Dobie Schnauzer:Doberman and Giant Schnauzer Mix

Hybrid Breed

Doberman + Giant Schnauzer


Dobie Schnauzer ( Doberman and Giant Schnauzer Mix )

The Dobie Schnauzer is a fascinating hybrid breed created by crossing the Doberman and the Giant Schnauzer. Both parents have a rich history and contribute to the unique characteristics of this mix.

  • The Doberman: Originally bred in Germany, the Doberman was developed as a guard and protection dog. He is known for his loyalty, intelligence and working ability.

  • The Giant Schnauzer: Also bred in Germany, the Giant Schnauzer was originally used as a drover and guard dog. He is known for his strength, endurance and protective instincts.

His unique personality, energy and protective instincts make him a challenging but fascinating companion for experienced dog owners and active families. With adequate exercise, mental challenge, and loving training, the Dobie Schnauzer can grow into a loyal and protective companion who enriches the lives of his family. Its medium-length, wiry coat and alert nature make it an impressive dog that will attract the attention of many dog lovers. If you're looking for an active and intelligent dog with protective instincts, the Dobie Schnauzer could be the perfect choice for you.

Alternate Name -
Origin Germany
Life expectancy 10 - 15 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

The Dobie Schnauzer combines the best traits of both parents, developing a unique character.

  • Intelligent and Obedient: The Dobie Schnauzer inherits the intelligence and obedience of the Doberman. He is easy to train and can learn complex commands quickly.

  • Protective Instincts: The Dobie Schnauzer often has strong protective instincts inherited from both parents. He can develop a strong bond with his family and protect them vigorously.

  • Active and energetic: The Dobie Schnauzer has a lot of energy and stamina, which he needs to expend through regular exercise and mental challenges.

  • Alert: Thanks to his guard dog ancestry, the Dobie Schnauzer is often very alert and quick to react to suspicious noises or movements.

Suitability and attitude

The Dobie Schnauzer is a versatile dog that does well in a variety of households: Because of its intelligence and protective instincts, the Dobie Schnauzer is better suited to experienced dog owners who understand its needs and can train it consistently.

However, the Dobie Schnauzer also fits well with active families who enjoy spending time outdoors and can provide the dog with enough exercise and mental stimulation.

Care and health

Caring for the Dobie Schnauzer requires special attention to ensure his well-being.The Dobie Schnauzer needs plenty of exercise and mental challenge to be happy and balanced. Long walks, running or dog sports are important for his physical and mental health.

The Dobie Schnauzer's coat can be medium length and wiry, requiring regular brushing to prevent matting.

As with all dog breeds, the Dobie Schnauzer may be subject to certain genetic health problems. These include hip dysplasia and eye problems. Regular vet visits and a balanced diet are important to maintain his health.

The Dobie Schnauzer can physically have characteristics of both parents:

  • Size: it is usually a medium to large dog with a shoulder height of 60 to 70 cm.

  • Weight: The weight usually varies between 25 and 40 kg.

  • Coat and Color: The Dobie Schnauzer often has medium length and wiry coat that can be found in various colors such as black, brown and gray.

  • Build: The Dobie Schnauzer has a strong and muscular build, similar to the Giant Schnauzer.

Fur length short
Fur flat coated - rough-haired
Ear shape Floppy Ear - Tilt-ear
Tail lang
Anatomy strong, sporty, square, sporty
Size ♀ 60 - 68 cm
Weight ♀ 27 - 48 kg
Size ♂ 65 - 72 cm
Weight ♂ 25 - 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.

  • Cancer

    May be common in older dogs.

  • A Dobie Schnauzer can develop very different behaviors. In order to maintain positive behavior, the dogs must be regularly trained and encouraged to teach them positive behaviors. It is also recommended to accustom them to new or unfamiliar situations and train their social skills to avoid undesirable behavior.

  • No, he is not more demanding than other breeds. This mixed breed is quite adaptable. However, they are energetic dogs and need plenty of daily exercise and playtime to be happy.

  • They have an average life expectancy of 10 to 11 years.

  • Dobie Schnauzers are mostly happy and friendly dogs with a strong protective instinct. But they are also very intelligent and curious, so they need a lot of attention and training.

  • Yes, they can be very good family dogs. This mixed breed is lively, but quite capable of adapting to a quiet environment. Since they are very loving and affectionate dogs, they also make very good family dogs.

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