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Doberghan Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginAfghanistan flagAfghanistan Germany flagGermany
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Doberman Pinscher and Afghan Hound mix

Doberghan Price and Availability

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

Where to buy a Doberghan with a good pedigree?

If you choose to purchase the Doberghan, 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 Doberghan for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Doberghan gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Doberghan? How many Doberghan are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Doberghan is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

Doberghan Size

Is a Doberghan small, medium or large dog?

How big do Doberghan get?

What is the average size of a Doberghan?

How much does the Doberghan weigh? How much should a Doberghan weight? What is the normal weight of a Doberghan? How much does a full-grown Doberghan weight?
50-64 pounds (22-34 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Doberghan?
57 pounds (28 kg)
How tall is the Doberghan? Doberghan height:
Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Doberghan?
Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Doberghan Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Doberghan have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Doberghan coats?
BlackTan Red Blue Cream White SilverBrown
How to groom the Doberghan and how often? How often should I take my Doberghan to the groomer?
Advanced: The Doberghan requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Doberghan a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Doberghan, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Doberghan dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Doberghan? Do Doberghan dogs shed a lot?
Doberghan dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Doberghan need a bath? How often should you give a Doberghan a bath? Can I bathe my Doberghan every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Doberghan Personality / Temperament

What kind of personality does the Doberghan have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Doberghan? Is the Doberghan breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Doberghan ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Are Doberghan dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Doberghan?
Doberghan 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.
How playful is this breed?
Average: Doberghans, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Doberghan sensitivity:
Sensitive: Doberghan dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Doberghan a good family dog?
Average to High: Doberghan dogs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Doberghan need? Doberghan social needs:
Doberghan dogs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Do Doberghan dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Doberghan bark?
Low to Average: The Doberghan rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

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

Watchdog Ability
Is Doberghan good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Doberghan dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Doberghan dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Doberghan dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Doberghan bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Doberghan? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Doberghan? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Doberghan 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 Doberghan has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Doberghan? How much bite force does a Doberghan have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Doberghan bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Doberghan, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Doberghan do?
Doberghan 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 Doberghan dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Doberghan to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Doberghan roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Doberghan 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 Doberghan have high prey drive?
Doberghan dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Doberghan good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Doberghan in an apartment?
Very house-friendly dog the Doberghan breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Doberghan dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Doberghan be left alone? How long can you leave a Doberghan alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.

Doberghan Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Doberghan temperament with other people:
Doberghan dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Doberghan dogs get along with other pets? Are Doberghan dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Doberghan dogs are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Doberghan dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Doberghan temperament with children:
Doberghan dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Doberghan 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 Doberghan breed live with a cat?
Doberghan dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Doberghan good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Doberghan dogs get along with other dogs?
Doberghan dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Doberghan breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Doberghan breed suitable for first-time owners?
Doberghan dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Doberghan dogs good office canines? Do Doberghan dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Doberghan is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Doberghan dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Doberghan temperament with senior people? Are Doberghan dogs good for elderly owners?
Doberghans are usually recommended for elderly people.

Doberghan Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Doberghan dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Doberghans are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Doberghan breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Doberghan breed? Most common health risks of Doberghan:
CataractsHip DysplasiaAllergiesCancerHypothyroidismProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Von Willebrand's DiseaseWobbler's SyndromeCardiomyopathy
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Doberghan breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Doberghan see the vet?
The Doberghan 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 Doberghan dogs live? How old can a Doberghan be? What is the age limit of the Doberghan? How many years can the oldest Doberghan live?

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

How long is the lifespan of a Doberghan?

12-14 years
The average lifespan of Doberghan: 13 years
Is the Doberghan breed hypoallergenic?
Doberghan 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 Doberghan have? What is the activity level of the Doberghan?
Doberghan dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Doberghan need? How much exercise do Doberghan dogs require per day?

Do Doberghan dogs need a lot of exercises?

Doberghan dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Doberghan breed need?
Doberghan dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Doberghan need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Doberghan breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Doberghan? How much food should I feed my Doberghan?
5 to 6 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? Doberghan risk for obesity:
Low to Average: The Doberghan has a low to the average risk for obesity. 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 Doberghan weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?


The Doberghan has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Doberghan drool?
The Doberghan is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

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

Doberghan As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Doberghan 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).

Doberghan is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Doberghan be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Doberghan 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.

Doberghan is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Doberghan 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.

Doberghan is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Doberghan 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 Doberghan is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

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

Not really

Doberghan 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 Doberghan 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.

Doberghan is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

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

Not really

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

Doberghan Reproducibility

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

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Doberghan: 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 Doberghan have in a litter? How many puppies can the Doberghan breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Doberghan have? How many puppies can a Doberghan give birth to?
6-10 puppies

Doberghan Recognition

AKC Group
Is Doberghan recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Doberghan recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Doberghan Pros and Cons

  • Health Issues: Doberghans are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Doberghan breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low to Average: The Doberghan has a low to the average risk for obesity.
  • Adaptability: Doberghan dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Doberghan dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Doberghans are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Doberghan dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Doberghan dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Doberghan requires a lot of grooming.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Doberghan is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Office Friendly: Doberghan is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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