Newfoundland Doberman Mix


The Newfoundland Doberman Mix is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Newfoundland and the Doberman. Is it more like the Newfoundland or the Doberman? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. This could obviously be a very strong and powerful mix and might be best for an experienced dog owner. It will probably make a good watchdog. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Newfoundland Doberman Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the brindle or other iterations.

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Here are some pictures of the Newfoundland Doberman Mix




Newfoundland Doberman Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Doberman History:

Newfoundland Doberman Pinschers were first bred in the town of Apolda, in the German state of Thuringia around 1890, following the Franco-Prussian War by Karl Friedrich Louis Newfoundland Dobermann. Hence the name. Newfoundland Dobermann served in the dangerous role of local tax collector, and ran the Apolda dog pound. With access to dogs of many breeds, he aimed to create a breed that would be ideal for protecting him during his collections, which took him through many bandit-infested areas. He set out to breed a new type of dog that, in his opinion, would be the perfect combination of strength, speed, endurance, loyalty, intelligence, and ferocity. Later, Otto Goeller and Philip Greunig continued to develop the breed to become the dog that is seen today.

The breed is believed to have been created from several different breeds of dogs that had the characteristics that Newfoundland Dobermann was looking for. The exact ratios of mixing, and even the exact breeds that were used, remain uncertain to this day, although many experts believe that the Newfoundland Doberman Pinscher is a combination of several breeds including the Beauceron, German Pinscher, Rottweiler and Weimaraner. The single exception is the documented crossing with the Greyhound and Manchester Terrier. It is also widely believed that the old German Shepherd gene pool was the single largest contributor to the Newfoundland Doberman breed. Philip Greunig's The Newfoundland Dobermann Pinscher (1939), is considered the foremost study of the development of the breed by one of its most ardent students. Greunig's study describes the breed's early development by Otto Goeller, whose hand allowed the Newfoundland Doberman to become the dog we recognize today. The American Kennel Club believes the breeds utilized to develop the Newfoundland Doberman Pinscher may have included the old shorthaired shepherd, Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier and the German Pinscher.

Newfoundland

The Newfoundland Dog is known for its working ability. One of it’s original working purposes was used for taking ropes ashore in North Atlantic seas, retrieving lost fishing gear and rescuing humans. It is a very strong and powerful swimmer. Due to its size it has also been used as a pack animal, sled dog, and carting dog. It has a thick double layered coat which makes it great for cold weather. Like many breeds, no one really knows the history, but it more than likely originated from dogs brought from the island of Newfoundland to England in the early 1800's.

The most popular theories are: They were developed from the black 'bear' dogs transported to Newfoundland and the Americas by Vikings around 1000 A.D. This obviously makes it a very old breed. They possibly evolved from the American Black Wolf or from other native dogs.

They developed from the inter-breeding of European dogs brought to Newfoundland in the 15th and 16th century by explorer's.



Awesome videos of Newfoundland Doberman Mix puppies


Newfoundland Doberman Mix Size and Weight

Doberman

Height: 24 - 27 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 60 - 100 lb.

Lifespan: 8-10 years


Newfoundland

Height: 25 - 29 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 100 - 150 lb.

Lifespan: 8 - 10 years



Newfoundland Doberman Mix Personality

Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. This could obviously make for a very powerful and strong breed. Both of these parent breeds can be strong and powerful and have very strong prey and drive instincts. They should get along well with other animals if exposed and socialized properly as well. They are somewhat capable of independence, or alone time when the house is noisy or full. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.”



Newfoundland Doberman Mix Health

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 Dalmatian mixed with the Newfoundland Doberman might be prone to: Wobbler's syndrome, cervical vertebral instability (CVI), and cardiomyopathy, canine hip dysplasia, osteosarcoma, von Willebrand's disease, demodicosis, and gastric torsion

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.



Newfoundland Doberman Mix Care

What are the grooming requirements?

If the Newfoundland shines through this might make for a more aggressive shedder. Be prepared to brush them a few times a week. Either way, get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the exercise requirements?

The Newfoundland should make this a more laid back dog. Plan on exercising them daily to keep their energy level down.  He might be bouncing off the walls so get ready. A tired dog is a good dog. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the training requirements?

Though intelligent, it might be stubborn and demanding. It will need a strong, firm handler that is consistent and won’t let this dog take advantage of them. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Newfoundland Doberman Mix Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

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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