Doberman Greyhound

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65-75 lbs
26-30"
Unknown
Doberman Pinscher
Greyhound

Friendly, quite and gentle best describe the persona of the Doberman Greyhound mix. These relatively new hybrid breeds originated within the last 15 to 20 years, most likely for the sole purpose of companionship. They are a cross between the athletic Doberman, a breed known for its guarding abilities and the Greyhound, which is a race hound known for its speed. Due to its energy requirements this hybrid requires a moderately active family home. As they are gentle dogs, they tend to do well with younger children and pets.

Purpose
Companionship
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
Doberman Pinscher and Greyhound

Doberman Greyhound Health

Average Size
Male Doberman Greyhound size stats
Height: 26-30 inches Weight: 65-85 lbs
Female Doberman Greyhound size stats
Height: 26-30 inches Weight: 65-75 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Wobbler's Syndrome
Minor Concerns
  • Cherry Eye
  • Bloat
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cherry Eye or Entropion (eye problems)
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Neurological Examination
  • Blood Tests

Doberman Greyhound Breed History

The Greyhound is an ancient breed that may have originated over 4000 years ago. It has been mentioned in many ancients texts and cultures such as ancient Egypt, Greece, Persia and many European countries. The breed was owned mainly by nobles and was predominantly known as a hunting dog. Interestingly, the breed is said to have an aerodynamic skull and shock absorber-type pads, both which enabled him to run with great speed and agility. Able to hunt independently, the Greyhound is a member of the Hound Group in the American Kennel Club. An athletic, intimidating breed,  the Doberman was created by a German tax collector during the 1800s’ with a sole purpose of holding down attackers and defending the tax takings. The Weimaraner and the Rottweiler are just two of his many ancestors. During World War II, many of these dogs served alongside the soldiers as guardians and leaders of patrols. Sadly, there are a huge number of them buried in the war dog cemetery on the island of Guam. Highly intuitive, this breed continues to work today as service dogs and therapy dogs. 

Doberman Greyhound Breed Appearance

The Doberman Greyhound is a large breed dog that can stand to about 30 inches in height. These hybrids have a long aerodynamic body, tall legs and a slender face. They are slender and lean with well-developed musculature. They have long, tapered muzzles, often floppy, pendant shaped ears, and a long tail that is thicker at the base. Coats are often sleek, shiny and soft much like the Doberman. The eyes and nose are dark and their expression is serious but kind.

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

Doberman Greyhound Breed Maintenance

In terms of grooming maintenance, the Doberman Greyhound mix is relatively a low maintenance dog as they do not have dense, heavy coats that require a lot of care. They may simply need a brush of their coat once or twice every 2 weeks. Brushing should be done with a soft bristle brush that will allow oil distribution throughout the coat. Bathing should be done when owners feel their hybrid is getting dirty. As with every dog, teeth brushing, ear cleaning and nail trimming need to be done on a regular basis. You may choose to take your hybrid to a groomer should this task be to daunting. Early coat, teeth and nail care will allow your Doberman Greyhound to get used to the process and after him he'll be pleased with the individual attention.

Brushes for Doberman Greyhound
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Doberman Greyhound requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Doberman Greyhound Temperament

The Greyhound parent breed is considered to be a “cat-like” breed, due to its quite, independent nature. They are very gentle, docile animals that may seek out their owner for protection. Doberman’s on the other hand, are outgoing, friendly dogs that may develop a protective nature. For the most part, your Doberman Greyhound mix may retain many of these personality traits. As a result of their gentle nature, your hybrid may either be friendly with or hesitant around strangers. However, early socialization can teach them to trust. They can be suited to families with children and small pets as long as introductions are done early in life. One must remember though, the Greyhound has the instinct to chase small creatures and should not be left alone with other animals.

Doberman Greyhound Activity Requirements

The Greyhound is an agile, graceful breed that requires a few short sprints daily in order to meet its energy requirements. The Doberman on the other hand is a little more energetic and so would benefit from long walks, runs and plenty of playtime. Should your hybrid inherit more Greyhound then you may simply need to take your dog to agility tracks or dog parks to allow them to sprint and run. If your hybrid inherits more Doberman like traits, then expect to walk and run them at least 3 times a day. Either way, social time at the dog park will be beneficial. This hybrid may mind the cold so be sure to dress them appropriately when out and about.

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

Doberman Greyhound Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Doberman Greyhound Owner Experiences

Rocco
1 Year
2 People
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Can be very friendly, but can be a bully with kids or u don't do what he wants
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Jeter
2 Years
3 People
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He’s friendly and loving. Protective over his dog brother and sisters. Loves his mom and dad and wants to be with us all the time ❤️
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Ross
2 Days
4 People
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Acts nervous and protective around strangers. Warms up quickly with treats and repeat introduction. Protective in the home as he sees it as his job to warn strangers. Outside the home on walks, he is friendly and relaxed, doesn’t bother with other dogs or barking. Very quick to notice things out of place or new and different. Very motivated by food/treats. Trainable.
3 months ago
Murdock
3 Years
1 People
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Awesome dog! Smart, playful,friendly, affectionate. Eager to please, and food motivated. Good with cats and other dogs, but wants to chase chickens. (Not squirrels, though!)
5 months, 4 weeks ago
Jenny
3 Years
2 People
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Run
Cuddling
Walk
Catch treats
Dog Parks
Amazing! I’ve had her for three years. She gets along with our cat, other people, and young children. Lots of energy, loves cuddling with us under the blankets!
6 months, 2 weeks ago
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