50-90 lbs
Doberman Pinscher
Afghan Hound

Considered to be loyal with a sense of adventure, the Doberman Pinscher parent is a large dog, weighing between 65 and 90 pounds. The other half of your hybrid, the Afghan Hound parent, is typically smaller than the Doberman Pinscher, with an average weight of 50 to 60 pounds. The Doberghan can be independent and appear aloof but is also described as a sensitive and perceptive canine. Sometimes reserved, the Doberghan is a fast learner who will become a dependable companion to the right person.

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Doberman Pinscher and Afghan Hound

Doberghan Health

Average Size
Male Doberghan size stats
Height: 26-28 inches Weight: 50-90 lbs
Female Doberghan size stats
Height: 24-26 inches Weight: 50-90 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Wobbler’s Syndrome
Minor Concerns
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • vonWillebrand’s Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergy to Fleas
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • Eye Tests
  • DNA Test
  • Hip

Doberghan Breed History

The hybrid called the Doberghan is a new breed of dog that does not have a detailed history, though the parent breeds do. The Afghan Hound is a beautiful ancient breed coming from a group of Middle Eastern sighthounds whose roots date back to ancient Egypt. Nomadic tribes used the dog as a coursing hound in order to catch hare and gazelle to be eaten. Many generations of hunting in the harsh mountains of Afghanistan led to a fast dog with significant stamina, nimbleness and jumping ability. The long coat of the Afghan Hound offered protection from the cold of the mountains. Dogs of the breed remained isolated in the mountains of Afghanistan for centuries. In the early 1900’s the first of the breed arrived in England, where they were known as Persian Greyhounds or Barukhzy Hounds. Their popularity grew slowly; the dogs were mainly appealing to the social elite. Dogs of the breed first appeared in the United States in 1926. The Doberman Pinscher is a German breed, developed in 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. He was a collector of taxes and sought a companion who could offer protection and perhaps a little intimidation while he made his rounds. Later Doberman Pinschers continued to offer protection and were courageous companions of war, working as sentries, scouts and messengers. Ancestors of this brave breed included the intelligent German Shepherd and the agile Weimaraner. In fact, several breeds were combined by Mr. Dobermann as he perfected the breed.

Doberghan Breed Appearance

The Afghan Hound parent has an exotic appearance and way of carrying itself that exemplifies dignity and pride. The Doberman Pinscher parent is agile and courageous and adds strength the muscle to the appearance of the Doberghan. He will have a small head which will be held high, with eyes that are dark and have an air of intuitive calm. Your hybrid may have powerful legs that allow him to leap in the way that the Afghan parent is known for. The coat may take after either parent breed - the Doberman coat is smooth and soft, while the Afghan parent contributes a silky long coat. Paws are typically large.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Doberghan eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Doberghan nose
Coat Color Possibilities
red Doberghan coat
blue Doberghan coat
silver Doberghan coat
fawn Doberghan coat
cream Doberghan coat
gray Doberghan coat
black Doberghan coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Doberghan straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Doberghan Breed Maintenance

If your Doberghan takes after the Doberman Pinscher, caring for his coat should be minimal; requiring grooming with a soft cloth or brush a few times per week. The coat of the Afghan Hound parent, on the other hand, will require a significant amount of maintenance. A Doberghan with a long coat should be brushed with a pin brush and combed every two to three days. Adequate dental care is a must, with brushing every two or three days a necessity.  Nail care involves trimming every few weeks, checking for length, cracks, and breaks.

Brushes for Doberghan
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Doberghan requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Doberghan Temperament

The Doberghan will inherit his temperament from his parents. The Doberman Pinscher influence will give your hybrid characteristics described as loyal, alert and intelligent, making him an excellent guard dog. He may be aggressive with dogs he does not know and aloof with strangers, although this can be minimized or altered altogether with consistent training and encouragement.  Setting guidelines for your Doberghan is important as he may become pushy and stubborn without them. Your hybrid may have little interest in playing with children (even those in his home) and other pets and he could be reserved around the family even though he loves them. Affection and praise need to be given liberally to the Doberghan. He will mental challenges  as part of his day.

Doberghan Activity Requirements

The activity requirements for the Doberghan can be determined from those of his parents. The Doberman Pinscher is a very active dog who will require a significant amount of exercise to maintain his health and well-being. Dogs of the breed are bright and will also benefit from mental challenges. The Afghan Hound has been bred for running at high speeds when hunting, and while he can keep his hunting instincts in check when indoors, he will definitely need room to run outdoors to get his energy out. A fenced-in yard is ideal and the Doberghan will benefit from regular, brisk walks.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
11 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

Doberghan Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00
food bag monthly cost

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