame as a companion and guardian around the world. He is versatile and trainable and has met success as a police and military dog, a guide and hearing dog, a working farm dog and a competitive contender in working and agility trials. This book provides the much-needed factual information about the Dobermann and its ancestry, character and standard, as well as the proper selection, feeding, training, preventative health care and behaviour of the breed. The new owner will welcome advice about puppy-proofing the home, preparing for the pups arrival and preventing puppy problems. In addition to an extremely authoritative text, this book presents over 135 photographs in full colour, which prove to be as informative as they are attractive. Helpful hints and important information are highlighted to provide easy access to everything the reader needs to know about life with a Dobermann. Whether its toilet training problems, allergies or fleas, this book is the way to prevention, providing the reader with the necessary guidance an owner needs from puppyhood through the senior years. Recommended by top breeders and trainers, this book is the responsible first choice of every new owner of a Dobermann. Topics discussed include: History of the Dobermann; Characteristics of the Dobermann; The Dobermann Breed Standard; Your Dobermann puppy; Everyday care of your Dobermann; Housebreaking and training your Dobermann; Health care of your Dobermann; Showing your Dobermann.