The dog in question was an adult male Doberman Pinscher. Dogs of this breed were originally bred as personal protection animals, so they are genetically predisposed to show ferocity and aggression.
Their reputation certainly mirrors those traits, even though modern breeders have bred them to be more gentle and friendly. It certainly doesn’t help that many Dobermans are used as guards or police dogs. But there was something special about the dog that Catherine encountered. Photo Credit: Pinterest