- SIZE: 7
- GROOMING:: 6
- EXERCISE NEEDS: 7
- GOOD WITH DOGS: 9
- WATCHDOG: 9
- BREED: Doodleman Pinscher
- COLOR(S):Black and brown, red, and white.
A Doodleman Pinscher is a Poodle hybrid that is a cross-breed of a Poodle and a Doberman Pinscher and may demonstrate any combination of traits from those two breeds. Poodle hybrids have become very popular in the past few years. They play a big role in the current designer dog trend. The cross with the Poodle is usually because of the Poodle\'s nonshedding coat. The experimentation of these hybrid or designer dogs has not been recognized by the American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club. The key to cross breeding to purebred dogs is what is called hybrid vigor, the breeding resulting in a healthier dog with superior genetic constitution can come from dogs purebred for so long that they have common genetic disorders. Be sure to choose experienced Doodleman Pinscher breeders for accurate representations of the breed.
Doodleman Pinscher puppies and dogs will typically be pleasant, good-natured, and affectionate. They are loyal, devoted, and loving. They do best in a home with older, considerate children. Doodleman Pinscher puppies and dogs will generally do well with other dogs and non-canine pets. Doodleman Pinscher\'s are suspicious of strangers but should not be aggressive. They are protective of their family, property, and territory and make excellent watchdogs.
Depending on coat type, the Doodleman Pinscher requires frequent brushing to remove loose and dead hair or professional clipping.
It is important to keep the ears clean to prevent infection. Doodleman Pinscher puppies and dogs may be prone to such health issues as Von Willebrand\'s Disease, bloat, hip dysplasia, Wobbler Syndrome, PRA, skin problems, and epilepsy.
Doodleman Pinscher puppies and dogs will do okay in apartments provided they are sufficiently exercised and mentally stimulated. They do best in a home with an average-sized securely fenced yard where there is ample room for off-lead play. Doodleman Pinscher puppies and dogs thrive on family interaction and securely leashed walks.
Doodleman Pinscher puppies and dogs may be stubborn and dominant. Early socialization and obedience are a must. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.