Have You Seen These Famous Dobermans?

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Dobermans have been featured in lots of movies and tv shows, old and new. Some of these of hidden gems that are really fun to watch, whether you’re a Doberman fan or just like odd movies.  Unfortunately, the Doberman Pinscher breed is still usually portrayed as the guard dog with an attitude.  We know they do this well, but people also need to see their other side, the intelligent, goofy and fun dog that we know they are.

These guys made the list, did we miss any other Doberman movie stars?

Let us know in the comments below.



doberman movie from 1946 with Rodney

Rodney the Doberman from the 1946 movie “It Shouldn’t Happen To A Dog”.

Doberman dogs from Bond movie. Waiting to eat meat on command.

Two Dobermans in the James Bond movie, Moonraker (1979).   Although, in the killing scene, the dogs look more like the Beauceron breed.

magnum pi dobermans sitting next to Higgins

Zeus & Apollo or “the lads” owned by Higgins of Magnum PI (tv series 1980-1988)

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Cerberus the zombie Doberman from Resident Evil (2002)

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Tripoli from the movie Eyes of an Angel with John Travolta (1991)

                                                    doberman gang 1970's movie

The Doberman Gang  (1972)- 6 Dobermans named after famous bank robbers: Dillinger, Bonnie, Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson, and Ma Barker.  Two sequels followed: The Daring Dobermans (1973) and The Amazing Dobermans (1976). Watch a preview of The Doberman Gang.


doberman fights crime with bounty hunter

A bounty hunter lives in a van and fights crime with his Doberman partner, Munch (1990)

police doberman dog with james belushi

K-911 (1999 movie) with James Belushi and Zeus the police dog who knows Dutch commands.

movie with talking doberman and mentally unstable man

This is a short 12-minute (2002) film about a mentally unstable man with a talking Doberman who likes snotty hankies. Probably the strangest movie on this list but it’s funny and worth watching.

Diablo (voice of Edward James Olmos) in ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua’ (2008)

Alpha from the movie UP (2009)

doberman movie dog from Hugo

Blackie from the movie Hugo (2011).

Jackie Chan with group of dobermans chase him in maze

The Dobermans from Jackie Chan’s last movie, Chinese Zodiac (2012).  Watch a pack of Dobermans chase Jackie in a maze.  Jackie enjoyed working with the dogs but he did get bitten. You can see the out-takes at the end.


  1. Wray Breen said:

    Having had my own Dobermans at my side for 23 years, I can hardly forget the first notable Doberman film that I enjoyed. “They Only Kill Their Masters” (1972)
    Directed by James Goldstone, written by Lane Slate, the movie starred
    James Garner, Katherine Ross, Hal Holbrook. The story of a small California Police Chief who investigates a suspicious death involving the victim’s own dog that presumably killed its owner. Of course, by the end of the film the Doberman is innocent.

    February 27, 2017
  2. Bryan said:

    It wasn’t only 1952 & 1953 that a Doberman won Best In Show at Westminster, but also 1939 & 1989.
    1939 Ferry v Rauhfelsen of Giralda
    1989 Ch. Royal Tudor’s Wild As The Wind

    October 25, 2016
  3. Doc Stu said:

    Can’t forget the Dobies in See No Evil, Hear No Evil with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor from 1989!

    June 5, 2016
  4. Lyn said:

    Add the episode of Walking Drad which featured Ricky Bobby and his daughter Fury, who both are also starring in the upcoming novie The Boss with Melissa McCarthy

    March 19, 2016
  5. Nancy Sabo said:

    What about the Monk weekly show that was filmed at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco about a famous baseball…?

    February 6, 2016
  6. Dave said:

    Let’s make more dobie movies sensei

    December 13, 2015
  7. jim wolfie said:

    Vicki no one loves Dobermans more than I, but in all fairness. I could be wrong, but if memory serves, that dog was missing some teeth. but since the judge could not touch him to open his mouth no one was aware at the time. hail the Doberman “Dog of all dogs”.

    December 10, 2015
  8. Dave moore said:

    Any movies with dobermans in is good great breed

    December 9, 2015
  9. Speed said:

    Saved the lives of 250 US Marines 23 July 1944 on Guam. KIA during same battle from enemy fire. 1 of 25 Dobermanns noted at the WW2 war dog memorial.

    July 1, 2015
  10. Christina said:

    I know that this is a man not a dobermann but i think this list should include Carl louis fredrichs Doberman the man who bred the breed! Without him we would not have this wonderful dog breed we know today!

    March 22, 2015
  11. Max Leighton said:

    My brother had a greatdane, but these guys look fiercer!

    November 13, 2014
  12. Michelle said:

    Omlette From Satifaction ^^

    August 26, 2014
  13. Vika said:

    Don’t forget Adolph from Ruthless People with Danny Devito and Bette Midler!

    August 30, 2013
  14. Denise M said:

    We need to add Blackie from Hugo to this list!

    June 15, 2013

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