Dobermans in the movies
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.
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Rodney the Doberman from the 1946 movie “It Shouldn’t Happen To A Dog”.
Two Dobermans in the James Bond movie, Moonraker (1979). Although, in the killing scene, the dogs look more like the Beauceron breed.
Zeus & Apollo or “the lads” owned by Higgins of Magnum PI (tv series 1980-1988)
Cerberus the zombie Doberman from Resident Evil (2002)
Tripoli from the movie Eyes of an Angel with John Travolta (1991)
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.
A bounty hunter lives in a van and fights crime with his Doberman partner, Munch (1990)
K-911 (1999 movie) with James Belushi and Zeus the police dog who knows Dutch commands.
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)
Blackie from the movie Hugo (2011).
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.