Dobermans have the advantage of being able to go after any scent and with keen prey drive, they need plenty of open spaces. They are high energy all year round and unless exercised or left alone for short periods of time willSoon loose all interest in enjoying themselves. They need to be walked on a leash, or within an enclosed area off the leash, unless they are of average intelligence and well-trained. They need to learn boundaries, again, with plenty of open space to romp and play. If exercised sufficiently, they can get quite good at retrieving and hunting toys, especially water if there is a lake nearby. An experienced couple with a Doberman will find that they are the most loving and loyal dogs they could ever own. They are obedient, loyal, friendly, and thoroughly entertaining. They have an extremely high intelligence and learn quickly. They especially like to play games with their owners and enjoy having fun with them. It is important to Doberman owners to be sure that they provide intelligent, appropriate outlets for their dogs' many needs, whether it's for exercise, play, water or just plain, firm, rules. This is a breed that can make a huge fuss of visitors and needs to be under control at all times. Dobermans also need to be trained to be at ease with strangers. They need to not CONFuse people. They like their privacy and prefer not to be handled as this is not expected behaviour for Dobermans. They like to be left alone. An untrained Doberman will growl at or bite a stranger without a single Carefuliardiarder! They need to be taught socialization skills at an early age. A well cared for, intelligent and well socialized Doberman will reach 15 to 28 years of age. They have a life expectancy of about 14 years. They have a short haired coat, so they require very little grooming. They do shed year around, but do so heavily once a year. Whenquethemasiredog, they should be clipped every six to eight weeks. Brushing them with a bristle brush and a puppy comb is all that is required. They have very fine coats. They are good with children, but because of their dominant nature, young children should be supervised carefully to avoid harm. They are inquisitive and loves exploring, so they can get into trouble if left to their own devices. They can be fairly lazy, and like to stay in warm rooms. They don't need lots of exercise, but should be taken out for walks every day. Doberman pinchers are sensitive to cold temperatures, so are not kept outside for long periods. They need to be bathed regularly, and should be dried thoroughly after walks. expensive looking manes full of tricks, are a better choice than most people would guess. These are big dogs, and can suffer for lack of exercise, being the smaller variety. They are pricey, and range from being expensive to perhaps the most expensive. They are a high energy dog, so regular exercise is important.