The Doberman Pinscher was bred by Louis Dobermann, who was a tax collector in Germany in the 19th Century. Due to the dangers of his job, Mr. Dobermann engineered an imposing dog who would protect him, and so the Doberman’s first and main quality is being very protective of his family.
He is one of the most popular working dogs used in military and protection services across the world, and those who know the breed also know him for his caring and affectionate side too. His protective yet gentle traits make him a wonderful family pet, and according to the American Kennel Club, the Doberman Pinscher is the 17th most popular dog breed in America.
Because of the breed’s popularity across the United States, many breeders have brought this noble purebred pup into the designer dog family. Below we walk through 20 different Doberman mixes that you’d be lucky to welcome into your home!
Doberman Pinscher Mixes
The Doberman, with his distinctive looks, has also found himself caught up in the designer dog whirlwind. Some might claim that designer dog mixes are an abomination to the breed, but the majority of dog lovers say that not only does it increase their pup’s health because of their wider gene pool, but it also gives those who love the Doberman the chance to throw in some other characteristics from other dogs that they also love.
As with any mixed pup, you cannot be guaranteed what characteristics he will inherit from either parent, but as long as you like both of his parents, then you will certainly not be disappointed with the puppy’s outcome. Generally, most Doberman mixes tend to keep their black and tan coloring, with the tan markings above their eyes, chest, and legs. Here, we have picked 20 of the cutest, most fun-loving, and unusual Doberman mixed pups for you to take a look at.
If you are not certain of your dog’s genetic makeup, you can use an at-home DNA test kit to find out.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Rottweiler
This is one of the most common Doberman mixes around. Both of his parents have similar colorings, black and tan, and the same tan markings, so you are almost guaranteed that he will have this look and colorings. He will have a rounder face than the Doberman but a thinner face and longer muzzle than the Rottweiler. This guy will weigh anywhere between 60 to 135 pounds in weight, so you can expect a big boy.
You can expect that he will be a protective dog who will patrol the fence to keep his family safe, so for this reason, the Rotterman needs to be socialized very early and trained to be obedient; otherwise, he will become unruly. However, those who have the time to invest in his training will have an obedient pup who will be protective, but only when his master allows it, which is a great canine trait.
If he inherits his Doberman’s need for affection, then he will probably suffer from separation anxiety, which is why he is sometimes called a Velcro dog, but in any case, he will always be the first at your feet or across your lap, when it’s sofa snuggle time. If you are interested in learning more about both breeds, then look at our Doberman & Rottweiler breed comparison article.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & English Bulldog
This guy is often mistaken for a Rottweiler simply because he normally has the colorings of the Doberman but with the English Bulldog’s rolls which most mistake for puppy fat! Whilst he is super cute, he can often inherit his English Bulldog parent’s Brachycephalic face, which can often lead to a variety of health issues, so this is something you need to look into if you are thinking about welcoming this Englishman into your home. He will weigh anywhere between 50 to 90 pounds.
It is unlikely that this guy will make a good guard dog simply because of his English Bulldog ‘chilled out’ genes that will probably dominate his personality, so expect a relaxed Doberman mix. He is very affectionate with his family, who will make a great canine hot water bottle.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Great Dane
Both the Doberman Pinscher and the Great Dane look quite similar compared to most of the other mixes on this list, so you can expect a dog that is going to sit in the middle of both of his parent’s heights, at around 28 to 30 inches tall, and between 60 to 170 pounds (maybe even more) in weight. Whilst he is not as tall as his Great Dane parent, you will still need plenty of room for the Doberdane. His coat will be sleek and shiny, and he could inherit the colorings of either parent.
This guy tends to be a great watchdog and will alert you if there is anything or anyone around that he does not like. When he is not on watch duty, he tends to put his clown hat on, and he is known to be quite the dopey dog, so you can expect plenty of entertainment with this guy around.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Border Collie
Not to be confused with Dobby, the House Elf from Harry Potter, although his ears are just as big! Again, like most other mixes here, he will likely inherit the same black and tan colors and the markings of the Doberman but with a longer coat and feathering hair around his ears and neck. He will weigh between 40 and 90 pounds and will live between 10 and 15 years on average.
The Dobie is a seriously intelligent guy thanks to his brainy parent, the Border Collie, so you will have him house-trained in no time! He will likely be aloof with strangers, and he may even try to herd them as the Collies do, but he is very affectionate with his family, so expect lots of cuddles from this guy.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Poodle
This guy is undoubtedly an unlikely coupling, but one that works so well! The Doodleman is much less protective of his family than the Doberman, as he welcomes pretty much everyone with open arms, just like his friendly Poodle parent, which is great for those who do not want a watchdog. He is super intelligent, too, so you will have him doing tricks in no time.
Typically, just like most Doodle mixed pups, he will inherit the Poodle curls and coat, but he will tend to inherit the Doberman’s dark color and tan markings. This guy is also great for those families who love Dobermans but with slight dog allergies. Whilst not all Doodle mixes are hypoallergenic as such, they are definitely much easier to tolerate than dogs without any hypoallergenic genes whatsoever.
So, if you have slight allergies, you may be able to tolerate the Doodleman much better than the Doberman. He will weigh between 40 and 90 pounds in weight as he will always be bred from a Standard Poodle. Head over to this article for other Doodle mixes.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & German Shepherd
The Doberman Shepherd is one of the more popular Doberman Pinscher mixes on this list, simply because both his parents are from similar working backgrounds in the protective services. The Doberman Shepherd will be protective of his family and estate, and he will be very affectionate with his family. If he takes after his German Shepherd parent, then he may be more inclined to attach himself to one master, whereas if he takes after the Doberman parent, he will share his fondness equally amongst his human pack.
The Doberman Shepherd will be a large muscular dog with medium-length fur, and he will likely be a moderate shedder throughout the year. He will weigh between 90 and 110 pounds and will measure 22 and 26 inches from paw to shoulder. Take a look at our Doberman Pinscher, and German Shepherd breed comparison article to learn a little more about both of his parents.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Beagle
The Beagleman will make an awesome watchdog because not only will he inherit the Doberman’s protective streak, but he will probably inherit the Beagle howl too, so as soon as anything goes down at the fence, you and your family will be in the know straight away! However, if he’s anything like the Beagle, then he will probably just invite everyone in, so if it’s an alert watchdog you want, then the Beagleman is your man, but if it’s a guard dog you’re after, then you should probably stick to the Rotterman or the Doberman Shepherd.
The Beagleman will weigh somewhere in the region of 40 to 80 pounds. If he inherits his Beagle’s love for snacks, then there is every chance that he could become quite porky if his eating is not controlled, so be sure to keep the kibble under lock and key. He usually takes the shape of a larger Beagle but with the Doberman’s coloring.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Greyhound
These guys have a similar shape, both leggy and athletic, but the Greyhound is the skinnier and less burly of the two breeds. Typically, the Doberhound will take the shape of the Greyhound, with a tiny waist and shapely thighs, but with the Doberman’s build. This guy will be super quick but with a bit more power behind him than the Greyhound, so don’t let him off leash because if he catches a scent, he will be gone before you’ve realized it.
With that being said, the Doberman will be doubly affectionate as this is a trait that both of his parents have, so expect lots of lazy snuggles morning, noon, and night. For this reason, despite his tall stature, he is great with children and loves to keep them company, so if it’s a large family dog you are after, then look no further than the Doberhound. His short and sleek hair means he will be low maintenance on the grooming side of things. He will weigh between 60 and 90 pounds, and he will live between 10 to 13 years of age.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Australian Shepherd
The Doberalian is a people pleaser, and combining that trait with his intelligence, means that training him is going to be somewhat of a doddle, just as long as you are consistent with it. Kind and gentle, with a funny comical streak, best describes the Doberalian. You can also expect that this mixed guy will be an energetic mix who will keep you on your toes, so he needs to be with an active family who can keep him entertained.
Typically he will have the shape of the Doberman, but just a bit smaller, with the distinctive merle colors thrown into the mix. The Doberalian is a strikingly beautiful dog who will turn heads, so expect a lot of attention. Just like his Australian parent, he may even have different colored eyes, which adds to his charm. He will weigh between 50 and 90 pounds.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Irish Wolfhound
The Wolfman is an imposing but beautiful mixed dog. This guy is going to be a big boy given that the Irish Wolfhound is the tallest of all dog breeds (yes, he is taller than the Great Dane!), so he needs to be placed in a large home that has plenty of room. He will be a wiry-haired pup, but with the darker colors of the Doberman and often the tan markings too. He will weigh between 70 and 110 pounds in weight, and he will live between 6 and 12 years, dependent on whose health conditions he inherits.
The Irish Wolfhound is a powerful hunter, so expect the Wolfman to have a high prey drive, as well as the Doberman’s protective streak, so for these reasons, it is important that the Wolfman is given a lot of early training and socialization to ensure that he does not become too overprotective and that he comes back when he is called by his master. However, once he has been taught the basic life lessons, he is a loyal and affectionate guy who will make a great family pet. The Irish Wolfhound is one of the rarer parents on this list, so expect this mixed breed to be rare too. But, once you find him, your time and patience during the search process will prove worthwhile.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever is the number one dog in America, so this guy will be much easier to come across than the previous pup. However, both of his parents are quite different regarding their guarding tendencies. One of the main reasons the Labrador is so popular is because of his friendly nature with everyone he meets, which is why he makes such a bad guard dog, and yet the Doberman is one of the best guard dogs around. So ultimately, it is not guaranteed who he will take after, but the characteristics that he will inherit can be shaped by early socialization. If this is done correctly then, whilst he may be slightly protective of his family, he will be super friendly once his master has signaled that the stranger is ok.
The Doberlab will be much thicker than the Doberman but slightly leaner than the Labrador, but overall, he will be proportionate in appearance. It is typical for the Doberlab to inherit the colorings and markings of his Doberman parent, but with the thicker coat of the Labrador, so you can expect the Doberlab to be a moderate shedder throughout the year who will become a heavy shedder during shedding months. He will weigh between 60 and 90 pounds.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & English Bull Terrier
The Bullderman is one of the more unusual mixes on this list, but one who will probably be the most affectionate and needy of them all. This ‘Velcro dog’ might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if it is a canine cuddler that you are seeking, then this is probably one of the best Doberman mixes for the job!
The English Bull Terrier is thought of as a vicious dog, but this could not be further from the truth. As we already know, the Doberman is super affectionate with his family, but the English Bull Terrier is surprisingly one of the most affectionate and needy dogs of them all. He will be short and squat, more so than the Doberman Pinscher, but taller and leaner than the Doberman, and he will weigh between 50 and 90 pounds.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & American Pitbull Terrier
The Doberbull is one of the more expected mixed pups on this list, simply because they are seen as a commodity, and combining the Doberman Pinscher and the Pitbull’s perceived guarding traits, many people see them as the ultimate guard dog. However, this is a common misconception about the Pitbull, as he is actually a sweet soul who loves people, and therefore his guarding abilities aren’t always that great.
What is guaranteed about the Doberbull is that both his parent’s love for humans means that you will be the apple of his eye, and he will always be loyally at your side. For this reason, the Doberbull is better suited to families who can be with him for most of the day because he is likely to suffer from separation anxiety. He will weigh between 40 and 90 pounds in weight, dependent on whose stature he inherits. He will be shorter and more muscular than the Doberman, but he will likely inherit the color of the Doberman too.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Corgi
The Doberman Pinscher and the Corgi mix is one of those unexpected combinations, a bit like peanut butter and jelly, but one that works very well! His sweet nature with his family means that you are guaranteed a loving character who loves nothing more than to be praised by his master, so training him is going to be a breeze, just be sure to make training lessons short and sweet to keep him interested. He will be an energetic guy, and given that his Corgi parent is a herding dog, you might find him circling around your ankles.
The Dobergi will inherit the colorings of the Doberman Pinscher but will be smaller, rounder, and thicker, much like the Corgi. His ears will be big but often much longer and thinner, just like the Dobermans. This guy is cute and spunky, but he means business when it comes to looking after his human pack. He will measure anywhere between 30 and 80 pounds, but he won’t quite reach the heights of the Doberman.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Golden Retriever
A bit like the Doberlab, the Golderman has a friendly personality whom everyone loves, and he loves them all back, so whilst he might inherit his Doberman’s immediate aloofness with strangers, he will be very quick to snap out of it and become everyone’s favorite playmate. This happy-go-lucky pup makes a fantastic family dog who will cheer everyone up.
Just like the Doberlab, the Golderman will inherit his Golden Retriever parent’s coat, being of medium length and very thick, which means that he will be a moderate shedder all year round who will ‘blow his coat’ excessively during shedding season. He will likely inherit the Doberman colors, but his colors will probably be less intense, with a hint of golden glimmer. He will measure between 55 and 90 pounds and live between 10 to 12 years on average.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Rhodesian Ridgeback
Just like his parent, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, the Doberidgeback may not be suited to everyone. He will be a strong character who will need an even stronger master who has got the ability and patience to invest in obedience training, as well as the ability to set boundaries and whose whole family will stick to the rules. Without this, the Doberidgeback will become unruly and problematic. However, if this sounds like something you and your family can offer, then he will make a very rewarding family canine companion. He will be protective, and he will be aloof with strangers, but this can be managed with a pack leader in place.
These parents are similar in appearance and build, so expect the Doberidgeback to maintain this imposing and impressive look. He will weigh between 60 and 100 pounds, so this big guy needs to be placed in a large home, and his lifespan will vary between 10 to 12 years.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Portuguese Water Dog
This unusual mixed dog is another rarer mix, but the Portuguese Water Dog is increasing in popularity thanks to being the breed choice of the last American President, Barack Obama, so it is only right that the Doberguese is increasing in popularity too. The Doberguese is a friendly chap who loves to play in the local lake or the sea and cover his human pack in water. He will likely be friendly with most, and whilst he might be slightly protective in his family, he will probably be more interested in having a good time.
Just like the Doodleman, the Doberguese is another curly pup who is thought to be better suited to those with slight dog allergies, or at least more tolerable, thanks to his parent’s hypoallergenic label. He will also likely inherit the colors and markings of the Doberman Pinscher, so he will probably look much like the Doodleman too! He will weigh anywhere between 35 and 100 pounds, depending on his parents, and he will live between 11 to 13 years of age.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Old English Sheepdog
This large and shaggy dog is a beautiful combination of his parent’s genes, often with the Old English Sheepdog’s coat and the Doberman’s colors and markings; he too will look like the Doberguese or the Doodleman. He will weigh between 60 and 100 pounds and measure up to 28 inches in height.
Both of his parents are smart, so you should expect him to pick up training quickly with a lot of verbal praise from his master. He is likely to be very gentle and affectionate with his family, so for this reason, he makes a great family dog. He might inherit a slight protectiveness of his family, but nothing that can’t be managed with effective socialization as a young pup.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Siberian Husky
The Siberian Husky is a popular breed amongst designer dogs of all shapes and sizes, and the Husky-Doberman mix is a beautiful mixed pup. Often with the striking blue eyes of the Husky and the coloring of the Doberman Pinscher, he will be a large-sized dog who needs plenty of room both inside and outside of the house. Given that the Husky is one of the most energetic dog breeds around, the Dobsky needs to be placed with an active family who can keep up with his exercise needs. With the Doberman’s need to be by his master’s side, the Dobsky would make a great running partner.
He will weigh between 40 and 90 pounds and measure up to 28 inches in height, from paw to shoulder. He will likely inherit the Husky’s fluffy exterior, and as such, he will be a moderate to heavy shedder all year round.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher & Bloodhound
The Bloodman will inherit his Bloodhound parent’s nose, so he should never be let off the leash, or you may never get him back. When his nose is not attached to the ground, he is one of the most laid-back guys on this list. His docility and gentleness mean that he is suited to families with older children. However, due to his heavy stature, he is not suited to families with younger children. He will be protective, but it is likely that after a few minutes of patrolling, he will be back to sunbathing in the garden.
The Bloodman will weigh between 70 and 100 pounds, tend to have excess or loose skin, and measure around 25 to 27 inches in height. With his parents having similar black and brown colors and markings, he will be a mixture of them both.
The Doberman is a wonderful dog in his own right, but with plenty of designer Doberman choices, you are now spoiled for choice. All the mixes will need to be placed with a family that not only has room for him to run but is also able to train and socialize him to ensure that he doesn’t become too overprotective, as well as the time to spend cuddling him for a few hours in the evening. Overall, the Doberman Pinscher and his mixed puppies are beautiful dogs, all with their unique twist.