While searching for an appropriate dog crate,
consider how big you expect your Doberman Pinscher to grow.
Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult Doberman Pinscher = 65-90 lbs
Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult male Doberman Pinscher = 26-28 inches
Average height of adult female Doberman Pinscher = 24-26 inches
A little about the Doberman Pinscher:
The person who originally breed the Doberman Pinscher was Louis Dobermann from Thuringen, Germany. He was a door to door tax collector who needed an alert guard dog to go with him on his daily rounds. This sparked his interested in breeding the Doberman Pinscher.
The first breed club was formed in 1899. The Doberman evolved quickly and attracted great attention.
Around 1908 the first Doberman Pinschers arrived in America. In both Europe and America the Doberman Pinscher became the dominant police and guard dog of it’s time. Soon after many families found them to be a great family pet. They are intelligent and consistently on the alert to protect the family and home. They likes to be mentally challenged and are easily trained.
In 1977 the Doberman Pinscher was the second most popular American breed.
Consider your dogs daily exercise requirements when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Doberman Pinscher exercise requirements = 3 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)
Doberman Pinschers are an active breed that needs daily mental and physical exercise.
If these needs are not met they can become frustrated and destructive.
Average life span of the Doberman Pinscher = 10-12 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.