The Golden Retriever Doberman Mix is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Golden Retriever and the Doberman. The Doberman is obviously a more protective and dominant dog and the Retriever is one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. They should be good with the family and other pets – if properly socialized! Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Golden Retriever Doberman Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the brindle or other iterations.
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DOBERMAN GOLDEN RETRIEVER 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.
Golden Retriever History:
The Golden Retriever was originally bred in Scotland in the mid-19th century. When they were initially bred and created the existing retriever dogs weren’t cutting it for the wealthy Scottish elite who liked to hunt waterfowl. The existing retriever breeds were inadequate for retrieving downed game from both water and land. Retrieving from both land and water was necessary because the hunting grounds of the time were pocketed with marshy ponds and rivers. Consequently, the best water spaniels were crossed with the existing retrievers, resulting in the establishment of the breed today known as the Golden Retriever.
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 Dobermann.
Hence the name. 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 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 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 Doberman breed. Philip Greunig’s The 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 Doberman to become the dog we recognize today.
The American Kennel Club believes the breeds utilized to develop the Doberman Pinscher may have included the old shorthaired shepherd, Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier and the German Pinscher.
DOBERMAN GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX SIZE AND WEIGHT
Height: 21 – 24 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 55 – 75 lb.
Lifespan: 10 – 12 years
Height: 24 – 27 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 60 – 100 lb.
Lifespan: 8-10 years
DOBERMAN GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX PERSONALITY
This mix is a very intelligent, devoted and loyal companion. Both of these dogs are very friendly and loving dogs. The Doberman will bring in a higher prey drive with its hunting and protective background. It should also be a very powerful swimmer. If you are a couch potato or don’t like to be active this isn’t the breed for you. She is calm, intelligent, confident and eager to please. While friendly she is wary of strangers and alert making a good watchdog. She gets along well with everyone and is quite a well mannered dog! She loves to have fun and play too and will need some outdoor space to do this in. She is loving, reliable, brave and warm.
DOBERMAN GOLDEN RETRIEVER 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 Doberman might be prone to hip dysplasia, allergies, ear problems
Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.
DOBERMAN GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX CARE
What are the grooming requirements?
This dog is going to have a higher than average shedding amount. If the Doberman shines through it won’t be as aggressive a shedder because it doesn’t shed that much. Get ready to invest in a good vacuum and keep your floors clean anyways. Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.
What are the exercise requirements?
Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. This mix will more than likely have a high energy level as both dogs are working breeds. This exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog.
Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. A tired dog is a good dog.
What are the training requirements?
This is an intelligent dog that should be easy to train. The best thing you can do is break the sessions into shorter daily sessions to keep their attention span higher. 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.
DOBERMAN GOLDEN RETRIEVER 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.