Hybrid Breed

Doberman + English Shepherd


Dobsky - A powerful and versatile mix of Doberman and English Shepherd.

The Dobsky, also known as the Doberman and English Shepherd mix, is a fascinating cross between two recognized breeds. The Doberman originated in Germany, while the English She pherd originated in the United States. The combination of these two breeds produces a unique combination of traits and abilities.

The Dobsky is a hybrid breed that has become increasingly popular in recent decades. By crossing the Doberman with the English Shepherd, an attempt was made to combine the positive traits of both breeds and create a versatile dog with a strong protective instinct and work ethic.

Suitability and use

The Dobsky is an interesting blend of the Doberman and the English Shepherd with a variety of characteristics from both breeds. It is a versatile dog that works well as a guard dog, working dog, or family dog. Proper care and training are critical to ensure a healthy and happy Dobsky.

Alternate Name -
Origin Germany - UK
Life expectancy 10 - 13 years
Care requirements low-maintenance - high-maintenance
Activity level average - high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Dobsky

The Dobsky is an extremely versatile dog, suitable for various tasks and activities. Due to its strong protective instinct and alertness , it is well suited as a guard dog or service dog. Thanks to his intelligence and willingness to learn, he can also be successful in various dog sports such as agility, obedience or guard dog sports. In addition, he can also be a loving family dog that builds a close bond with his owners.

The Dobsky will likely exhibit some positive character traits of both parent breeds. These could include:

  • Intelligent and alert
  • Protective instinct and loyalty to the family
  • Work ethic and willingness to learn
  • Energy and stamina for active activities
  • Social compatibility if socialized at an early age.

The Dobsky can be a demanding dog that needs consistent training and adequate physical and mental exercise to reach its full potential. With proper leadership and loving attention, he can become a loyal and reliable companion.

Care and health maintenance

As with all dogs, certain health problems can occur with the Dobsky. It is important to realize that both parent breeds can be prone to certain diseases. Potential health problems include hip dysplasia, eye disease, and heart problems. Regular veterinary examinations and a balanced diet are critical to maintaining the Dobsky's health.

Grooming the Dobsky requires regular brushing to keep the coat free of tangles and matting. Since both parent breeds have dense coats, seasonal shedding may occur. It is important to groom the coat regularly and detangle it. In addition, the ears should be checked regularly for cleanliness and cleaned if necessary. Teeth should be brushed regularly and claws trimmed as needed.

The Dobsky is usually a medium to large dog with an athletic build and a shoulder height of about 60 to 70 inches. Appearance can vary from dog to dog, but they often have a short to medium length coat that can come in a variety of colors, including black, brown and blue.

Fur length short - long
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear - Tilt-ear
Tail lang - fanned out
Anatomy strong, sporty, square, slim
Size ♀ 44 - 68 cm
Weight ♀ 18 - 45 kg
Size ♂ 46 - 72 cm
Weight ♂ 21 - 35 kg
Suitable For -
  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is a condition in dogs where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This can lead to a slowed metabolic rate, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and other symptoms.

  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.

  • Wobbler syndrome

    In veterinary medicine, this is the name given to a complex of symptoms caused by nerve damage in the area of the spinal cord or spinal cord nerves in the area of the cervical spine.

  • Blue Doberman Syndrome

    Blue Doberman Syndrome (Alopecia). This is a hereditary disease that leads to progressive hair loss.

  • Dancing Doberman Diseas

    Initially, there is only bending of the legs, which is caused by muscle failure. In the advanced stage, the disease then leads to paralysis.

  • Ataxia

    Ataxia (from Greek ἀταξία ataxia 'disorder' 'irregularity') is a generic term in medicine for various disorders of movement coordination. Ataxia can occur even when there is no paralysis (paresis), that is, when there is normal muscle strength.

  • Heart disease

    Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.

  • MDR1 defect

    The MDR1 defect is a defect in the MDR1 gene that can occur in some breeds of dogs and in humans. This results in the deficient or absent synthesis of a certain protein which is an important component of the blood-brain barrier, leading to hypersensitivity to some drugs.

  • Metabolic diseases (cystinuria)

    Cystinuria is a hereditary metabolic disease. Affected dogs lack a transport protein for certain amino acids (protein building blocks). In the kidney, the task of this transport protein is a return transport of amino acids from the urine into the bloodstream.

  • This hybrid breed has such qualities as intelligence, alertness, friendliness and loyalty. They are very playful and energetic.

  • Yes, they are easy to train. With a little patience and consistent guidance, they can easily learn new commands.

  • The size of this mixed breed depends on the genetic connection of its parents, the Doberman and the English Shepherd. But in general we can assume that they grow between 40 and 65 cm.

  • The average life expectancy of Dobskys is between 8 and 14 years.

  • The cost of care depends on the particular size and the monthly expenses foreseen by the owner. However, the vet visit, food, dog school and other training sessions are costs that must be planned for.

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