Species group: Mixed Breeds
Other name(s): Doberdane
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.
The first generation Doberdane is a cross between the Doberman Pinscher and the Great Dane, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the parent breeds in the mix. They are huge and, if properly socialized, can deter intruders from your property thanks to their imposing size, alert watchfulness, and deep warning bark.
Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, the Doberdane is going to be big and powerful, so be prepared to handle a large animal.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog, the differences between the Doberman and the Great Dane personality means you need to be prepared for a variety of potential behaviors. You will want to socialize this large animal with kindness and consistency from an early age, and you want to discourage it from problem jumping or barking.