What is the Doberman Labrador Mix?

The Doberdor is a Doberman Labrador mix, a graceful yet powerful alpha dog. This regal breed needs a strong and confident alpha pack leader!

The Labrador Doberman Mix will have a very powerful body, mind, and spirit. So if you are not up to taking a firm but gentle control of an energetic dog breed, please move on! However, if you’re up for the challenge and are willing to take the time to train and socialize your pup, then let’s get into the article!

In this article, we will get into both of the parents history! Before we dive into the Doberdor!

The Labrador has held the record of the most popular family dog since 1991.
~Source: AKC

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The Labrador Retriever Characteristics

  • Weight – 55-80 pounds
  • Height – 22-24 inches
  • Lifespan – 10-12 years
  • Major Health Concerns – hips & elbow dysplasia, stomach turn over, cancer, obesity
  • Exercise – 30-45 minutes/day is adequate

America’s favorite dog breed is the Labrador Retriever, is an agreeable and friendly companion that is a popular choice for families. Labs are highly social and have a love for all people, children and animals alike, which explains their widespread popularity.

Labrador Personality and Temperament

  • Loving
  • Loyal
  • Caring
  • Easy to train
  • Easy going
  • Very intelligent
  • Happy
  • Playful

Labrador Origin

Labradors were bred in Canada to help fishermen and hunters Retriever their catches. They needed a friendly dog that loved to go fetch and also enjoyed being in the water.

The Labrador Retriever of today was brought over to England in the 1800s by English nobles. This is the breed known today as the English Labrador Retriever. Which are bred more for as dogs for show, companionship, and conformation.

The English Labrador is shorter, stockier, thicker necked and more mellow than their American cousins. If you would like to know more about the American Labrador VS, the English Labrador click the link!

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The Doberman Pinscher

  • Weight – 70-100 pounds
  • Height – 24-26 inches
  • Brushing – 1x- wk
  • Lifespan – 10-13 years
  • Exercise – 30-50 minutes
  • Health Issues – bloat, hip dysplasia, bone cancer, VWD

The Doberman Pinscher is the best-known guard dog in the world! They are like the terminator in dog form! If you are interested in the dog breed or any other type of guard dog breed, we have that article here as well!

Personality traits of the Doberman Pinscher

  • Loyal
  • Protective
  • Wary of strangers
  • Territorial
  • Loving
  • Caring
  • Playful

Doberman Pinscher origins

The Doberman was created in 1860 by a German Tax collector, Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, who was sent into the rough neighborhoods of the city. He bred the Doberman as a way to protect himself in his tax-collecting work.

Doberman’s are very fast, sleek, and very protective, earning their reputation as top guard dogs! They need early socialization, strict rules, and lots of love, exercise, and attention from their owners.

The Labrador Doberman Mix

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A Quick Rundown of the Doberman Labrador Mix

  • Height – 20-24 inches
  • Weight – 60-100 pounds
  • Lifespan – 10-14 years
  • Colors – Black, Yellow, Chocolate, Blue/Rust, Fawn/rust, Red/Rust, Rust/black
  • Exercise – 30-45 minutes
  • Training – Start early and it will save you a lot of hassle in the end.
  • Socialization – take your puppy to classes as soon as you can
  • Temperament – Could favor the Dober or the Lab
  • Grooming – 10-15 minutes weekly
  • House or Apartment? – Needs large to a mid-sized house with a yard

The Doberman Labrador Mix is a sweet, gentle, loving, caring, loyal, stubborn, and protective of his/her masters. The Doberman Labrador mix is not for a first-time dog owner, they need an experienced dog owner to own them.

Even though the Doberman Labrador Mix is half Labrador they are also half Doberman. The Doberman has a very strong alpha male mentality. They need to know who is the alpha in the pack and where they are in the chain of command is. Your dog needs to always know that you’re in charge and not the other way around.

In this last part of the article, we will tell you about the Doberman Labrador Mix training, socialization, temperament, exercise, grooming and finally but not least the Doberman Labrador mix health issues. So let’s get going!

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Onyx our Doberman Labrador mix. Rescued from near death from a local park. Best dog ever! Image by Labrottie.com

What is the Training needs of the Doberdor?

 Training all dogs is essential! No matter the breed or the size (including your ankle bitters! 😆😉), if you want a well-adjusted dog breed, training, exercise, and socialization is key to having a well-trained dog!

Neglecting your puppy’s obedience training can make your life with your fur-buddy a nightmare. The Doberman Lab Mix can become overly aggressive and protective and will not obey or follow your rules.

The Doberdor is a brilliant dog, so proper training is a must as well as mental stimulation! It is better to train them while he is a puppy. So the younger you can start teaching, the easier it will be.

While training, you must not allow yourself to relent on him/her not following your commands. Keep issuing the command that you want him to follow until he does exactly what you say.

Socialization for the Doberman Lab Mix

Socialization is an important stage in a puppy’s life, especially for the Doberman Labrador mix. You don’t want your dog to go chasing any animal, or humans. The best way to stop the chasing is to expose him to lots of experiences, such as walks in the city. The goal is to desensitize your puppy by getting him used to being around other people, objects, cars/trucks, and smells.

Part of the socialization is taking your puppy to puppy classes, where he/she can meet different puppies and animals.

Exercising the Labrador Doberman Mix

The exercise needs of the Doberman Lab Mix is very important. I often say the three most important things that you could give to your dog throughout his life—besides love, of course—is exercise, training, and socialization. The Doberman Lab Mix needs at least 30-40 minutes of strenuous exercise.

Whether that is fast walking (I don’t mean just down to the mailbox) jogging, or running. The one thing you do not wanna do is take him to the dog park until he has had his vaccine shots. It would be like going back to the black plage time.

The side effects of not exercising your Lab Doberman Mix can very bad, ruined furniture, constant barking, aggression, overprotectiveness, and depression. If you cannot commit to at least 40 minutes of playing then please get a Chihuahua.

5 Most Important Things to Give Your Dog

  • Exercise
  • Training / Discipline
  • Socialization
  • Affection
  • Healthy Food

The Temperament of the Doberman Lab Mix

  • Intelligent
  • Eager
  • Playful
  • Loyal
  • Attentive
  • Energetic
  • Trainable
  • Protective

The temperament of the Doberman Labrador mix is one that is kind, loving, watchful, playful, and loyal.

A Labrador Doberman mix will be loving, kind, and loyal if you train him right. The exact opposite can and will be true if you don’t put the time and effort into properly training your Labrador Doberman mix.

Some people may think that the Doberdors could have too much aggression, especially from the Doberman side. But even guard dog breeds like Dobes make great family pets with proper time and effort in training and socialization.

So give your Labrador Doberman Mix every bit of free time that you have to train and socialize him well. It is all up to you on how you raise and train your Doberdor.

Before getting your puppy, assess if you will have the time for the necessary training, exercise, and socialization. This is the critical part that too many dog owners omit.

It’s too easy to want to bring home that adorable puppy. But it’s essential to put in the time, effort, love, and care into raising your puppy right. If you can’t, you’ll have problems and destruction. If you can, it will set you up with a great dog and a loyal companion for life.


Have you ever heard of the saying the Labrador sheds twice a year? From spring to summer, and from summer to winter, at which time there’ll be dog hair everywhere!

Brushing the Labrador Doberman Mix will be an everyday thing for spring and fall. Twice weekly is sufficient in winter and summer.

Labrador Doberman mix dogs shed a lot, so plan on daily brushing in spring and fall, and a couple times weekly otherwise.

Doberman Labrador Mix – Health issues

  • Bloat or Gastric Dilatation – where gas builds up in the stomach, causing the intestines to knot up and block blood from going into and out of the stomach and heart. This can kill your dog in a matter of hours. The most common reason for this to happen is if you exercise your dog after he eats.
  • Hip Dysplasia – common to purebreds, it is not life-threatening, but can be painful to the dog.
  • Bone Cancer – can happen to a dog at any age, but generally happens to older dogs.
  • Von Willebrands Disease – A blood clotting disorder.
  • Cold tail – also called dead tail, limber tail, swimmer’s tail, frozen tail, limp tail, sprung tail, and broken tail, it tends to happen to sporting dogs. The tail stops wagging from overuse and can be painful for the dog.
  • Obesity – Be careful not to give your dog too many treats. It is easier Labrador to gain weight.
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) – is a disease that causes blindness over time.
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The Doberdor needs a strong alpha pack leader, that will not bend to whatever the dog wants whenever. The Doberman Labrador Mix needs a good amount of exercise, love, training, and socialization to make this awesome breed a perfect match for you and your family!

If you don’t think that the Doberman Labrador mix is not the right fit for you, we have a close cousin to the Labrador Doberman mix. Which is the Rottweiler Doberman mix, they require a little bit more in training, but they may fit your needs better than the Doberdor.

Do you have a doberdor? We’d love to see photos and hear about your pup! You can send your photos, info, and question to us by email!

If you have decided on getting a Doberman Labrador mix, we have several other articles on dog names that may fit your new puppy!

Do you have a mixed dog breed? And want to know what breed he/she is? But don’t know which dog DNA test kit to use? Well, we recently did a DNA test for Zeus, and boy are the results shocking!

If you are in the market for a guard dog then we have the perfect article for you! If you liked this article we have another article on the Rottweiler Doberman mix that you will enjoy!

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