Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Foundation

The  Standard Doberman Pinscher
for the Owner
  Committed to the Good of the Breed

The Doberman Breed Standard as adopted by the AKC in 1982:

General Appearance 

The appearance is that of a dog of medium size, with body that is square. Compactly built, muscular and powerful, for great endurance and speed. Elegant in appearance, of proud carriage, reflecting great nobility and temperament. Energetic, watchful, determined, alert, fearless, loyal and obedient.

Size, Proportion, Substance
Height at the withers: 
  • Dogs 26 to 28 inches, ideal about 27 1/2 inches; 
  • Bitches 24 to 26 inches, ideal about 25 1/2 inches.
The height, measured vertically from the ground to the highest point of the withers, equaling the length measured horizontally from the forechest to the rear projection of the upper thigh. Length of head, neck and legs in proportion to length and depth of body. 

The standard is our guideline and ultimate goal.  Dillon Dobermans are within the AKC standard for height and weight which is set forth by the Doberman Pinscher Club of America.  We do not produce oversized, "Superior", or "King Size" dogs.  

Health and longevity are important when selecting breeding partners.  A responsible breeder researches pedigrees and observes temperament over several years before making a decision.  Health testing is a major factor in deciding what to breed and not breed.