Dobie Schnauzer

35-65 lbs
Doberman Pinscher

Since these dogs are a new hybrid breed that has been developed very recently, the Dobie-Schnauzer has virtually no information available on the breed. However, we can determine all characteristics of the breed by considering the parents. This breed is smart and very loyal, but can be mischievous. Both parent breeds are very alert and great watchdogs, and should get along well with kids and other pets as well. Considering the lifespans of the parents, the Dobie-Schnauzer should live to be around 10-14 years old. They are large, friendly dogs that will love to accompany you everywhere you go.

purpose Purpose
Guard dog, Companion pet
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Doberman Pinscher, Schnauzer

Dobie Schnauzer Health

Average Size
Male Dobie Schnauzer size stats
Height: 19-28 inches Weight: 40-75 lbs
Female Dobie Schnauzer size stats
Height: 18-26 inches Weight: 35-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Bloat
  • Pancreatitis
Minor Concerns
  • Cardiomyopathy
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Copper Hepatopathy
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pemphigus
Occasional Tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Radiographs
  • Serum Biochemistry
  • Urinalysis
  • Pancreatic Lipase
  • Immunoreactivity
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Blood Electrolytes
  • ECG
  • Holter Monitor

Dobie Schnauzer Breed History

Not much is known about how the Dobie-Schnauzer came to be, but there is documentation on the parents. In the 1800s, the Doberman was originally found in Apolda, Germany, where they were developed by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. This man was a tax collector, and since some of his rounds were dangerous, he wanted to create a loyal and intimidating companion that could protect him. He had access to the local animal shelter while he was developing the breed, and therefore we cannot be certain which dogs were used to make these dogs. It is assumed that the shorthaired Shepherd dogs, the Black and Tan Terrier, the German Pinscher, the Rottweiler, and possibly the Beauceron, Weimaraner, Black and Tan Manchester Terrier and Greyhound were part of the mix. By the 1920s, this breed was popular around South Africa, the United States and Europe, including Russia. Schnauzers descend from Affenpinschers and Poodles, as well as Miniature Pinschers, Zwergspitz and Wire Fox Terriers. There are paintings from the 1400s that show the Schnauzer, but the breed was only recognized later on in the 1800s. The breed was eventually miniaturized by two men named George Riehl and Heinrich Schott. They would cross and line breed the smallest of the Schnauzer dogs until the small size was officially in their genes. Since 1924 this breed has been gaining numbers and popularity in North America. They were used as farm dogs and were also good ratters. The Doberman Pinscher and the Schnauzer were recently brought together to create the hybrid Dobie-Schnauzer.

Dobie Schnauzer Breed Appearance

Doberman Pinschers are compact dogs that have long, narrow heads and an athletic build. The eyes of these dogs are dark and almond shaped, and the ears are either cropped or natural. Their tails are usually docked, and the body is proportionally built and square. The physique of the Schnauzer is much smaller but sturdy. They are squarely built, and will possess their distinctive beard and bushy eyebrows. This breed has small and deep set eyes and high set ears, which are small and v-shaped if left uncropped. Their heads are rectangular with strong and blunt muzzles. They have high set tails which are erect and usually docked. The hybrid will have an appearance that will be a mix between the two parents.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Dobie Schnauzer eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Dobie Schnauzer nose
brown Dobie Schnauzer nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Dobie Schnauzer coat
red Dobie Schnauzer coat
blue Dobie Schnauzer coat
silver Dobie Schnauzer coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Dobie Schnauzer wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Dobie Schnauzer Breed Maintenance

The Doberman Pinscher is a low maintenance breed that needs to be brushed once every week. These dogs do shed all year, even though they have such short coats. They are clean pets that will not need to be bathed regularly. The Schnauzer should be professionally groomed every five to eight weeks, and hand stripped if they are show dogs. They should also be brushed two or three times each week, and they will need to have their beards wiped clean after eating. The grooming requirements of your hybrid will depend on which parental traits are dominant in the coat. All dogs should have their teeth brushed two or three times per week minimum, or every day if possible. Wipe their ears clean every week in order to prevent infections. Lastly, dogs should have their nails clipped around one or two times each month, or less if they are worn down naturally. If you can hear your dog’s nails clicking against the floor, they are overdue. Keep up with these requirements in order to maintain your Dobie-Schnauzer’s health and cleanliness.

Brushes for Dobie Schnauzer
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Dobie Schnauzer requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Dobie Schnauzer Temperament

The Doberman has a varied personality. Some dogs of this breed are very social, friendly and outgoing, whereas others are reserved and shy or dominant. However, all Dobermans are known to have an undying loyalty towards their owners. They will make great watch and guard dogs, but do not attack. Instead, this breed will pin the intruders to a wall or a corner until you come to help. As with the temperament, these dogs can have varied trainability levels. Some are easy and obedient, but others can be stubborn. Schnauzers are small dogs with big personalities who love to get attention. They enjoy any activities with their loved ones and can be mischievous at times. This breed is very intelligent and can be great pets for first time dog owners. They also get along well with other pets, although they may chase cats occasionally. As well, they can be good watchdogs. Your Dobie-Schnauzer will gather traits from both, and is likely to be a loyal, brave companion.

Dobie Schnauzer Activity Requirements

Doberman-Schnauzers have high energy levels and should have varied exercise time. Take them on walks, hikes, and runs. As long as these dogs are out working and by your side, they will be happy. Make sure that you give them enough activity, or they can become destructive. This hybrid can be happy living in homes or apartments, as long as they get enough exercise. Make sure that your yard is fenced in, or your Dobie-Schnauzer may run off chasing squirrels or rabbits. These dogs enjoy earthdog activities and agility training.

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

Dobie Schnauzer 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

Dobie Schnauzer Owner Experiences

1 Year
2 People
House & Yard
Playing in the snow
Catch treats
Go on Vacation
We adopted Rochester from a shelter after he had been found wandering without identification. we was approximately 10 months old. He was a bit timid but super loving from the moment we met him. He was hesitant to eat without being handed pieces of food from hand. He still prefers to be hand fed and is hesitant to eat anything he isn't offered. His only disobedience has been chewing on items like hair brushes or dolls, but after a couple of weeks and being told that was bad, he stopped this behavior. Rochester loves to play with stuffed and chew toys and loves jerky treats. He loves going from walks around the neighborhood and yard and loves to follow me around, get petted and loved on, and play with anything I offer him. He gets super excited whenever we do ANYTHING and is always super attentive and loving. He needs attention from me and/or toys that he can chew on and play with when I can't give him my full attention. If he doesn't have something to keep him occupied he can start to wander and get into mischief. If you adopt a dobie-schnauzer, be extra attentive and affectionate, and ALWAYS be extra patient with them because, from my experience, they never mean to disobey or do bad things, they are just super rambunctious and need a lot of activities and toys to keep them busy.
2 years, 2 months ago
11 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Mother was the Giant Schnauzer and father was a large Dobie. He came from a litter of 10. 5 looked more like the Doberman and 5 looked like the Giant Schnauzer. We call Monty a Velcro dog because he loves to be close to us. Does not like to be left alone. Very healthy does have tumors. He does not act like 11 years old. Friend to all but can scare people when they come into the yard.
5 years, 8 months ago
4 Months
1 People
A sweet intelligent and active dog.
5 years, 1 month ago
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