The Doberman Pinscher is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, renowned for its good looks and protective nature. Bred in 19th-century Germany, Dobermans have been used as working dogs, therapy dogs, and beloved guardians for families. While nobody knows for sure what breeds were used to create the Doberman, it is believed that the Rottweiler, German Pinscher, Great Dane, German Shepherd Dog, Manchester Terrier, and English Shorthair Greyhound were all involved. The Doberman's distinctive appearance has also been used in the creation of designer dogs.
For example, the Irish Hound is a powerful hunter, so it is expected that the Werewolf - a cross between a Doberman and an Irish Hound - has a great prey instinct and protective streak from the Doberman. It is important that the Werewolf receives good early training and socialization to ensure it does not become overly protective and will return when called. Properly socialized and trained, this Doberman mix is an affectionate pet that will always be alert to threats to its family. Another unlikely pairing of breeds is the Dobie-Basset - a cross between a Doberman Pinscher and a Basset Hound - which is an athletic, alert, and intelligent dog.
The Doberman Collie is another mix of these two breeds, while the Dobsky - a cross between a Doberman and a Siberian Husky - would make a great running companion. The Retriever-Doberman mix combines the affectionate nature of the Retriever with the courage and protection of the Doberman. The Springerman - a mix between a Doberman and an English Springer Spaniel - has unique looks, while the Doberman Corso tends to be reserved and quiet but always on guard. Finally, the Doberman Setter mix combines the serious nature of the Doberman with one of the clowns of the dog world - the Irish Setter.