The Doberman Pinscher Club of Manitoba was formed in the early 1970's. Members are current, former, or future owners of Dobermans. The club promotes the responsible ownership, showing, training, and breeding of Doberman Pinschers.
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The Doberman originated in the late 1800's, and was named after Friedrich Louis Doberman, a tax collector in Apolda, Germany. Mr Doberman sought to have a sharp, aggressive dog accompany him on his tax collecting route, and his breeding experiments were reputedly involved in the development of the breed. Although virtually no records were kept, the old German Shepherd (now extinct), the German Pinscher (the ancestor of the Rottweiler and Weimaraner), the Black and Tan Manchester Terrier, and the black English Greyhound, are believed to have contributed to the genetic make up of the Doberman, and the breed was officially recognized in 1900.
According to the Doberman Pinscher Club of America, "The old German Shepherd contributed ruggedness, intelligence and physical and mental soundness, with the Pinscher adding the terrier fire and quick reaction time. The Weimaraner gave to the Doberman its hunting, retrieving and scenting capabilities, for the Weimar Pointer, as it was called, was an all purpose hunting dog. However, it was to the Rottweiler which the early Doberman strongly resembled, that the breed owes so much of its substance, bravery and reliable guarding ability".