Sunday, October 05, 2008

Dog breed developed by tax collector: Doberman

Did You Know?...The Doberman Pinscher has a very interesting origin. Back in the late 1860's a German tax collector named Herr Louis Dobermann was getting tired of the disrespect and violence that he regularly faced while performing his appointed tax collection duties.

Being a dog fancier in his own right, he set out to develope a breed of dog that was strong, intelligent, loyal and that had a lot of fight in it if needed. He wanted a dog whose mere appearance would cause the hooligans of the time to think twice before giving him a problem.

Herr Louis breed a dog which contained part Rottweiler, German Pinscher, Great Dane, Manchester Terrier and German Short Haired Pointer.