Doberdoodle Puppies: Doberman Poodle Mix

Doberdoodle Puppies: Doberman Poodle Mix

If you love Hybrid breeds, then Doberdoodle must top your list. Doberdoodles are a mix of Doberman and Poodle that can be perfect for you and your family. Both poodle and Doberman breeds come from Germany and are bred to give you a beautiful pup, Doberdoodle, who is also known as Doodleman Pinscher.

Doberdoodle | Dog Breed Information and Pictures
Doberdoodle | Dog Breed Information and Pictures

What Is a Doberdoodle?

  • Doberdoodle is a mix of Poodle and Doberman. Both breeds having a lot in common bequeath the best of their qualities to a Doberdoodle. With Doberman’s intelligence and Poodle’s playfulness, Doberdoodles stand somewhere in between. To understand the structure and physique of a Doberdoodle, we need to have a look at each of its parents closely.
  • Doberman is a strong dog that grows up to 24 – 28 inches and weighs between 60 – 100 lbs. Poodles, on the other hand, grows up to 15 – 22 inches and weighs between 40 – 70 lbs. (depending upon the environment it is brought up in), have deep chests, long bodies, and slim and lean muzzles. The only difference that appears is that of their coat.
  • The Doberdoodle’s appearance and attributes depend much on what they inherit most from either of their parents. Generally, a Doberdoodle grows up to 24 – 28 inches and weighs up to 66 – 85 lbs. On the other hand, their bodies appear to be very strong and incredibly muscular. Like their parents, Doberdoodles have long-stretched necks and legs. Their eyes are almond-shaped and have droopy ears with fluffy tails.
  • Doberdoodle’s haircoat length is from short to medium, and the texture of their hair depends on the genes, i.e., they can either have a straight coat from Doberman or curled coat from Poodle. The interesting fact about the crossbreed is that the coat of Doberdoodles is water-resistant.

Are Doberdoodles Hypoallergenic?

As Poodles are considered hypoallergenic, there is a high chance for Doberdoodles to be hypoallergenic as well if they inherit more from Poodle. The best thing about Doberdoodles is that they don’t shed much, which makes them excellent companions for people prone to pet allergies. At the same time, they require very less grooming and are easy to pet and maintain.

Doberdoodle: A Unique Doberman & Poodle Mix
Doberdoodle: A Unique Doberman & Poodle Mix

Family Dogs

Doberdoodles are family dogs, and they love to play around with humans. They can develop separation anxiety if they don’t get the required attention from the owners. Doberdoodles are naturally protective towards their families and owners.

Require Less Grooming

Because of their short coat, Doberdoodles require less grooming, but you should brush them daily to keep all the dirt away from their coat. With that, you don’t have to bathe your Doberdoodles frequently. Rather, we would advise you to wait for a month to bathe them as too much bathing can dry out their skin and cause irritation.

They Are Brave

As their appearance shows, Doberdoodles are strong, brave, and muscular who can be very daring at times. At the same time, keep in mind that they can be aggressive too! They only get aggressive when they perceive a threat and want to protect. Because of their brave nature, they are kept in the police to protect and guard. But the young generation of Doberdoodles has a calm temperament.

They Are Very Intelligent

Intelligence runs in the genes of Doberdoodles as both Doberman and Poodles are highly intelligent breeds. Doberdoodles are smart and are always eager to learn new tricks. They are quick learners and are also known to have a stubborn streak which may create some difficulties in pet training. But once they are trained, they never forget.

How active are Doberdoodle?

The large size of a Doberdoodle makes them a breed that requires a lot of exercise and is not always suited to apartments. You need at least a backyard for a Doberdoodle to run around in and use up any remaining energy.

They will need 60-90 minutes of exercise each day, which can be done through walking, running, swimming, and playtime. If you don’t give them sufficient exercise, they could easily pick up on bad habits.

Alongside physical exercise, it’s also vital that they have proper mental stimulation to satisfy their clever nature. To do this, you should aim to play brain games with them each day or give them toys or puzzles.

They Are Emotional and Sensitive

A tough as Doberdoodles may seem, they are a baby at heart, emotional, and sensitive. They don’t drool but have runny noses when they become sad and emotional.

They Are Possessive

Doberdoodles are very possessive about their owners as they become utterly devoted and attached to them, so sharing is not an option for Doberdoodles. They want to rule your hearts alone and would not like to share you with any other pet animal. At the same time, they are overprotective and would do anything to keep you safe from all troubles.

How healthy are Doberdoodle?

On average, a Doberdoodle lives for about 12 – 15 years. Most of their lifespan is healthy, but there is a probability that your Doberdoodle can be prone to several health diseases such as:

Wobbler’s Syndrome

Wobbler’s syndrome is an inherited condition where the spinal cord of Doberdoodle contracts or becomes compressed. In such a situation, the dog has a lot of back pain, neck pain, and leg pain. If things go bad, Wobbler’s syndrome can even lead to paralysis.


Cardiomyopathy is the condition in which the muscles of the heart become too thin and extremely weak. This disease causes heart failure because not sufficient blood is pumped around the body to function properly.

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus, also known as GDV, is a life-threatening disease for Doberdoodles. In this health condition, the stomach bloats and is filled with gas, air, or fluids. It makes the Doberdoodle feel full, and sometimes they end up vomiting. It also plays a role in dropping blood pressure. If this disease is not treated on time, it may become fatal for your dog.


Doberdoodles are also prone to thyroid or hypothyroidism, which can cause other health problems like obesity, lethargy, hair loss, and even epilepsy. To prevent and treat hypothyroidism, your dog needs to follow a certain diet, take proper medication and consult your vet.

Hip Dysplasia

This is another very common health condition in Doberdoodles where their thighs are not aligned with their hip joint. Because of this, the dog experiences a lot of pain and movement issues.

Doberdoodle is a challenging companion who offers tons of love, devotion, and companionship to his human friend. They are highly possessive and obsessed, sometimes stubborn, and a little challenging to handle as well. However, every dog from every single breed is special and deserves all your love and care.

Related Questions

What kind of health issues does a Doberdoodle Poodle mix have?

When you put two breeds together, you generally end up with a healthier, more robust gene set.

Poodles and Doberman Pinschers are both prone to particular health issues. Poodles are prone to thyroid, stomach, and hip issues along with epilepsy, while Dobermans are known for having heart problems. These diseases do not appear to be passed on to the Doberdoodle. However, they can be prone to joint pain, which can be aggravated due to their propensity to play hard.

According to the Veterinary Centers of America, Dobies are prone to wobbler syndrome, a degenerative disease also known as cervical spondylomyelopathy. This is not an uncommon syndrome in large dog breeds and is caused by spinal cord and spinal nerve root compression. The result can be a strange gait, where the dog’s back legs wobble, neck pain, and nervous system problems. The Doberman Pinscher breed comprises a very high percentage of diagnosed wobbler syndrome cases.

Fortunately, Bouncer has not been diagnosed with wobbler syndrome. However, he does exhibit a weird gait, which looks like a horse trot, or giraffe walk with both legs on one side moving followed by both legs on the other side moving. Most dogs walk with diagonally opposed legs moving in concert (front left/back right then front right/back left). He also occasionally experiences shoulder and neck pain.

We are, of course, closely monitoring Bouncer’s mobility and are hoping that he does not exhibit any severe wobbler syndrome symptoms.

How big is a Doberdoodle Poodle Mix?

The Doberdoodle is roughly the average of his/her two parent breeds’ weights. Bouncer’s mom, a Standard Poodle, weighed 75 pounds and his Doberman father weighed 110 pounds. Bouncer’s weight ranges from 85 to 90 pounds (when he was up to 95 the vet put him on a diet), which is roughly the average of his parents’ weight. In general, a Doberdoodle will be smaller than a Doberman but larger than a Poodle.

Does the Doodleman Pinscher drool?

The Doberdoodle does not drool, but they are sensitive dogs who exhibit runny noses when they are emotional; they become crying dogs.

Does a Doberdoodle Poodle Mix Bark?

Bouncer is typically quite quiet. However, when it comes to protecting the homestead, he barks loudly to alert us of anything coming within hundreds of feet of our home. If he hears something, smells something, or sees something, he says something in no uncertain terms!

Do Doberdoodles shed?

Do Doberman shed? Yes, they do. They have short hair, but are moderate shedders. Do Poodles shed? No, that is one of the reasons there are so many Poodle mixes. So, how about Doberdoodle Poodle mix? Many “doodle” mixes do not shed. However, Doberdoodles are almost always first generation (F1) mixes, so they will still shed a bit. Bouncer needs to be brushed twice a week and sheds seasonally. Overall, Doodleman Pinschers are a low shed dog breed.

Are Doodleman Pinschers friendly with dogs and cats?

Like their Doberman parent, Doberdoodles are very protective of their loved ones and can be wary around strangers, whether human or animal. In order to tolerate cats, a Doberdoodle probably needs to be raised with one from an early age, but even then, they may still chase the cat due to their strong prey drive. Similarly, they probably should be raised with other dogs to ensure optimal harmony in the home. Generallyl, Doberdoodles are quite territorial and typically prefer to have their humans all to themselves. So, they are not super open to sharing their space with other animals.

Does the Doberdoodle like cuddling?

Yes! The Doberdoodle is a highly affectionate, loving dog who want to be very close to their parents. They seem to have inherited one of the Doberman’s monikers: “velcro dogs,” so called due to their intense desire to constantly be with their humans.

Do Doberdoodles bite? Are they aggressive dogs?

Doberman Pinschers have an extremely protective nature that can prompt them to pounce and bite first, and ask questions later. This protectiveness has been passed onto the Doberdoodle breed. Our Doberdoodle, Bouncer, will pounce and attack any being (human or otherwise), vehicle, or other perceived threat.

When walking with a Doberdoodle, it is a good idea to be as proactively aware of one’s surroundings as the dog is, if not more so. That way, you can avoid any mishaps.

How much does a Doodleman cost?

If you’re looking to buy Doodleman Pinscher puppies, you must consider a range of factors such as your location, parent breeds, and the breeder’s reputation. If you live in the USA, though, you can expect to pay on average $375-$1000.

What to feed the Doberdoodle?

  • To keep this incredibly muscular hybrid happy, you must feed them a large quantity of food each day. On average, these dogs will eat 3-4 cups of dog food a day, which can be portioned into 2-3 meals.
  • It’s also essential that they have a lot of protein, minerals, and vitamins in their food so their muscles can grow and repair easily. To get a better idea, it’s essential to speak to a vet who can advise the right brands and formula concerning the weight, height, age, and health problems a Doberdoodle has.

Final Thoughts

Doodleman Pinschers are an intelligent, high-energy breed that requires a large amount of physical and mental stimulation. They must be gently and correctly trained to avoid any aggressive behavior. When trained correctly, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more loyal and protective dog.

The intellect and rich history of the Poodle combined with the loyalty of Dobermans makes for a great combination breed. They are great with children and other pets and easy to train with their eagerness to please their owners. Doberman Pinscher Poodle mixes are an ideal dog for active owners who enjoy being outdoors, and they will make a great exercise companion.

If you are looking for a loyal family dog as sweet and gentle as they are protective, the Doodleman Pinscher is an ideal choice.

Edward Hollon is an avid dog lover and writer, knowing all there is to know about our furry friends. Edward has been writing for petdii for three years now, wanting to use her knowledge for good and share everything she can with new dog owners. Edward has two dogs herself - a German shepherd called Banjo and a chocolate labrador called Buttons. Edward knows more than anyone how adjusting to new life with a puppy can turn your life upside down, and she wants to ease some of the burdens through her articles.