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Doberman

The Doberman Pinscher was developed in nineteenth-century Germany by Frederick Louis Doberman, who was a tax collector as well as being the local dog catcher and he wanted a strong breed that would help him with his work. He had easy access to numerous breeds of dogs - many of which do not exist today - and the breed he developed became known as the Doberman Pinscher. The breed combines the color, shape and strength of the Rottweiler and Great Dane, the agility and determination of the German Pinscher, the speed of the Greyhound, the tenacity of various Terriers and the sleek coat and figure of the Manchester Terrier. It is said that Schnauzers, German Shepherds, German Shorthaired Pointers and Weimaraners were also added to the mix.
Genetic Diseases that can be tested for:

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Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Australia / NZ statistics:
No information is currently available - keep checking this page for updates

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von Willerbrand Disease Type 1

Australia / NZ statistics:
70.5% of dogs tested were carriers - keep checking this page for updates

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Narcolepsy

Australia / NZ statistics:
No information is currently available - keep checking this page for updates

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Natural Bob Tail

Australia / NZ statistics:
No information is currently available - keep checking this page for updates

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Please be aware that other genetic diseases or developmental abnormalities may still be present. A genetic test does not replace the need for ongoing clinical assessment by a veterinarian. Disease penetrance and clinical assessment of affected animals can only be performed by a qualified veterinarian.

Disease Statistics provided by breed club health committies and member bodies