Doberman Bulldog

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40-85 lbs
14-26"
Unknown
Doberman Pinscher
Bulldog

The Doberman Bulldog is a hybrid breed where the athletic Doberman Pinscher is crossed with the dapper Bulldog. The Doberman Pinscher is a large dog (weighing between 40 and 90 pounds) who is loyal to his family and has a sense of adventure. Described as calm and dignified, the Doberman Bulldog makes a nice family pet though he will need early socialization and obedience classes to enable him to be the best he can be.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Doberman Pinscher and Bulldog

Doberman Bulldog Health

Average Size
Height: 16-28 inches Weight: 40-90 lbs
Height: 14-26 inches Weight: 40-85 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • CVI (Wobbler’s Syndrome)
Minor Concerns
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Cherry Eye
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • vonWillebrand’s Disease
  • Breathing Difficulties
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Skin Infections
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • Eye Examinations
  • DNA Test
  • Hip
  • Airway Examinations

Doberman Bulldog Breed History

The hybrid called the Doberman Bulldog is a new breed of dog that does not have a detailed history, though the two breeds that combine to create this perceptive canine have long histories. Louis Dobermann, a door-to-door tax collector in Germany, developed the Doberman Pinscher as a guard dog to protect him while he worked. The first few generations of Dobermann’s efforts may have included the Rottweiler, German Pinscher, Weimaraner, Manchester Terrier and Beauceron. Called the Doberman Pinscher, the dog became very popular by 1908 and was recognized by the American Kennel Club. With a reputation for being very smart and easy to train, the Doberman Pinscher was an excellent choice for military and police work. The Bulldog is said to have descended from the ancient Asiatic mastiff, though the breed’s development occurred in England. Many historical works mention the Bulldog, to include Shakespeare’s King Henry VI. The Bulldog originated around the 13th century as a result of the sport of bull-baiting, which was introduced by the Earl of Warren. The dog was bred to attack a bull by grabbing his nose and not letting it go. The belief during that time was that the bull’s meat was tastier if it had been baited before it was butchered. Eventually bull-baiting was outlawed and some tried to encourage fights between the Bulldogs, something that the dogs were not interested in. By the mid-1800’s the popularity of the Bulldog had decreased significantly. Admirers of the breed kept the it from becoming extinct by breeding out its ferociousness while keeping its unique physical characteristics. This led to the calm bulldog we now know.

Doberman Bulldog Breed Appearance

The Doberman Pinscher parent has a muscular, compact build. His front legs are completely straight and muscled and his hind legs are also straight, providing a balanced look. He typically has compact, well-arched feet and ears that are usually cropped and held upright; if not cropped they will develop with a hound-like look. The eyes are usually fawn through dark brown and the muzzle will contain powerful jaws and well-developed teeth. The Bulldog parent has a heavy-set body with wide, muscular shoulders and short front legs, with back legs that are longer than those in front. The feet of the Bulldog have short toes and stubby nails. He has a very large head with round, typically dark eyes that are widely set and small thin ears perched high on his head. His face includes a short, broad muzzle and a large nose. Seen in a variety of colors, the Doberman Bulldog will have a short, straight and fine coat. Markings similar to the Doberman parent are often seen. they are usually rust colored and well-defined, typically found above both eyes, the muzzle, throat, front of the chest, legs, feet and below the tail. The body shape most often takes after the Doberman look.

Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Black
Gray
Red
Fawn
White
Brindle
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Doberman Bulldog Breed Maintenance

Your Doberman Bulldog’s coat will require minimal care; he should be groomed with a soft cloth or brush a few times per week. If your pet has inherited the Bulldog wrinkles, it is important that time is taken clean the folds around his face and as well, any folds near his tail on a daily basis as this will help him avoid infection. A Doberman Bulldog should only be bathed when necessary. He may have skin sensitivities as Bulldogs often do. Some Doberman Bulldogs will drool, so it will be helpful to have a towel handy.

Brushes for Doberman Bulldog
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Doberman Bulldog Temperament

The Doberman Bulldog will inherit his temperament from his parents. The Doberman Bulldog is bright, loyal and alert, making him an excellent guard dog. While he can be aggressive with dogs he does not know and aloof with strangers, he will be very loving toward his family.  Once he gets to know others, he will be friendly. Usually this hybrid will be determined, assertive and fearless and will enjoy mental challenges. Setting guidelines for your hybrid is important as the Doberman influence may make him pushy without them. Owners of the Doberman Bulldog say he is good with children but as with all dogs, supervision is a must.

Doberman Bulldog Activity Requirements

The activity requirements for the Doberman Bulldog can be determined from those of his parents. The Doberman Pinscher parent is a very active dog who requires a significant amount of exercise to maintain his health and well-being. As they are bright canines they will also benefit from mental challenges. The Bulldog parent is not particularly active, though a daily walk is recommended for his health. Running and walking long distances is not recommended for dogs of the breed, who don’t do well in hot, humid weather (the Bulldog’s short snout will make it hard to breathe). Based on this combination, your Doberman Bulldog will benefit from a minimum of 45 minutes of exercise per day. He’ll enjoy a living environment that has a secure yard in which he can run and explore. Visits to the dog park will help him with his social skills. He may mind the cold, so be certain to put a nice sweater on him for walks in the fall and winter.

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

Doberman Bulldog Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$39 - $52

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