THE DOOBIE AND THE TAX-MAN

By: chesshirecat

Mar 19 2011

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Doberman Pinschers were first bred in the town of Apolda, in the German state of Thuringia around 1890, following the Franco-Prussian War by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. Dobermann served in the dangerous role of local tax collector, and ran the Apolda dog pound. With access to dogs of many breeds, he aimed to create a breed that would be ideal for protecting him during his collections, which took him through many bandit-infested areas. He set out to breed a new type of dog that, in his opinion, would be the perfect combination of strength, loyalty, intelligence, and ferocity. Later, Otto Goeller and Philip Gruening continued to develop the breed to become the dog that is seen today.

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3 comments on “THE DOOBIE AND THE TAX-MAN”

  1. Have you ever seen a Doberman without docked ears? They are so much more gentle-looking. We’ve had a litter of Dobies at our dog park for almost a year now, (owner can’t rehome them!), and they’re awesome.

  2. Fascinating story about these beautiful dogs. And I love the picture.
    I could use the dog’s company since I’m filling in my tax papers today hehe 😉

  3. Great story! I love how he’s just sitting there, waiting to be photographed haha


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