We keep saying that World Canine Organization disapproves of crossbreeding. But we can’t deny that metis is commonly a smart and good companion if it gets as much effort and attention as a pedigree dog.
In this post, we shall discuss German Shepherd – Doberman mix which is also known as Doberman Shepherd.
How Does Doberman Shepherd Look?
When two different dogs mate, their genes combine in a various way, and sometimes the puppy may have no distinctive marks of the shepherd of Doberman at all. We looked through known half-breeds and accomplished a list of their standard features.
Both parents have long, strong legs and brawny torso, but the metis is likely to be slightly higher than the shepherd (55-65 cm as against 63-72 cm of Doberman). An overall figure can be both shepherd- and Doberman-like, but the latter is spread wider.
Doberman straight legs harmonize with its long neck but in the case of half-breed, the neck may be too short, and the dog will remind one of π-letter.
It’s common for all kinds of German Shepherd half-breeds that their mooze has prominent shepherd features. Nevertheless, the shape of the skull can be more similar to Doberman’s one. The overall impression depends strongly on the proportion between the head and the neck.
Coat and Color
The thickness of coat and the color scheme are entirely unpredictable. Half-breed can be doberman-colored with long fur or shepherd-colored with a smooth skin. Observations show that Doberman color genes are more dominant than shepherds.
Behaviour and Positive Traits
There is a stereotype that Doberman is an aggressive dog, and German Shepherd is much more obedient. In fact, both races are among working dogs class, and the breeders reduced hostile behavior of Doberman.
But when the breeds are mixed, the metis puppy combines both strongest and weakest points of the patents. For example, you will be pleased by:
- Intelligence — Doberman Shepherd is easy to train.
- Quick wits — the dog will learn your lifestyle on a fly, and will never lie near the door in the morning or steal food from the dining table.
- Watchdog features — dog will spot strangers and warn as they approach even without the training.
As any working dog, the half-breed needs a lot of physical and mental activities, consistent training and wholesome food To be healthy and friendly. And then it will become your loving companion or perfect working dog.