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Doberdor Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Doberdor so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginGermany flagGermany
Other Names
What other names does the Doberdor have?
Labraman
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Doberdor Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Doberdor puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Doberdor in the United States? How much money is a Doberdor?

Where to buy a Doberdor with a good pedigree?

$400-$600
If you choose to purchase the Doberdor, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Doberdor for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Doberdor gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Doberdor? How many Doberdor are there in the world?
Average: The Doberdor is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Doberdor Size

Size
Is a Doberdor small, medium or large dog?

How big do Doberdor get?

What is the average size of a Doberdor?

LargeGiant
Weight
How much does the Doberdor weigh? How much should a Doberdor weight? What is the normal weight of a Doberdor? How much does a full-grown Doberdor weight?
60-100 pounds (27-45 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Doberdor?
80 pounds (36 kg)
Height
How tall is the Doberdor? Doberdor height:
24-27.5 inches (32-70 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Doberdor?
26 inches (66 cm)

Doberdor Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Doberdor have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseStraight
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Doberdor coats?
BlackTanFawn Chocolate
Grooming
How to groom the Doberdor and how often? How often should I take my Doberdor to the groomer?
Easy to groom: The Doberdor doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Doberdor is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Doberdor dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Labraman? Do Doberdor dogs shed a lot?
Doberdor dogs shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car being covered by dog hair. Doberdor dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Doberdor need a bath? How often should you give a Doberdor a bath? Can I bathe my Doberdor every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Doberdor Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Doberdor have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
PlayfulProtectiveIntelligentLoyalGuarding
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Doberdor? Is the Doberdor breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Doberdor dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Doberdor is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Doberdor dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Doberdor?
Doberdor dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Doberdor is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Doberdor sensitivity:
Doberdor dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Doberdor a good family dog?
Average: Doberdor dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely with their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Labraman need? Doberdor social needs:
Doberdor dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Doberdor dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Labraman bark?
Average to High: The Doberdor is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Doberdor good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Doberdor dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Doberdor dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Doberdor dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Doberdor dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Doberdor can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Doberdor will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Doberdor bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Labraman? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Doberdor? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Doberdor has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Doberdor has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Doberdor? How much bite force does a Doberdor have?

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Doberdor bite force: The Strongest. Dogs that have a strong bite force are usually quite powerful and large.

They are very protective of themselves and their families, therefore a dog bite from them could be exceptionally dangerous with their PSI being above 400.

It is important that they’re trained to be around others safely.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Doberdor do?
Doberdor dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Doberdor dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Doberdor to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Doberdor roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Doberdor is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Doberdor have high prey drive?
Doberdor dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Doberdor dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Doberdor good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Doberdor in an apartment?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Doberdor breed. If you don't have a garden, think carefully about your decision, keeping Doberdor indoors can cause a lot of problems.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Doberdor dogs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Doberdor be left alone? How long can you leave a Doberdor alone?
Doberdor dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Doberdor Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Doberdor temperament with other people:
Doberdor dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Doberdor dogs get along with other pets? Are Doberdor dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Doberdor dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Are Doberdor dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Doberdor temperament with children:
Doberdor dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Doberdor dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Doberdor breed live with a cat?
Doberdor dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Doberdor good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Doberdor dogs get along with other dogs?
Doberdor dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Doberdor breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Doberdor breed suitable for first-time owners?
No
Doberdor dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Office Friendly
Are Doberdor dogs good office canines? Do Doberdor dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Doberdor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Doberdor dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Labraman temperament with senior people? Are Doberdor dogs good for elderly owners?
Doberdors are commonly okay with elderly people.

Doberdor Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Doberdor dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Doberdors are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Doberdor breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Doberdor breed? Most common health risks of Doberdor:
Elbow DysplasiaWobbler's SyndromeHip Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Doberdor breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Doberdor see the vet?
Rare
The Doberdor should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Doberdor dogs live? How old can a Doberdor be? What is the age limit of the Doberdor? How many years can the oldest Doberdor live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Doberdor?

How long is the lifespan of a Doberdor?

10-14 years
The average lifespan of Doberdor: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Doberdor breed hypoallergenic?
No
Doberdor dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Doberdor have? What is the activity level of the Doberdor?
Doberdor dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Doberdor need? How much exercise do Doberdor dogs require per day?

Do Doberdor dogs need a lot of exercises?

Doberdor dogs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Doberdor breed need?
Doberdor dogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Doberdor need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Doberdor breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Doberdor? How much food should I feed my Doberdor?
6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Doberdor risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Doberdor's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Doberdor weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Doberdor has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Doberdor drool?
The Doberdor is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Doberdor could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Doberdor.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Doberdor As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Doberdor be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Doberdor is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Doberdor be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Doberdor be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Doberdor is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Doberdor be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Doberdor is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Doberdor be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Doberdor is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Doberdor be a boat dog?

Not really

Doberdor breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Doberdor be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Doberdor is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Doberdor dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Doberdor Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Doberdor pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Doberdor breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Doberdor: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Doberdor have in a litter? How many puppies can the Doberdor breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Doberdor have? How many puppies can a Doberdor give birth to?
6-10 puppies

Doberdor Recognition

AKC Group
Is Doberdor recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Doberdor recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Doberdor breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Doberdor Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Doberdor dogs have great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Doberdors are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Doberdor doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Doberdor dogs shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Doberdor is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Doberdor has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Doberdor dogs are good watchdogs.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Doberdor dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Apartment Friendly: Not an apartment-friendly dog the Doberdor breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Doberdor's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Doberdor is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Adaptability: Doberdor dogs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Doberdor dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Doberdor dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Doberdor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Doberdor dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

Doberdor History

The Doberdor is a mixed breed dog, a cross between the Doberman Pinscher and the Labrador Retriever dog breeds. The breed is intelligent, protective, and loyal as they inherited the best qualities from both parents. However, Doberdor’s history involves taking a look at the stories behind the parent breeds.

The Doberman Pinscher is a relatively modern breed, having been developed in Germany in the 1890s. A man called Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a dogcatcher and tax collector, developed this intelligent canine to accompany him on his duty. He was seeking the ideal personal protection dog, one that was intelligent, loyal, and fearless, as well as possessing a natural protective instinct and a trustworthy personality. However, Mr. Dobermann did not keep detailed records of the dogs he used, and in many cases the breeds of the dogs he used to make his personal security dogs were unknown. Although we do not know all of the dogs that contributed to the development of the Doberman Pinscher, a few breeds are suspected as ancestors, including a breed that was very similar, known only as Thueringen breed or Thueringen Shepherd, as well as German Pinschers, local sheepdogs, butcher’s dogs, and Black and Tan Terriers. Since their inception, these dogs have served as guard dogs, police dogs, and military dogs, and they were also major actors in World War II, functioning as sentries, couriers, and even scouts. Dobermans were involved indirectly supporting the military in the battle of Okinawa in 1945, and a memorial statue of a Doberman stands in Guam to commemorate the 25 marine war dogs that gave their lives to free it. However, these brave dogs have a gentler side, they can make loving and affectionate companions, as well as true and loyal friends to those they care about. The Doberman Pincher became recognized by the AKC in 1908 and has since reigned as one of America’s most popular working breeds.

On the other hand, the Labrador Retriever is the traditional waterdog of Newfoundland, long employed as a duck retriever and fisherman’s friend. The breed became popular in the early 1800s when Labs were spotted by English nobles who were visiting Canada. These sporting lords returned to England with fine specimens of ‘Labrador dogs’. Exactly how these dogs of Newfoundland became associated with Labrador is unclear, but the name stuck. During the second half of the 19th century, British breeders refined and standardized the breed. The physical and temperamental breed traits recall the Labrador Retriever’s original purpose. A short, dense, weather-resistant coat was preferred because during a Canadian winter longhaired retrievers would be encrusted with ice when coming out of the water. In its ancestral homeland, the breed would be assigned to a fishing boat to retrieve the fish that came off the trawl. Moreover, the breed’s thick, tapering tail serves as a powerful rudder, constantly moving back and forth as the dog swims and aids the dog in turning. When it comes to characteristics, the breed is described as one of a kindly, outgoing, tractable nature, eager to please, and nonaggressive toward man or animal. The Kennel Club of England recognized the breed in 1903, and the AKC registered its first dog of the breed in 1917. The Labrador Retriever topped American Kennel Club registrations for the first time in 1991 and has reigned as America’s favorite breed ever since.

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