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Doberdor Puppies

Author Happy Doggo
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Oct 27 ·

If you’ve been looking for a large mixed-breed dog, you might have looked at Doberdor puppies. These dogs are a stunning cross between the Doberman and the Labrador Retriever.

As with any dog, however, you should do your research before taking the plunge. Here’s all you need to know about them.

Where To Get Doberdor Puppies

Because they’re a crossbreed, they might be easier to find in shelters than a purebred dog, which is good news for those committed to adopting. However, most likely you’ll still have to settle for an older dog or a puppy that has a lot of other breeds mixed in. There’s no real way for a shelter to verify exact breeds in most circumstances, though you can always DNA test later! Neville…

It’s also possible to find a Doberdor breeder, but breeders who breed mixed dogs can be unethical. You can narrow down your search for a reputable purebred dog by making sure the breeder has AKC papers to prove they’re legitimate. Mixed breed dogs like Doberdors can’t have AKC papers, so it requires a little more vetting on your part.

The last thing you want is your new Doberdor to have health issues because the breeder wasn’t selective enough in their process, or temperament problems because they didn’t get the best start in life.

General breeder red flags include not allowing you to see where the puppy is being brought up, not allowing you to meet the parents of the dog, no health records or shot records to give you, and a general evasiveness when it comes to answering questions.

The Cost

You can expect a Doberdor to cost anywhere between $300 and $1000. If someone is selling a puppy for much less than this, it’s a red flag that suggests the puppy didn’t cost much to raise. They likely don’t have all their shots or adequate socialization. Yepovannes…

Appearance

Because Labradors can come in a variety of colors, the color of your Doberdor’s coat will depend on the parents. What you can rely on is that this will be a fairly large, sturdy dog, likely with floppy ears and a very short coat.

Temperament

Your Doberdor will likely be a very intelligent dog, as both of the breeds that mixed to make it are! They learn easily and respond to training, so it shouldn’t be hard to teach them good manners and tricks. Trick-training can also be great for mental stimulation, and these dogs need it. They’ll also need adequate exercise, as the Doberman part of them can become pushy and destructive when not given enough.

For that reason — and many others — you should also start socialization and training at an early age and ensure your dog gets everything they need.

For the most part, they should be gentle and affectionate companions. Dobermans are often stereotyped as aggressive guard dogs and while they do have the capacity to be protective of their family, raising them properly ensures they’ll be valued family members. Tofu…

Doberdor Puppies – Veterinary Needs

Like any dog, Doberdor puppies need a series of shots when they’re young. These will usually start at six to eight weeks old and end at around eighteen weeks. This is important, as it protects them from distemper, parvovirus, and other nasty and often fatal diseases. At eighteen weeks, they’ll get their mandatory rabies shot as well as bordetella, which protects from kennel cough.

After that, they’ll need check-ups once a year. Your vet will keep an eye out for health conditions, run a fecal test, and give them their booster shots to keep them protected.

It’s imperative to keep them up to date with flea and heartworm medication too. Usually, this is a pill given monthly.

Diet

When it comes to diet, dog owners are spoiled with options. The main two are raw food and kibble.

Some owners love raw food, but it’s important to do it right. Dogs are omnivores and need more than just meat to survive. Some subscription services can prepare meals for you and deliver them to your door, but they can get expensive.

Otherwise, you can feed them kibble. Kibble is perfectly healthy if you choose the right brand, but you should ask your vet’s advice to ensure you do. Some food is full of fillers and isn’t actually good for dogs. Never feed them grain-free food either unless they’re actually allergic to grains, as this has been linked to heart disease in dogs. Neville…

Grooming

If you’re looking for a dog with low-maintenance grooming needs, you’re in luck. The Doberdor’s short coat means the occasional brushing is adequate to keep it in shape.

However, it’s important to keep up with nail, teeth, and ear care. Clip or file their nails every six to eight weeks, and start young to get them used to the tools. Brush their teeth every day and clean their ears when needed.

If your dog struggles with any of this, provide lots of high-value treats until they’re comfortable. Scolding or punishing them will just make them more afraid of grooming.

Doberdor Puppies – Photos

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