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All About the Doberman Poodle Mix Breeds

There are so many adorable Poodle mix breeds out there, one of them being the Doberman Poodle, a mix between the Doberman Pinscher and Poodle. But what can you expect from this Poodle mix?

Read on to learn about what Doodleman Pinschers are like to see if it’s a suitable pet for you!

What are Doodleman Pinschers?

Doodleman Pinschers are the result of breeding a Doberman Pinscher and Standard Poodle.

The Doberman Pinscher was developed in Germany during the mid-1800s by a tax collector. Like Poodles, Doberman Pinschers became known as intelligent working dogs, and in 1922, the breed was registered with the American Kennel Club.

Both the Doberman Pinscher and Standard Poodle are tall and athletic, having a similar build. Both of them have long and slender muzzles with deep chests. However, the Doberman is significantly larger.

Doberman Pinschers stand between 24-28 inches tall, weighing 60-100 pounds, depending on the gender. Standard Poodles are about 15 inches tall, weighing 40-70 pounds, depending on their gender and build.

Another significant difference is their coat. Poodles have a distinctive curly coat that comes in many kinds of solid colors, typically brown. Doberman Pinschers have a sleek and short coat, coming in either black, fawn, red, or blue with distinct rust-colored patches across the face and body. Doodleman Pinschers will have a mix of their parents’ coat colors and textures. 

Their Appearance

Doodleman Pinschers have an average size of 24-28 inches tall and weigh between 50-85 pounds. It’s a large, hybrid breed that would most likely have a thick and wavy coat that’s short to medium in length.

Like their parents, they have a muscular build, having long legs, and a fluffy tail like the Poodle.


Personality and Temperament

Doodleman Pinschers are incredibly loyal, lovable, and have a protective nature. With their larger size, you can expect this Poodle mix to be a trustworthy protector who loves receiving your attention, being terrific watchdogs. This love for attention and time with people makes them adore feeling included, so make sure that they are part of the pack in the activities you do on your own or with loved ones.

Their intelligence and temperament make Doodleman Pinschers good family pets! This Poodle mix is also patient and loves playing with children. There’s no worry about their size or personality, as Doodleman Pinschers are soft and kindhearted with those he loves.

That said, the Doodleman Pinscher does have its caveats. They suffer from separation anxiety, and their protective instinct makes them wary around strangers. Furthermore, they have a bit of a stubborn nature, making obedience training somewhat challenging if you’re new to doing it.

Because of their stubborn streak, you have to balance confidence and leadership with love and affection. This will allow your dog to know who’s in charge but isn’t afraid of you.

Regular Exercise and Training Needs 

The Doodleman Pinschers would have similar characteristics to their parents. One thing both breeds have in common is their intelligence. Both are intelligent breeds that are relatively easy to train, as long as you are patient and consistent.

Furthermore, both breeds are eager to please their humans, which is why they learn pretty quickly.

But watch out, as this Poodle mix has a high activity level and may get too excited, so you’ll need to give him a lot of physical activity. If not, then this can result in an aggressive dog that can damage anything (and anyone) around him! Their agile nature and energy levels require active owners who can give them high amounts of exercise. 

Poodles love fetching and swimming; they are naturally water retrievers. However, Dobermans are good with daily runs and walks. You can do any outdoor activities that suit your Doodleman Pinscher and test out different exercises and games.

Other than high-intensity exercises, make sure that you also add in mentally stimulating games. Without consistent physical and mental activity, your Poodle mix will feel bored and frustrated, taking it out on your furniture or even showing aggressive behavior.

Obedience and agility training is required as well, so you have a disciplined, well-mannered dog. Besides daily movement and exercise, focus on socializing your dog early on. Doing this will ensure that your dog can get along well with other people and animals as he matures. It avoids any anxiety or aggressive behavior towards friendly strangers.

Fortunately, this Poodle mix gets along with other animals, even with cats. The socialization process is easy, and they can bond with anyone for life, as long as you introduce them while your pet’s still young.

Poodle Doberman Mix: Health Issues

Doberman Pinschers and Poodles are relatively healthy breeds, both having lifespans that go beyond ten years. 

However, the Poodle mix is susceptible to the same potential health concerns their parents have. For instance, both breeds are at risk of bloat, a life-threatening condition. Furthermore, they are also at risk of hip dysplasia, von Willebrand’s disease, and other genetic issues.

It’s best to have your Doodleman Pinscher checked as a puppy to receive a health clearance. Doing so will allow you to know more about your puppy’s health and common diseases your dog has a risk of catching.

Coat Type

The grooming requirements of this Poodle mix depend on genetics. If their coat is more Poodle-like, then it’s likely to be considered hypoallergenic. Meaning, they won’t shed a lot, and their coat is manageable with daily brushing with a wire brush.

Regardless of the genetics, the Doodleman Pinscher requires a bath every 4-6 weeks, and this may include a short trim to manage his coat better. Ensure that you care for their ears and conduct ear cleaning weekly since their ears accumulate dirt quickly, causing common health issues. 

How Much is a Doberman Pinscher Mix?

The Doberman Poodle mix has expensive parents, so you can expect this crossbreed to be just as pricey. Doodleman Pinschers come at an average price of $1,000 to $3,000, sometimes up to $5,000 if it has purebred parents.

The Poodle mix’s price depends on various factors, such as the breeder’s reputation and location, the puppy’s lineage, availability, and demand. Locating a reputable breeder who cares for his dogs and provides the proper health clearances and documentation is worth the effort. Avoid backyard breeders 

You may try adopting, but it isn’t likely for people to find Doodleman Pinschers up for adoption. That said, it’s worth asking animal rescues who may have the particular Poodle mix.

The Poodle Doberman Pinscher mix is great for active families who can provide enough love, attention, training, and exercise to this high-energy dog breed.