Friday, March 9, 2012

Doberman Dog Inteligence and Aggression


The canine intelligence is a broad term which includes the faculties involved in a wide range of mental operations, such as learning, problem solving and communication. The Doberman Pinscher was ranked among the most intelligent breeds of dogs in experimental studies and evaluations of experts. For example, the psychologist Stanley Coren ranks the Doberman, as the smartest dog in the fifth category of obedience training command, based on research conducted on some selective coaches (as documented in his book The Intelligence of Dogs). Moreover, in both studies, Hart and Hart (1985) describes the first Doberman Pinscher in this category. and Tortora (1980) made the Doberman the highest degree of capacity for training, although different methods of assessment, these studies consistently show that the Doberman Pinscher, along with the Border Collie, German Shepherd and Standard Poodle is one of the breeds trainable dog.


In studies of canine personality, there was an investigation to determine whether there are racial differences in aggression. In a recent study, aggression was divided into four categories: aggression directed at foreigners, the owner, other dogs and strange rivalry with the dogs at home. This study concluded that relatively high Doberman Pinscher and abroad, led the assault, but very low in owner aggression shown. The Doberman Pinscher ranked as average in dogs direct aggression and dog rivalry. Looking only for bites and stings attempts, the range of Doberman Pinscher, and much less aggressive to humans, and are less aggressive than many races without a good reputation (for example, Border Collies, and Cocker Spaniel Great Dane). This study concluded that aggression has a genetic basis, the Doberman shows a distinctive pattern of aggression, depending on the situation, and modern Doberman Pinscher is not an aggressive race in general.
Although more recent studies do not classify Doberman Pinscher, more aggressive, such as race, size, strength and aggression towards strangers makes them potentially dangerous.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 1979 and 1998, the Doberman Pinscher has been involved in attacks on humans, resulting in death less often than several other dog breeds as pit bull-type dogs, German shepherd dogs Rottweiler , type Husky wolf dog hybrids and Alaskan Malamute. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Study, one of the most important factors contributing to dog bites are related to the level of responsibility exercised by dog ​​owners

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