Protection Dog Profile: Solo

This dog has it all!  He has been in many movies, television programs, and commercials.  He is a star (but without the ego that usually goes with that type of fame and notoriety!).  He has been exposed to every type of public situation, and is always a perfect gentleman. Even though he has a lot of drive and is willing to go and do anything with you, he will also go to “place” when told to and stay there until you release him. Solo likes to go for walks or runs, and he will run around in your yard when he has the chance, but he won’t destroy anything. He is well-trained and knows his place, and won’t dig, damage, or mess up the yard. He is great with kids and has been around babies, toddlers, and all kinds of children in a variety of ages throughout his life.  He loves being loved by the kids! He plays fetch, tug o’ war, and swims.  He loves to pull kids on a sled in the snow or run next to you on leash on your bike ride. This dog is fantastic in public!

He is also a distinguished World Champion in the French Ring.  Having his French Ring 3, he is the highest titled Doberman Pinscher in the United States! This is quite an achievement to have beaten out all the other dog breeds to obtain this title. This guy is the real deal in training and civil work.  He has fantastic bites and a formidable presence that will keep you and your family safe.  No one is getting past him to get to you or your loved ones. When Solo is on the job, you know you’re safe!

Doberman Pinschers are intelligent, alert, loyal, muscular, fast, and powerful dogs.  These attributes combine to make an excellent personal protection dog. It is thought that Dobermans were first bred in the 1880s. Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann lived in the German state of Thuringia, and although not a lot is known about him, it is believed that he ran a dog pound. Since he had access to many dog breeds, it is believed that he got the idea to create a breed that would be ideal for protecting him in a variety of jobs. It is thought that he held several dangerous jobs, including a tax collector, a rent collector, and a night watchman.  A fun fact about the Doberman Pinscher name is that the breed was named after Dobermann after he died in 1894. The Germans named the breed Dobermann-pinscher in his honor, but a half century later they dropped the word “pinscher” on the grounds that this German word for “terrier” was no longer appropriate to the breed.  The British did the same a few years later.  Now it is the US and Canada that are the only countries who continue to use Pinscher and have dropped an “n” from Dobermann’s surname.  During WWII, the USMC adopted the Doberman Pinscher as its official war dog.