Of all the traits which make the Doberman exceptional, none is more unique and misunderstood than the Doberman mind. Like most breeds the Doberman is able to act on instinct, but unlike the others its mind is keen and judgmental. The Doberman is able to override instinct when necessary. The Doberman mind, like that of a human can problem solve.
It was this intelligence coupled with the breed’s great athleticism which grew its popularity. It was the breed’s popularity that created a need for obedience training in America. This training gave the world some of the finest examples of the canine human bond.