National Geographic : 1941 Dec
© National Geographic Society Painting by Edward Herbert Miner One of the Newer Breeds Is the Doberman Pinscher, a Trim, Alert Athlete ofDogdom Only about fifty years ago the first Doberman Pinscher was produced, by a German breeder, Louis Dobermann. Strangely, thedog's name ends inone"n"; the originator's in two. Tradition says the "ingredients" were short-haired shepherd dog, black-and-tan terrier, smooth-haired German pinscher, and Rottweiler (page 790). The result is a compact, well-built dog of bold outline and smart appearance. The Doberman can beused forherding cattle orsheep, forhunting, and for police or army work. As a home and guard dog, it is much employed in America and in its homeland. The tailisdocked and theears areoften cropped (right).