It was just a matter of time before the hybrid dog trend brought about some new creations. Hybrid dogs are the result of mating two different purebred dogs. A common hybrid you may have already seen, is the golden doodle, a mixture of the poodle and golden retriever dog. The labradoodle is a mixture of poodle and labrador. A less familiar combination is the doberman hybrid dog.
Hybrids are also referred to as cross breds or designer dogs. Hybrids are not considered mixed breeds or “mutts”. Mixed breeds are of an unknown breeding background or heritage, whereas hybrids have been carefully bred.
With the popularity of these hybrid or designer dogs, there is now concern that proper breeding for desirable characteristics is being disregarded by unethical breeders. Hybrids that were created to present the best characteristics of two different breeds may be disregarded by some breeders. These breeders are more motivated by the high prices that hybrid dogs can command than anything else.
Since the main dog breed registries only register purebred dogs, the American Canine Hybrid Club was formed to recognize dog hybrids. Looking at the current list of hybrid breeds, there are a few doberman hybrids (or doberman mixes) that are recognized.
Beagle x Doberman Pinscher = Beagleman
Doberman Pinscher x Old English Sheepdog = Dobsky
Doberman Pinscher x Poodle = Doodleman Pinscher
Doberman Pinscher x Rottweiler = Rotterman
If you check out photos of these doberman cross breeds, I’m sure you’ll agree they don’t do justice to the the doberman pinscher breed. I found these doberman hybrids pretty ugly actually. Dobermans are so popular partly due to their beautiful body structure. They have a lean, athletic looking body and to change it, is almost sinful in my opinion. I really don’t think these doberman hybrids will become popular and most likely they were only created out of curiousity or for novelty. Hopefully this is a trend that dies. If you’re looking for a doberman pet, I recommend you stick with doberman purebreds for a quality breeder.
What do you think of the doberman hybrid dogs?