12 Doberman Mixed Breeds (With Pictures)
Sleek and powerful, with a strong muscular frame, the Doberman Pinscher is a popular guard dog and family pet. Originally bred in German during the late 1800s as a personal protection dog, the breed is now a household name across the U.S. and most of the world.
Exceedingly popular and loved for their intelligence, loyalty, and fearless vigilance, the breed is among the top 20 most popular dog breeds in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club. It is little wonder that they are also popular when it comes producing hybrid designer dogs. The following list outlines 12 of our favorite Doberman Pinscher hybrid breeds.
The 12 Doberman Mixes:
1. Beagleman (Beagle x Doberman)
The Beagleman is a designer dog that is the result of crossing a purebred Doberman Pinscher with a purebred Beagle. The Beagleman is an active and energetic medium-sized dog that has inherited a smaller version of the Doberman’s sleek muscular body and the floppy ears and slightly rounded head of the Beagle.
Beaglemans are quite popular family pets and are known to have a flair for agility sports. With their Doberman-like short coats, they require little in the way of grooming, but as they are quite active dogs, they will need a moderate amount of daily exercise.
2. Doberdane (Doberman x Great Dane)
Resulting from a cross between a purebred Doberman Pinscher and a Great Dane, the Doberdane was always destined to be an extremely big dog.
Naturally gentle, fiercely loyal, and with the confidence to face any threat, the Doberdane is a great family dog for those with plenty of energy and space to spare. Due mostly to their size, they are not the best dogs for families with small children, but they’re good companion dogs for older kids.
3. Doberalian (Australian Shepherd x Doberman)
The Doberalian is a crossbred designer dog that is the result of crossing a Doberman Pinscher with an Australian Shepherd. The result is a large, loyal dog with an affectionate personality and boundless amounts of energy.
Doberalians needs a home with plenty of space. They make great family pets and if socialized when young, will generally get on with other pets in the household. Their one downside is that thanks to the long thick coat that they inherit from their Australian Shepherd parent, they will require more grooming than some other Doberman crossbreeds.
4. Doberman Collie (Doberman x Border Collie)
The Doberman Collie is an athletic, alert, and intelligent dog that is a result of crossbreeding a Doberman Pinscher and a Border Collie. They breed can vary in size, depending on which of its parent breeds that it most takes after, being either a medium or large-sized dog.
Doberman Collies make great family pets, respond well to training, and enjoy spending time with their owners. They do, however, have a great deal of energy and require a significant amount of daily exercise and mental stimulation to keep them both happy and healthy.
5. Doberhound (Doberman x Greyhound)
The Doberhound is a designer breed that is the result of crossing a purebred Doberman Pinscher and a Greyhound. The resulting dog usually takes on the build of a slightly more muscular Greyhound, with long skinny legs and a tiny waist.
There is not much information available about the temperament of a Doberhound. However, given their parent breed’s personalities, it is likely that they will be affectionate, loving, and loyal dogs that will enjoy the company of their families but are also quite capable of spending a few hours alone.
6. Dobernese (Doberman x Bernese Mountain Dog)
The Dobernese is a designer hybrid that is the result of crossing a purebred Doberman Pinscher with a Bernese Mountain Dog. The result is a large, easy-going, and affectionate dog that has the confidence of a Doberman and the relaxed attitude of the Bernese.
Despite their easygoing attitude to life, the Dobernese is a fiercely protective dog that won’t allow any harm to come to their family members. As such, they make fantastic family pets and loyal household watchdogs.
7. Doberman Shepherd (German Shepherd x Doberman)
The Doberman Shepherd is a designer cross between a purebred Doberman Pinscher and a German Shepherd. As you might expect, given the imposing presence of their parent breeds, the Doberman Shepherd is a large, strong, and energetic dog with an appearance that many will find intimidating.
Despite their looks, however, Doberman Shepherds have a beautiful nature and a heart of gold. Having inherited the loyalty of a Doberman and the intelligence of a German Shepherd, they make excellent pets for active families and extremely capable guard dogs.
8. Dobie-Basset (Basset Hound x Doberman)
If you were looking for the most unlikely pairing of breeds to produce a designer dog, the Dobie-Basset, a cross between the large, muscular Doberman Pinscher and the short-legged, long-bodied Basset Hound, would be high on the list.
While the exact features of each dog will vary, the resulting Dobie-Basset takes the shape of a slightly larger Basset Hound, with short legs and a long body, and the face and coloring of a Doberman. Despite their somewhat unorthodox look, the Dobie-Basset is an intelligent and affectionate dog that is great with kids, is alert and brave enough to make a great watchdog, and can also make an excellent hunting and tracking dog.
9. Golderman Pinscher (Golden Retriever x Doberman)
Golderman Pinschers are one of the more popular Doberman crossbreeds. Resulting from a cross with the people-pleasing and friendly Golden Retriever, the resulting Golderman Pinscher is almost the perfect family dog.
Friendly and affectionate like their Golden Retriever parent, combined with the protective instinct and intelligence of a Doberman, these dogs are large in both size and personality. Golderman Pinschers are also easily trained, genuinely enjoy spending time with their owners, and will just as happily play games in the yard as they will curl up on the lounge for a cuddle and snooze.
10. Great Dobernees (Great Pyrenees x Doberman)
The Great Dobernese is a Doberman Pinscher hybrid that is a result of crossing a Doberman with a Great Pyrenees. An extremely rare hybrid crossbreed, the Great Dobernees is nonetheless a fantastic dog.
Inheriting the confidence, loyalty, and bravery of both parent breeds, as well as the patience of the Great Pyrenees, the Great Dobernees has a lovely, almost caring manner with children. They are tolerant enough to put up with a child’s boisterous play, as well as their endless pocking and prodding without becoming snappy. When they’ve had enough, they are far more likely to get up and walk away than to react aggressively.
11. Rotterman (Rottweiler x Doberman)
The Rotterman is a large and powerful hybrid that is a result of crossing a purebred Doberman Pinscher with a purebred Rottweiler. Due to their size and strength, the Rotterman requires a strong owner and often used as a guard dog. The breed is intelligent, fiercely loyal, and known for their territorial and protective nature.
If socialized and trained at a young age, the Rotterman can become a good family pet. However, they are not at all suitable for life in an apartment and will need a home that has a good-sized yard in which they can run around.
12. Springerman (Doberman x Springer Spaniel)
The Springerman is a unique looking Doberman hybrid that is the result of crossing a Doberman Pinscher with an English Springer Spaniel. While their exact appearance can vary, it isn’t unusual to see the breed have a lean athletic build of the Doberman, with the big, floppy ears and thick coat of the Springer Spaniel.
As designer dogs go, the Springerman is a little known and quite uncommon breed, which is surprising because they are highly intelligent, loyal, and lovable dogs that make great family pets who adore children.
In fact, the only drawback to owning a Springerman is that they don’t like being left alone for long periods, and may suffer from separation anxiety, which can lead to destructive behavior or problems barking.
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