Doberdane

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95-140 lbs
28-30"
Unknown
Doberman Pinscher
Great Dane

Agile, protective and intelligent best describe the Doberdane, a new hybrid breed that is a cross between the Doberman Pinscher and the Great Dane. These large to giant breed dogs make impeccable guard dogs due to their intimidating appearance but also have a gentle, loving and loyal side to them. The exact origins of this breed is still unknown and can be speculated to have originated within the last 15 to 20 years. They may be used as guard dogs but can also be used as companion or therapy dogs. Due to their size and strength, the Doberdane is not recommended for first time dog owners. These dogs need an experienced owner who is able to handle and train strong, giant breed canines.

Purpose
Guarding, Companionship
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
Doberman Pinscher and Great Dane

Doberdane Health

Average Size
Male Doberdane size stats
Height: 30-35 inches Weight: 100-140 lbs
Female Doberdane size stats
Height: 28-30 inches Weight: 95-140 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Wobbler's Syndrome
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Cherry Eye
  • Bloat
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
  • Skin Infections
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Eye Examination
  • Neurological Examination
  • Blood Chemistry

Doberdane Breed History

The exact origins of the Great Dane are still unknown; they are believed to have existed during 3000 B.C. as drawings and depictions of them have been found in Egyptian culture. Historically it has been suggested that this giant breed originated as a hunting dog in Germany and may have been made through the crossing of breeds such as the Irish Wolfhound and Mastiff. During the 1800s’, Great Danes began gaining popularity in America and by 1887 the breed became registered and recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Doberman is an agile breed designed in Germany for the purpose of guarding a tax collector named Karl Dobermann. Mr. Dobermann was in charge of kennels in his home town and had access to many dogs suitable for breeding an intelligent, loyal companion. This smart and agile breed was said to have come to be through the combination of breeds such as the Rottweiler, the Smooth-coated German Pointer, various shorthaired Shepherd dogs and Terriers with the iconic black and rust markings. The Doberman was added to the roster of the American Kennel Club in 1908.

Doberdane Breed Appearance

Doberdane’s are a giant breed dog that can stand up to 35 inches and weigh over 120 pounds. These hybrids are tall heavily built dogs; they have a broad chest, heavy bones and a muscular long body. Heads may have a similar structure to the Great Dane, and are often rectangular and long. They will have a blocky appearance, whereby the skull and muzzle are quite parallel. Ears are typically flopped down. The coat of the Doberdane is often smooth , sleek and soft. The eyes and nose are dark.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Doberdane eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Doberdane nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
brindle Doberdane coat
Brindle
red Doberdane coat
Red
fawn Doberdane coat
Fawn
black Doberdane coat
Black
brown Doberdane coat
Brown
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Doberdane straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Doberdane Breed Maintenance

As these hybrids tend to have short, sleek coats they are considered minimal maintenance breeds. They do not require regular visits to a groomer nor do they require regular bathing. An occasional brush of the coat should be given in order to distribute the natural oils produced by sebaceous glands. You can wipe down your Doberman with a damp wet cloth when they get mildly dirty. These breeds may be droolers, so it is important to keep a towel cloth handy! Cleaning of the face will avoid skin irritation and bacteria accumulation. Other important maintenance requirements are regular teeth cleaning and brushing, ear cleaning and nail trimming.

Brushes for Doberdane
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Doberdane requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Doberdane Temperament

Though their appearance might be quite intimidating, the Doberdane is actually quite a friendly, loving dog. These hybrids do make great guard dogs as their parent breed the Doberman is said to have once held down intruders and thieves. Doberdanes are not attack dogs, though. They are loyal and playful companions but are not recommended for families with young children and small pets as their size can be quite unsafe even during play. These dogs can be cautious around strangers due to their guarding nature and so owners should always monitor their Doberdane when around new people. As these breeds stem from parent breeds known for their intelligence, it is highly recommended that owners continuously train their Doberdane for the sake of maintaining socialization skills and attaining mental stimulation. Obedience classes are a great way for your Doberdane to show off his smarts and practise his doggy manners.

Doberdane Activity Requirements

Both parent breeds are active dogs, in particular, the Doberman. A Doberdane is best adopted into an active family experienced with large or giant breed dogs. The Doberdane will require at least 3 long walks per day. They will also require plenty of backyard space that allows them to run and expend energy. The Doberdane is a playful, energetic breed that can benefit from activities such as hikes, dog park visits and playtime with toys. If you are willing to invest the time needed for a Doberdane, you will have a fantastic companion.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
75 minutes

Doberdane Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
4 cups
Daily Cost
$2.8 - $3
Monthly Cost
$80 - $90

Doberdane Owner Experiences

Bailey
6 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling
Hiking
training
Bailey was a rescued animal from a previous owner that had no business owning a dog. He originally required a great deal of trust building and training to temper his violent tendencies. This all happened in his first year of life. By the time he was 2 years old he was transformed into the most loyal, obedient, and trusted companion. His aggression was under control and he was became a much love member of the neighborhood. Even the elderly lady next door would make biscuits for him and he would visit her daily to check on her. Bailey's intelligence was beyond anything I've ever encountered before. Besides learning the basic commands such as sit, stay, leave that alone, etc... He demonstrated mechanical understanding as well. He figured out how to turn door knobs and open doors as well as operate the latches on gates, to the dismay and horror of many a jogger. Fortunately, his intentions where always to join in play and not to harm. Bailey lived to be a little over 6 years old when cancer suddenly took over and ravaged his body. I was told that it was a highly unusual and possibly a delayed reaction from something he was exposed to before I took ownership of him as a 6 month old. It has been 15 years and I have not yet chosen another dog as a companion. If I did, I would definitely seek out a Doberdane. Unintentional crossbreeds occasionally happen and when this happens it is possible to get one of the pups for a minimal price. These dogs are a bargain at any price.
1 day, 1 hour ago
Opal
9 Months
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Opal, who is merle in color, is a quick learner and very affectionate with family. She wants to be with someone all the time--no where is private--but is somewhat reserved with strangers and acquaintances. While she is a bed hog, she has learned what the word "scoot" means and will move over so I can get in bed. My six cats are not her best friends, but she is learning not to chase or hold and lick them. My elderly beagle and she have established a good relationship, but occasionally Opal is a bit too boisterous and Bella moves under the table for a bit of peace. Opal quickly learned to respect the wireless fence and has never left the yard unless walking on a lead. All in all, she has been a great addition to our family.
3 weeks, 6 days ago
Venus and Tebow
9 Months
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walks/runs, tug of war, cuddles, fishing trips
These 2 are without a doubt the easiest and best puppies I have ever had. The male has already proven to be an affective watch dog. He does not have a puppy bark, lets just say that. They love to cuddle with the kids.
7 months, 2 weeks ago
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