Missing from the German restricted lists is a dog breed that has proved itself to be more consistently aggressive than a Doberman. It is a dog breed commonly used for attack dog purposes – a task Dobermans are notoriously poor at (See Dobermans Flunk Out of the War). It is also a breed found throughout Germany and used extensively by their police and military. If you guessed the German Shepard, you are right. I’m thinking that breed is not regulated because it is the unofficial “national” dog (the official dog is actually the Great Dane), making German Shepherds exempt from the most draconian restrictions. I’m not sure why Dobermans are scrutinized so closely in Germany. Maybe because they are relative latecomers (late 1800’s) to the German dog pantheon, and due to their early use solely as working dogs. Next: Unsinkable Sam.