Doodleman Pinscher: Poodle & Doberman Pinscher Mix

Doodleman Pinscher: Poodle & Doberman Pinscher Mix

Height: 24 – 28 inches
Weight: 65 – 90 pounds
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: White, black, red, grey, blue, brown, light brown
Suitable for: Semi-active families who are loyal and protective
Temperament: Protective, playful, intelligent, affectionate

The Doodleman Pinscher is a good-natured dog that is loyal to the family it protects. Their playful and intelligent personalities make them good around children and obey orders from their master. This breed is considered a designer dog. It was first bred in the 1980s. During this time, demands for healthier dog variations were at a high, and breeders were able to mix breeds to create one that was medium-sized, gentle, and hypoallergenic. Doodleman Pinschers aren’t to most popular dog breeds in the world because they don’t qualify as a recognized member of the well-known American Kennel Club, but you shouldn’t let this amazing dog pass you by if you’re looking for a new, fluffy best friend.

Doodleman Pinscher Dog Breed Health, Temperament
Doodleman Pinscher Dog Breed Health, Temperament

What is a Doodleman Pinscher?

The good-natured Doodleman Pinscher is an ideal family dog that brings the playful, intelligent personality of the Poodle together with the devoted, cautious nature of the Doberman Pinscher for a loving, protective and often stubborn family addition. In spite of being “on alert” when around strangers, he gets along well with kids, other dogs and family pets.

Doberdoodles (Doodleman Pinschers): 5 Fun Facts
Doberdoodles (Doodleman Pinschers): 5 Fun Facts

The good-natured Doodleman Pinscher brings together the devoted Doberman Pinscher and the playful Poodle.

 Doodleman Pinscher (Poodle & Doberman Mix)
Doodleman Pinscher (Poodle & Doberman Mix)


The Doodleman Pinscher is a Designer Dog and likely originated back in the 1980s when the demand for healthier variations on popular breeds first surfaced. By mixing and matching pure-bred dogs, breeders were often able to eliminate health issues that plagued the foundation breeds and even produce smaller, gentler or hypo-allergenic variations of some of the popular breeds.


The Doodleman Pinscher is considered a designer dog and this mixed breed status means he doesn’t qualify to be a member of the coveted American Kennel Club (AKC). Both of his parent breeds however are members in good standing; the Doberman Pinscher joined AKC’s “working” group in 1908 while in 1887 the Poodle was accepted into the “non-sporting” group.

How easy are Doodleman Pinscher to train?

Your Doodleman Pinscher is the product of two very intelligent and very active breeds so picking up on commands is not an issue. The challenge may come from him being wilful and deciding he doesn’t want to follow your instruction. Establish yourself as pack leader to bring the best out in this dog. Firm, consistent training that is rewards-based and includes lots of treats and praise will go a long way in successfully training this big boy.

Diet and Nutrition

The Doodleman Pinscher is a large dog that will require a nutrient-rich kibble to support his active lifestyle. Always choose a food that is designed for your pooch’s size, age and activity level and for this dog, one that is low in carbs to prevent him overeating to feel full. Because Poodles can suffer from digestive issues, choose a low-fat food and schedule meals 2 to 3 times per day versus allowing him to free-feed. Poodles are also prone to bloat so ensure exercise is not taken within an hour of him eating.

The independent-thinking Doodleman Pinscher is a loving, easygoing and loyal family dog.

How would you describe the temperament of Doodleman Pinscher?

The independent-thinking Doodleman Pinscher is a loving, easygoing and loyal family dog who simply has a mind of his own when it comes to taking direction. Effective training is all that’s needed to bring out the best in this playful pooch who gets along with kids and other animals alike. He can suffer from separation anxiety when left alone for long periods of time and would do best with a family member working from home. Because he is cautious around strangers, he makes an ideal watchdog.


Your Doodleman Pinscher will weigh between 65 to 90 pounds when he reaches adulthood.

How healthy are Doodleman Pinscher?

All dog breeds are predisposed to conditions. These issues aren’t always avoidable, but helping them live a healthy lifestyle and buying from a quality breeder are your best chances at preventing them. These issues stem from both halves of this breed and have a few more serious conditions than other hybrid dog breeds. Keep a watchful gaze on your pet and take them in for their annual checkups every year to say on top of them. Your biggest concern, in general, should be bloat. Don’t allow your furry friend to eat or drink too fast and refrain from exercise until their food has had plenty of time to digest.

Serious Conditions

  • Addison’s Disease
  • Bloat
  • Epilepsy
  • Narcolepsy

Minor Conditions

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism

How active are Doodleman Pinscher?

Doodleman Pinscher’s are big dogs with a natural need for exercise that includes long walks and opportunities to display their agility. A couple of 1-hour daily walks or even a run will go a long way in helping him burn off energy. Tossing a Frisbee or ball in a fenced backyard or off-leash park will help keep him not only fit but mentally stimulated and socialized. He does have a tendency to wander so ensure playtime is always in a secured space.

The easy-going Doodleman Pinscher is a loving, loyal family dog.

How long will Doodleman Pinscher live?

The Doodleman Pinscher will typically live between 12 and 15 years.

Recognized Clubs

Also known as the Dobermandoodle and Dobermanpoo, the Doodleman Pinscher is a designer dog which means he isn’t recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) however he is a member of the Designer Breed Registry (DBR), American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), Dog Registry of American, Inc. (DRA) and the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR).


The Doodleman Pinscher has a long coat than can grow to 2 – 4 inches in length and be straight like the Dobies or curly like the Poodle. Either way, he will be a minimal shedder and brushing will be strictly to keep his coat matt- and tangle-free versus to offset any shedding. Periodic grooming will be needed to keep him looking his best and because he is a floppy-eared dog, inspection and cleaning of inner ears will help prevent infection.


Doodleman Pinscher pups can inherit the cute curly coat of the Poodle but the stubborn streak of the Dobie so obedience training will be important to bring out the best in this dog. Because he can also grow to be cautious around strangers, socialization should begin at an early age to ensure he is comfortable with new faces and new situations. His propensity toward joint issues later in life means leash training and exercising this little guy should be gradual so as not to injure small limbs.

Related Questions

Are These Dogs Good for Families?

Doodleman Pinschers are excellent dogs if you have a family. They are calm around both children and other pets and benefit from having someone to play with all the time. Their large size might not be ideal for small babies, but they are known to be even gentle with children of all ages. They are a little skeptical of strangers and unknown situations, but it is usually only because they want to trust who is hanging around them and their pack.

Do Doodleman Pinschers Get Along with Other Pets?

Socializing your dog regardless of its breed is the key to helping them get along with other pets. However, the Doodleman Pinscher has a gentle nature and they aren’t likely to fight with another dog unless provoked or threatened.

What’s the Price of Doodleman Pinscher Puppies?

As a designer dog, you aren’t likely to find this breed listed for too cheap. New puppy prices for this breed range from $375 to $1,000. Of course, this price depends on the breeder you buy from, your location, and their bloodline. Cheaper isn’t always better, but that doesn’t mean you always have to pay top dollar either.

In general, you should be able to find a quality breeder at an average price. These higher costs upfront could actually save you thousands of dollars in medical fees as they start to age.

Final Thoughts

Doodleman Pinschers aren’t your stereotypical designer dog that is small and cutesy. These dogs are larger and require a lot of room and a spacious yard to run and play in. They love being around family and their behavior benefits from someone who has experience owning and training a dog already. Their ultimate goal is to protect the ones they love and could be a good addition if you like having the security of a guard dog around.

There are a lot of benefits to owning a Doodleman Pinscher. Even though they are on the more expensive side compared to some other breeds, this dog is well worth it if you hope to watch them grow with your family and look out for you at all hours of the day. They aren’t too crazy to manage and they deserve a family who is going to provide them with everything they need to live a full life.

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.