Doberdoodles are dogs that combine two different purebreds, one being the Poodle and the other being the Labrador Retriever. Since they’re the result of mixing two purebreds, you may be wondering how they differ from traditional hybrids like Malshi or Labradoodles? To answer these questions and more, this article provides nine things you need to know about Doberdoodles.
1- They Aren’t Hypoallergenic
Though it’s a common misconception, Doberman Pinschers and Dachshunds are not hypoallergenic dogs. In fact, these breeds do produce dander – just like all dog breeds do. However, there is a lot of controversy regarding what exactly constitutes hypoallergenic. Whether it means no shedding or no smell has yet to be agreed upon among veterinarians and canine specialists.
2 – The Coat
The most notable feature of a Doberdoodle is its coat. It’s not quite as curly as a Poodle’s, but it still needs regular grooming. A professional groomer can do it if you don’t want to do it yourself, but it does need trimming and other special care. So if you are one who doesn’t have time for maintenance, then it might be best that you stick with another breed of dog. #2 – Lifespan: The average lifespan of a Doberdoodle is 12-15 years old. Keep in mind this will vary based on the size of the dog. For example, small dogs may live longer than large ones, so take that into consideration when adopting one. #3 – Temperament: Despite their mixed heritage, they are typically friendly and easygoing around strangers. They also get along well with children and other pets in the household. They’re often very intelligent dogs too!
3 – Buy from Reputable Breeders
It’s important that you buy your Doberdoodle from a reputable breeder. Some things to look for in a good breeder include health clearances, hip certifications, and even DNA testing. The more clearances your puppy has, and/or better ratings they have for hip certifications or DNA tests, the chances are higher that your Doberdoodle will not have any issues with their hips later on in life. This means fewer problems for you and less expensive medical bills!
4 – Health Concerns
Doberdoodles aren’t known for having serious health concerns, but a few have popped up over time. According to My Pet Doberman, kidney disease is most common in male Dobermans and hemangiosarcomas are most common in female Dobermans. To avoid health problems with your pet dachshund mix, stay current on vaccinations and check with your vet regularly. The vet will be able to diagnose any potential health issues before they become severe or life-threatening.
5 – Trainability:
The breed doesn’t seem to be very trainable, according to some reports. It might take some patience and a lot of treats if you want your new dog to sit or shake hands!
6 – Temperament:
It’s hard to say what the temperament of this pup will be because it depends on which breeds he was mixed with!
6 – Training can be Difficult
If you can’t train it, don’t get one. Training these dogs can be incredibly difficult because they tend to have a mind of their own. This means that in order for your dog to listen, you have to work harder than normal. If he doesn’t respect your authority and sees you as alpha, training him is going to be next to impossible. That being said, Doberman pinchers aren’t good guard dogs either! They are more likely to greet strangers with a lick instead of barking at them. But if you want a cuddly companion who’s always happy and eager to please, the Doberman Pinscher might just be the perfect fit for you!
7 – They are Not for Everyone
There are some people who should steer clear of a Doberdoodle. Those who have allergies or don’t like large dogs, for example, may want to pass on a Dobe. Also, those who live in small apartments may be better off adopting another type of pet. Remember that Doberdoos are very large dogs and require plenty of space and lots of exercises. If you are not able to provide your dog with these things, please consider getting a different breed. A smaller dog might suit your needs more appropriately.
There is no such thing as the perfect pet for everyone, but if you are interested in bringing home a Doberdoodle, make sure to keep the above-mentioned points in mind!
8- They Shed Everywhere
A Doberdoodle is a dog, and all dogs shed, right? Not quite. When it comes to shedding, Doberdoodles are in a league of their own. Their double coat requires daily brushing and grooming or they’ll find a way to shed all over your favorite couch. Add in the fur that will inevitably stick to you when you go to pick them up and then try walking across the carpeted floor – now there’s an idea for another DIY project! If you’re not sure about adding an animal that sheds everywhere into your home, look at other options instead like a Lhasa Apso. They shed less than most breeds, but if you still want something fluffy with a personality as big as yours, consider going with the Goldendoodle. They have more hair than most dogs and are very friendly!
8 – Grooming Needs
Doberdoodles are much larger than a typical dog. They shed very heavily and require a lot of brushing. They also have double coats, meaning that they have a thick undercoat and longer topcoat of fur. Because of their thickness, it’s essential to brush them regularly in order to reduce loose hair (which can cause allergies). And because they grow long fur, you need to trim them every six weeks or so. The most important thing you need to know about grooming is that the process may be time-consuming, but the results will be worth it!
9 – Potty Training Can Take Time
It may be a challenge, but don’t give up trying to train your dog. Be prepared for several weeks of accidents before your dog is housebroken. Patience and consistency are important when training a Doberdoodle, as is making sure that your home has been properly pet-proofed so that there’s nothing you really want to keep from your Dobe having access to it. These dogs need at least two hours of exercise per day; it’s vital to maintain their energy levels and promote physical health.