Looking for Doberman mixes?
The Doberman, or Doberman Pinscher, as this breed is sometimes still called, is a majestic and noble purebred dog.
These dogs have served people bravely and selflessly since the breed’s inception in the late 19th century.
In this article, you will meet some of the many wonderful Doberman mix dogs keeping company with people around the world today!
The Doberman gets its breed name from this dog breed’s creator, Herr Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann.
He was a tax collector and nightwatchman who needed canine protection in his difficult and dangerous professions.
Right from the start, Herr Dobermann’s goal was to create a strong, sturdy working breed that was brave, loyal, and protective.
And he succeeded quite well.
So well that this dog became the canine of choice for many K-9, military, service dog, and athletic disciplines.
Today, the Doberman is still one of the most popular canine companions in the world.
They rank 15th out of 192 purebred dog breeds registered with the American Kennel Club.
Size, Height, and Weight
The Doberman is a sizeable dog, standing 24 to 28 inches tall and weighing 60 to 100 pounds.
This dog is long and lean with a signature wedge-shaped head and natural athleticism.
Personality and Temperament
A well-bred, well-trained, and socialized Doberman gets the nickname of “Velcro dog” honestly.
These dogs are intensely loyal to “their” people.
Consequently, they pretty much want to be wherever you are and doing whatever you are doing.
This is out of both affection and the highly developed protective instincts this breed is known for.
Because of the Doberman’s size and strength, early and ongoing socialization and training is imperative to prepare this dog for a happy, healthy life in a family and community.
Happily, this breed has a high people-pleasing drive, and they are typically a pleasure to train.
However, they do need lots of daily activity and exercise.
This is not a breed for a family with a more sedentary lifestyle!
Coat Care and Shedding
Owners and breeders often describe the Doberman’s short, neat, flat coat as “wash-and-wear,” and this is not far off.
The coat will shed regularly, but typically this shedding is not intrusive.
Brushing can help keep shed hair under control.
Health and Longevity
The Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) recommends all breeding Dobermans be pretested for:
- hip dysplasia
- heart and eye issues
- autoimmune thyroiditis
- von Willebrand’s disease
- working aptitude.
The Doberman Club of America states additional health issues to watch for in this breed include:
- Wobbler’s Syndrome
- liver disease
- neck instability
- genetic albinism.
Most importantly, there is a health concern related to their body shape and deep chest.
This can result in a deadly condition called gastric torsion, or bloat, where the stomach twists.
Luckily, there is a simple preventative procedure that veterinarians can perform to keep bloat from occurring.
The Doberman’s life expectancy ranges from 10 to 12 years.
No purebred dog breed will ever be completely free from health issues.
However, ongoing efforts towards breeding to a specific breed standard has caused a lack of genetic diversity in some purebred lines today.
Heterosis, also called hybrid vigor, suggests that genetic diversity contributes to improved health within and across breed lines.
Many of today’s hybrid breeding programs aim to strengthen the health of some of the most beloved purebred dog breeds by carefully crossbreeding with other dogs.
Use this clickable list to learn more about a specific Doberman mix dog!
- American Pitbull Terrier Doberman Mix (Doberbull)
- Australian Cattle Dog Doberman Mix (Aussiedobe)
- Australian Shepherd Doberman Mix (Doberalian Shepherd)
- Beagle Doberman Mix (Beagleman)
- Border Collie Doberman Mix (Dobie)
- Bull Terrier Doberman Mix (Bullderman)
- Bulldog Doberman Mix (Doberdog)
- Corgi Doberman Mix (Dorgi)
- German Shepherd Doberman Mix (Doberman Shepherd)
- Golden Retriever Doberman Mix (Golderman)
- Great Dane Doberman Mix (Doberdane)
- Greyhound Doberman Mix (Doberhound)
- Irish Wolfhound Doberman Mix (Doberwolf)
- Labrador Retriever Doberman Mix (Doberdor)
- Poodle Doberman Mix (Doodleman)
- Portuguese Water Dog Doberman Mix (Doberguese)
- Redbone Coonhound Doberman Mix (Dobercoon)
- Rhodesian Ridgeback Doberman Mix (Doberidgeback)
- Rottweiler Doberman Mix (Rotterman)
American Pitbull Terrier Doberman Mix (Doberbull)
The Doberbull combines the twin protective instincts and loving natures of the Pitbull and the Doberman in one power-packed canine package.
This dog will weigh 30 to 100 pounds and has a lifespan of 8 to 15 years.
This dog will shed moderately.
Learn more about the Doberbull in our thorough review article.
Australian Cattle Dog Doberman Mix (Aussiedobe)
The Aussiedobe is one of the most interesting hybrids on this list, combining the Blue Heeler’s Dingo bloodline with the Doberman’s history of K-9 service.
This pup has a weight range of 35 to 100 pounds and can live 10 to 16 years.
Australian Shepherd Doberman Mix (Doberalian Shepherd)
The Doberalian Shepherd weighs anywhere from 40 to 100 pounds.
This dog will have a strong desire to please “their” people and should also make an enthusiastic training student.
The life expectancy for this pup is 10 to 15 years.
You will have more coat maintenance with this dog as a result of the Australian Shepherd’s long, thick coat.
Beagle Doberman Mix (Beagleman)
The Beagleman will weigh 20 to 100 pounds.
This is another mix with a lifespan of 10 to 15 years.
This hybrid pup will have a cheery, loving, affectionate nature with perhaps a bit of the Beagle independent streak and a dash of the Doberman’s protective nature.
Border Collie Doberman Mix (Dobie)
The Dobie, as the Border Collie Doberman mix is called, will weigh 35 to 100 pounds and live 10 to 15 years.
This dog is going to be tireless – literally.
Therefore canine athletics can be a great outlet for this naturally athletic and intelligent pup.
Bull Terrier Doberman Mix (Bullderman)
The Bullderman combines the distinctive Bull Terrier with the equally identifiable Doberman.
This dog has a weight range of 50 to 100 pounds and can live 10 to 13 years.
This dog is going to be the ultimate “Velcro dog,” needing plenty of activity, but most of all constant contact with “their” people.
Bulldog Doberman Mix (Doberdog)
The Doberdog is a puppy with one Bulldog and one Doberman parent.
This dog may or may not be a good watchdog, depending on which parent’s influence predominates.
This dog will weigh 40 to 100 pounds and have a stocky, powerful head and body.
The typical life expectancy is 8 to 12 years.
Be aware the Bulldog parent will contribute some degree of the brachycephalic (flat-faced) muzzle shape.
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Corgi Doberman Mix (Dorgi)
The Dorgi is what you get when you breed a Pembroke Welsh Corgi with a Doberman.
This dog will weigh 28 to 100 pounds with a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.
This dog will be alert, intelligent, and affectionate with a short, neat, shedding coat.
German Shepherd Doberman Mix (Doberman Shepherd)
The Doberman Shepherd combines two classic K-9s with strong protective instincts, natural reserve with strangers, deep affection towards “their” people, and natural athleticism.
This dog will shed year-round as well as seasonally.
Learn more about the Doberman Shepherd in our thorough review article.
Golden Retriever Doberman Mix (Golderman)
The Golderman combines the fervently friendly Golden Retriever temperament with the affectionate, protective Doberman.
This dog typically weighs 55 to 100 pounds and lives 10 to 12 years.
Great Dane Doberman Mix (Doberdane)
The Doberdane is going to be a truly sizable pup weighing 60 to 175+ pounds.
They are long and lean and also regal in bearing.
The Doberman Great Dane mix will live anywhere from 7 to 12 years.
This dog will have a very strong drive to be with “their” people.
They won’t do well without a daily outlet for play and activity.
Greyhound Doberman Mix (Doberhound)
Breeding a Greyhound and a Doberman results in the Doberhound.
This pup is a sleek, fleet-footed, noble, and sweet-natured dog unlike any other you are likely to meet.
The Doberhound can weigh 60 to 100 pounds and live 10 to 13 years.
Irish Wolfhound Doberman Mix (Doberwolf)
The Irish Wolfhound and the Doberman combine to create the hybrid Doberwolf, a singular canine with an imposing stature and impressively dignified demeanor.
This dog will weigh 60 to 120 pounds and live 6 to 12 years.
Labrador Retriever Doberman Mix (Doberdor)
On the one hand you have the endlessly friendly, cheerful Labrador.
On the other hand, there is the affectionate, protective Doberman.
They come together in the hybrid Doberdor.
This dog can weigh anywhere from 55 to 100 pounds with a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years.
Learn more about the Doberdor in our thorough review article.
Poodle Doberman Mix (Doodleman)
The Doodleman is going to be highly intelligent, a natural athlete, very affectionate with “their” people, but reserved with outsiders.
This dog will make a good guard dog for families.
Expect your Doodleman to grow up to weigh 40 to 100 pounds and live 10 to 18 years.
Learn more about the Doodleman in our thorough review article.
Portuguese Water Dog Doberman Mix (Doberguese)
The Doberguese is an intriguing mix of a dog between the newly popular non-shedding Portuguese Water Dog and the enduringly popular Doberman.
You will get a bright, affectionate, eager-to-please dog.
But this pup may not make the best guard dog due to the Portuguese parent influence.
This dog weighs 35 to 100 pounds and lives 11 to 13 years.
You may not see any shedding depending on each parent dog’s influence.
Redbone Coonhound Doberman Mix (Dobercoon)
The Dobercoon combines the equally stunning Redbone Coonhound and Doberman to produce a hybrid of singular visual appeal.
This dog also inherits highly complementary personality traits.
This includes an affectionate nature, a high energy level, and an eagerness to please “their” people.
This dog will weigh between 45 to 100 pounds and can live 10 to 15 years.
Rhodesian Ridgeback Doberman Mix (Doberidgeback)
The Doberidgeback is a unique hybrid dog that many breeders feel is best suited for an experienced dog owner.
Moreover, you may need a trainer to control this mix.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is well known for more than just the stunning ridge of hair following the spine.
This dog has an unusually strong prey drive and enough independence to make training a challenge.
This dog will weigh 60 to 100 pounds and has a lifespan of 10 to 12 years.
Rottweiler Doberman Mix (Rotterman)
The Rotterman brings together two highly complementary canine personalities that have strong guarding and protective instincts, a natural reserve towards strangers, and a high drive to be with “their” people, who they certainly want to please in training and life.
This dog can weigh anywhere from 60 to 135 pounds.
The life expectancy is 9 to 12 years.
You can expect some moderate shedding year-round from your Rottweiler Doberman mix.
Is a Doberman Mix Right for Me?
This is a personal question that only you can answer.
In short, the Doberman parent brings a loyal and protective nature to any of these mixes.
Do you have a favorite Doberman mix dog from the featured dogs you have met here?
Please share your thoughts and favourite Doberman mixes in the comments section!
References and Resources
Jacobson, M., PhD, et al, “Albino Dobermans,” The Doberman Club of America, 2019.
Gruenig, P., “History of the Doberman Breed,” Blitzkrieger Kennel, 1932.
Jacobsen, J., DVM, “Health Guidelines for Purchasing a Doberman Pinscher,” American Kennel Club/The Doberman Club of America, 2016.
Uzonova, K., et al, “Study on the Behaviour of Puppies with Regard to Their Socialization,” Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Trakia University, 2007.
van Rooy, D., et al, “Holding back the genes: limitations of research into canine behavioural genetics,” Journal of Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 2014.
Beauchat, PhD, C., “The myth of hybrid vigor….is a myth,” Institute of Canine Biology, 2014.