Illustration of a black Doberman Pinscher on a green and blue background with black text along the bottom.
The origins of the Doberman Pinscher date to the late 19th century when a tax collector named Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann is known to have created the breed. Based in the town of Apolda, Germany, Dobermann also served as the towns dogcatcher and was looking for a loyal companion who could also protect him. Though there are no records of what dogs were used to create the breed, it has been speculated that the Black and Tan Terrier, the German Pinscher, and the Rottweiler were all part of the mix. Upon Dobermann's death, the dog breed was named in his honor. In the time since, the Doberman Pinscher has grown in popularity and have been used in various types of work as well as in households as family dogs.
This button is part of a larger set of 35 buttons, each with an illustration of a different dog breed. They were originally sold on a 6” x 9” cardboard sheet.