Doberman Lab Mix Breed Standard:
The Doberman is one of the most popular breeds in the world. It’s popularity is due to its ability to adapt well to any environment and it’s intelligence. The breed was developed from German Shepherd dogs which were bred for hunting purposes, but they have since adapted better than their ancestors and are now used as guard dogs, search and rescue animals, herding dogs, sled dog companions and many other jobs.
The Doberman is a medium sized dog with a body length between 25 – 30 inches (63.5 – 77 cm) and a height between 7 ½ and 8 feet (2.1 m).
They weigh approximately 50 pounds (23 kg). The coat color of the Doberman is usually black or gray, although there are some that have been known to appear white. Some have even been reported to look like a chocolate brown!
The Doberman is a strong working dog, but it does not need much exercise. A regular walk around the block will get them plenty of exercise. If you live in an area where there are lots of trees and hedges, then a long walk through those areas would be ideal for your Doberman.
You could even take him hiking if you wanted to go out into the wilderness for fun!
A good diet is essential for keeping your Doberman healthy and happy. You should buy a quality brand of dog food from your local store or pet shop. As with all dogs, you should never feed them people food as this could make them ill and is not good for their health.
If you are looking to buy a Doberman, you will have to find a responsible breeder who has registered parent dogs. They cost around $600 for a pet quality Doberman, but there are more expensive ones available too. The price can go up to $1500 for a show quality Doberman.
The Doberman is a fairly intelligent dog breed and is very easy to train. If you want a dog that can guard your household and property, then the Doberman is a good choice for you. They are very protective against intruders as well, so you will never need to worry about anyone robbing your home when the dog is around!
Sources & references used in this article:
- Doberman Lab Mix Facts (TMBNA Lot – thedogdigest.com)
- Dog attack deaths and maimings, US & Canada September 1982 to November 13, 2006 (A Channing)
- Milrinone: A clinical trial in 29 dogs with moderate to severe congestive heart failure (A Channing)