Doberdor Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Doberdor so you can get to know the breed more.
Other Names |
What other names does the Doberdor have? The dog breed also known as...
|Cross between the Doberman Pinscher and Labrador Retriever.Labraman|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
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.|
How much does the Doberdor puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Doberdor price:
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.
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.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Doberdor size:
How much does the Doberdor weigh? Doberdor weight:
|60-100 pounds (27-45 kg)|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of the Doberdor? Doberdor average weight:
|80 pounds (36 kg)|
How tall is the Doberdor? Doberdor height:
|24-27.5 inches (32-70 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido? Doberdor average height:
|26 inches (66 cm)|
What type of coat does the Doberdor have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Doberdor's coat?
How to groom the Doberdor and how often?
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 Cross between the Doberman Pinscher and Labrador Retriever.? Doberdor shedding level:
Doberdors shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Doberdor dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
What kind of personality does the Doberdor have? What characteristics does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Doberdor? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Doberdor's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Are Doberdor dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Doberdors are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
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:
Doberdors 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 for moderate punishment.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they?
Doberdors are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Cross between the Doberman Pinscher and Labrador Retriever. need? Doberdor social needs:
Doberdors are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Doberdor dogs bark a lot? Why does my Cross between the Doberman Pinscher and Labrador Retriever. 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 same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Doberdor good as a watchdog?
Doberdors are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Doberdors will alert you if they sense something different.
Do Doberdor dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Doberdors are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their 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 Cross between the Doberman Pinscher and Labrador Retriever.? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Doberdor? Why do dog bites happen?
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.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Doberdor do?
Doberdors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Doberdors need to be taught for 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?
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?
Doberdors 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 Doberdors 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?
Doberdors are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Doberdors 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 |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Doberdors 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.
Fighting Dog |
Where Doberdor dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
|Not really |
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they friendly with strangers?
Doberdors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly |
Are Doberdor dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Doberdor and children:
Doberdors 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?
Doberdors 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? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Doberdors are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly |
Are Doberdors good office dogs? Do Doberdors make good office friendly dogs? Can Doberdors be office dogs?
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 Cross between the Doberman Pinscher and Labrador Retriever. temperament with senior people? Are Doberdor dogs good for elderly owners?
Doberdors are commonly okay with elderly people.
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?
Doberdors do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Doberdor breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Doberdors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Doberdor be a service dog?
|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?
|Not really |
This breed 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 to 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 |
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 |
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Doberdor is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat 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.
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.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy breed? Do Doberdor dogs have health problems?
Doberdors are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems |
What health problems does the Doberdor breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Doberdor breed? Health risks of Doberdor:
|Elbow DysplasiaWobbler's SyndromeHip Dysplasia|
Life Expectancy |
How long do Doberdor dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Doberdor be?
Is the Doberdor breed hypoallergenic?
Doberdors don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the 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?
Doberdors are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need |
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Doberdor dogs require per day?
Doberdors 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 this fido need?
Doberdors don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption |
How much food does the Doberdor need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential |
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's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
|Prefers average to warm weather conditions|
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
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 for 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.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Doberdor pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Doberdor pregnancy time period:
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 bitch 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 bitch’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.
|How often can the Doberdor have a litter?||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? What is the average litter size of this fido?
Pros & Cons of Doberdor
- Intelligent Rank: Smart: Doberdor's has great intelligence.
- Health Issues: Doberdors are commonly healthy dogs.
- Grooming: Easy to groom: The Doberdor doesn't require a lot of grooming.
- Shedding Level: Doberdors shed none to minimal.
- Drooling tendency: The Doberdor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
- Stinkiness: The Doberdor has a low chance of bad smell.
- Watchdog Ability: Doberdors are good watchdogs.
- Hypoallergenic: Doberdors don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
- Apartment Friendly: Doberdors are not apartment-friendly dogs.
- Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
- Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Doberdor is strong enough to escape from home.
- Adaptability: Doberdors don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
- Tolerates Being Left Alone: Doberdors 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: Doberdors are not cat-friendly dogs.
- Office Friendly: Doberdor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
- Good For First Time Owners: Doberdors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.