About Doberman Intelligence

Getting To Know More About Doberman Intelligence

About Doberman IntelligenceFor all the people who are under the impression that some dog breeds are more intelligent than others, here is some information about Doberman intelligence and what are the common ideas and assumptions which govern the human understanding of dog intelligence.

Firstly, any dog breed including a Doberman is going to have the average intelligence of a six-year-old child. A puppy is going to have an Intelligence Quotient of a 2 to 3-year-old child and an attention span of a two-year-old baby.

About Doberman Intelligence – Well Trained Dogs And “Stupid” Dogs

Some people say this sweeping statement “Dogs are stupid”. That is definitely not so. A well-trained Doberman with a loving and caring non-abusive trainer, handler or owner is going to be an intelligent, sensible, well-balanced, steady, and communicative dog. It knows that it can “speak” to the alpha male of the pack, meaning “you”. It also knows that you understand what it means to say. However, all this cannot be done without consistent and regular training.

Just like human babies are trained continuously until they understand the difference between an acceptable action and a non-acceptable action, the same procedure has to be followed when you are training your Doberman.

You are going to be surprised to know that if you stop training your Doberman, he is going to decide that he is the alpha male of the pack and you need training. This behavior is not limited to a Doberman. Every dog is going to do this because it is mentally and naturally programmed to follow its instincts. It is then going to consider the house as its own personal area which has to be protected by it because the human beings living there are not capable of doing that. It is going to go around snarling, barking, biting, jumping on other people, not listening to it owners’ wishes and commands unless it wants to, and generally making a nuisance of itself.

This is how intelligent the Doberman is and this is the way it thinks.

The trainer has been very negligent and that is the reason why such a dog is left in a dog pound, after a couple of months. So a perfectly good dog is ruined, just because its owner was too lazy to teach it the basic commands of “sit”, “no”, “stay “, “no bark”, “heal” etc.

So How Do You Take Full Advantage Of Doberman Intelligence


A Doberman has these excellent qualities which make it the perfect guard dog. It is:

  • Loyal
  • Obedient
  • Amenable to discipline
  • Energetic and easily trained by a good and experienced trainer

Remember that this particular dog breed has been created for being a dominant dog. However, you have to show that you are the alpha male of the pack and its place in the family hierarchy comes after you. Once it understands that you are not going to let it get away with not obeying your orders, it is going to be very happy to know that you know what you are doing. It also knows that what you are doing is for its own good and for the good of the pack. You are training it continuously so that it is always in maximum alert mode.

That is the reason why Dobermans are so happy in the Army. They know their trainers and handlers are going to go through a systematic and well-disciplined Doberman training session every day, each day without fail.

So now that you know all about Doberman intelligence, make sure that it knows that you are superior to it. It is then going to be your most loyal and loving, faithful companion.