The German Shepherd Doberman Mix is a mixed Dog Breed between the German Shepherd and the Doberman. The Doberman Shepherd or Doberman German Shepherd Mix is a large dog. They are a versatile dog that are sometimes used as working dogs. Continue reading more below to find more info on german shepherd doberman mix puppies for sale and german shepherd doberman mix puppies.While we really recommend that you acquire one through a rescue, we understand that some people might go through a breeder to get their German Shepherd mixed with Doberman puppy. That is, if they have any for sale. Always screen your breeders as much as possible to ensure that you are getting as high a quality dog as is possible. If intentionally bred, typically it is a German Shepherd Doberman mix.
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Here is a brief history of both the Shepherd and the Doberman. Being that this is a mixed breed dog, there isn’t a lot of history to it. However, we go more in depth to the history of both breeds.
As his name suggests, the German Shepherd originated in Germany, where he was created in the nineteenth century primarily by Captain Max von Stephanitz, who wanted to develop a dog that could be used for military and police work. The result was a dog that encompassed striking good looks, intelligence and versatility. World War I put a dent in the breed’s burgeoning popularity because the dogs were associated with the enemy. German Shepherds braved artillery fire, land mines and tanks to supply German soldiers in the trenches with deliveries of food and other necessities. After the war, movies featuring Rin Tin Tin and fellow German Shepherd Strongheart brought the breed back into favor. American audiences loved them. For a time, the German Shepherd was the most popular breed in the United States.
The Doberman gets it’s name as well as its heritage from a tax collector named Louis Dobermann. Good old Louie needed a dog to protect him from bandits when he was collecting money. Aside from protection, he also wanted the dog to be a good, loyal companion. He started the breed and others continued to breed and refine each litter of puppies where he left off. They were looking for the bravest, strongest, toughest and smartest dog around. Some say they took this a little too far. They were used as working dogs during World War 2, but their popularity in states waned during this time due to anti German sentiment. He quickly rebounded later as they are great dogs. The breeding has been dialed back a bit to help with their temperament. They are extremely intelligent and very active, completely loyal and also playful and affectionate to his family. However, if provoked they will absolutely protect their family. He is a dog you can trust but he needs a lot of physical and mental challenges to keep him happy. He responds best to firm but kind leadership.
Height: 24 - 28 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 60 - 70 lb.
Lifespan: 10-13 years
Height: 22 - 26 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 75 - 95 lb.
Lifespan: 10 - 14 years
The Doberman German Shepherd mix is an intelligent, very energetic, bold and confident dog. These are not good dogs for couch potatoes, so if you aren’t an active person, I would recommend finding something else to keep you company and to have as a companion. They are very loyal and affectionate to their owner and family and protective when the need arises. They need firm, consistent leadership and respond well to positive reinforcement. He loves company and to be with people and does not like to be left alone for too long.
All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.
The Doberman mixed with German Shepherd might be prone to the following: Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
Do not purchase a puppy from a breeder who cannot provide you with written documentation that the parents were cleared of health problems that affect the breed. A careful breeder and one who truly cares about the breed itself, screens their breeding dogs for genetic disease and breed only the healthiest and best-looking specimens. One of the most common health problems with dogs is obesity. Keeping this under control is your responsibility.
This is going to be a dog that sheds moderately so be prepared to brush them a couple of times a week and have a good vacuum at your disposal to clean up the floors. Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.
A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.
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