If you’ve ever wondered what happens when we cross a Doberman Pinscher with a Poodle, then this guide is going to answer any and all questions you might have about this Doodle breed. Here you’ll learn all about the Doodleman Pinscher – how big they get, what they look like, what’s their temperament and personality like, amongst many other things. So, keep on reading to learn more about the Doodleman Pinscher and why these Doods are simply perfect! 

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What Is A Doodleman Pinscher?

The Doodleman Pinscher is a large-sized hybrid cross between the Doberman Pinscher and Standard Poodle. Doodleman Pinschers are loving, loyal, and super intelligent dogs that make wonderful pets for families, singles, or couples. Of course, as they are quite active, they’re best suited for people who love spending their time doing all sorts of fun activities both indoors and outdoors. 

As with any crossbreed, it can be difficult to predict the outcome. Especially if we don’t have proper insights into their heritage! The Doberman Pinscher, a.k.a Doberman, is a medium to large-sized slender dog with a beautiful sleek dark coat. They were first bred in Germany in the 1880s, but today they’re one of the most well-known purebred dogs thanks to their distinctive looks and unmatched personality. 

The Poodle is another hugely popular dog breed known for its many amazing hairdos and hypoallergenic coats. Poodles also were originally thought to be created in Germany, which makes the Doodleman Pinscher a German through and through. 

The Poodle actually comes in three different sizes – Standard, Miniature, and Toy. Although currently the Doodleman Pinscher only comes in the largest Standard size, we’re hoping to see smaller variations of this amazing crossbreed emerge in the upcoming years. 

Physical Appearance

Much like the purebred Doberman Pinscher, the Doodleman Pinscher often has a slender and athletic build. From the Poodle, they inherit floppy ears, and from the Doberman, they get their long muzzle and neck. 


The Doodleman Pinscher usually comes in colors that are most often seen in purebred Doberman Pinschers. These include black, black and rust, fawn, gray and blue, red and rust, and even white. Of course, their Poodle heritage will also play a role here. Purebred Poodles may come in a variety of solid coat colors from the darkest blacks to the lightest creams and whites. In addition to that, a Doodleman Pinscher may inherit two-toned and patterned coats from the Poodle’s side of the lineage. 

Coat, Shedding, & Hypoallergenic Level

Doodleman Pinschers usually come with curly or wavy, very thick coats. However, some Doodlemans may also take after their purebred Doberman parents with straighter hair. 

As both Poodles and Dobermans are single-coated breeds, the Doodleman Pinscher also has just a single layer of fur. Therefore, they’ll never have a shedding undercoat, unlike some other Doodle breeds. Thanks to their Poodle heritage, Doodleman Pinschers tend to inherit their thick and luscious coats more so from the Poodle’s side of their lineage. 

The curly, Poodle-like coat is the most hypoallergenic, as it sheds the least. To be frank, even Poodles shed hair, but their fur is simply so curly that it tends to trap in everything from loose hair to dirt and debris, alongside any dog dander that’s causing allergic reactions in humans. Having said that, it’s also important you keep in mind that curly-coated Doodleman Pinschers are the most prone to matting and they’ll require the most upkeep out of them all. 

Wavy-coated Doodleman Pinschers are generally less prone to matting, because their hair won’t get as easily tangled. Still, regular grooming is crucial to prevent those mats from forming in the first place. This will also minimize any potential shedding.

Then there’s the straight coat that leans more on the Doberman’s side. But thanks to the Poodle genes in the mix, these Doods also have quite thick coats. Just not as curly or wavy as the other two. 

Doodleman Pinscher Pictures (Puppy & Adult)

So, what does a Doodleman Pinscher look like exactly? Here’s what you can expect with these adorable Doods:

Black Doodleman Pinscher@solo_the_doodleman_pinscher
Black and Tan Doodleman Pinscher@boris_doodlemanpinscher

Doodleman Pinscher Size: How Big Will A Doodleman Pinscher Get?

The Doodleman Pinscher is usually a medium to large-sized dog with a slender and athletic build. Their weight ranges between 50 and 90 pounds and their height between 24 and 28 inches. 

Standard Doodleman Pinscher size
Weight50-90 pounds
Height24-28 inches
When Full-Grown?12.5-16 months

*A dog’s height is measured from their withers, which is the highest part of their shoulder blades.

As with any other crossbreed, the Doodleman Pinscher’s size will largely depend on the size of its parents. The purebred Doberman is a large-sized dog with an average weight of 60 to 100 pounds. Their height ranges between 24 and 28 inches. Like with many other large breed dogs, males tend to be larger than their female counterparts. The same goes for larger Doodlemans. 

The Poodle comes in three very different sizes, from largest to smallest: Standard, Miniature, and Toy Poodle. Because the Doberman Pinscher-Poodle mix is such a new and rare hybrid cross, at the moment they’re most commonly bred with Standard Poodles. But we’re eagerly looking forward to laying our eyes on smaller Mini and Toy Doodleman Pinschers once these Doodles become more and more popular. 

The Standard Poodle isn’t far behind with its weight ranging between 38 and 70 pounds, and a typical height of about 24 to 27 inches at the shoulder. In contrast, Mini Poodles weigh only 10 to 20 pounds, whereas Toy Poodles can weigh as little as 4 pounds. As you can imagine, smaller Toy and Mini Doodlemans can be quite tiny pups! 

Doodleman Pinscher Variations & Generations

Hybrid crosses, including the Doberman Pinscher-Poodle mix, can be bred in many different ways. In correct terms, this is what breeders call generations. Essentially, a Doodleman’s generation tells us how a litter of puppies was bred. Let’s take a closer look:

1st Parent2nd Parent% Doberman Pinscher*% Poodle*
F1 Doodleman Pinscher (first-generation)Doberman PinscherPoodle50%50%
F1B Doodleman Pinscher (first-generation backcross)F1 Doodleman PinscherPoodle25%75%
F1BB Doodleman Pinscher (first-generation backcross backcross)F1B Doodleman PinscherPoodle12.5%87.5%
F2 Doodleman Pinscher (second-generation)F1 Doodleman PinscherF1 Doodleman Pinscher50%50%
F2B Doodleman Pinscher (second-generation backcross)F1 Doodleman PinscherF1B Doodleman Pinscher37.5%62.5%
F2B Doodleman Pinscher (alternate cross)F2 Doodleman PinscherPoodle25%75%
F3 / Multigen Doodleman PinscherF1B Doodleman Pinscher or higherF1B Doodleman Pinscher or higherVariesVaries

*These are generic calculations only – genetics are rarely mathematically accurate.

Doodle Generations explained 2022

As you can see, each generation has been bred in a different way. This can also affect the outcome in terms of a Doodleman Pinscher’s coat type, personality, looks, and other characteristics. Of course, these are just rough estimates, but breeders tend to specialize in certain generations if they’re after specific traits in their Doods. 

For example, if a breeder would like to breed rather small-sized Mini Doodleman Pinschers, they’d likely produce backcross generations like F1b, F1bb, or F2b where the majority of the puppies’ genetic makeup comes from the Miniature Poodle. This will help them achieve more consistency in the litter and predict the outcome better. 

However, today the most common variation of the Doodleman Pinscher is first-generation. But, as with their size, we’re very hopeful that later generations will also become more accessible in the future. 

Personality & Temperament

Doodleman Pinschers are super smart, highly energetic, insanely loving, and fiercely loyal dogs. They have that certain playful side to them, but they’re also known for their stubborn streak. They can also be quite alert, but with their family members they’re simply the sweetest, most affectionate big dogs one could ever wish for. 

All in all, Doodleman Pinschers make wonderful family dogs. Even though they’re quite big and can seem intimidating at first, they’re actually very gentle with children and their loved ones. Still, due to their energetic nature, they might not be the best choice for families with very young children. Regardless if you’re raising a newborn or a pre-teen, the most important thing is to always keep an eye on their interactions with your pet and ensure that all members of the family know how to socialize with the dog. 

Now, you might wonder – are Doodleman Pinschers aggressive? Although we hate to put labels on dogs, sometimes purebred Dobermans are referred to as aggressive. Indeed, Dobermans can be aggressive with strangers, especially when they sense imminent danger. Likewise, improper socialization and training can also lead to fear-based aggression. 

Another thing to note with Doodleman Pinschers is that they will usually form very strong bonds with their family members. Sometimes just one particular human parent. Although you can regard this as the highest form of flattery, it does come with its downsides. Most notably, Doodleman Pinschers can be prone to separation anxiety. Therefore, they’re not best for people who have to leave them home alone for long periods at a time. Likewise, this could make the training process a bit trickier if they only tend to listen to just one family member. 

Doodleman Pinscher Health: Do Doodleman Pinschers Have Health Problems?

When it comes to the Doodleman Pinscher’s health, they’re thought to be healthier than their purebred parents. This is a common phenomenon in hybrid breeds and it’s called hybrid vigor. What it means is that hybrid breeds inherit superior genetics from their purebred parents. This in turn will also reduce the risk of common health conditions of their purebred parents. 

Still, there are certain health problems that Doodleman Pinschers may inherit from each side of their lineage. These include hip and elbow dysplasia, von Willebrand’s Disease, Addison’s Disease, epilepsy, gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV) or bloat, cervical vertebral instability, and hypothyroidism. They’re also at risk of eye conditions like progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and cataracts. 

Then there are some less serious health conditions to keep an eye out for. For instance, due to their floppy ears, there’s restricted airflow that could lead to ear infections. They may also suffer from food allergies and sensitivities, as well as skin sensitivities and allergies. Fortunately, ear infections can be prevented with a good ear hygiene regimen. Similarly, allergies and sensitivities can be managed by switching out allergy-triggering food ingredients and using hypoallergenic dog shampoos and conditioners. 

The average life expectancy of a Doodleman Pinscher ranges between 12 and 15 years. Although the purebred Doberman Pinscher’s lifespan can be around 10 to 13 years, adding the Poodle into the mix with its 12 to 15 year lifespan can also positively affect the Doodleman Pinscher’s lifespan. 

Exercise & Training Requirements

Doodleman Pinschers are very active and intelligent dogs. This means that daily exercise is an absolute must for these Doods. Likewise, mental stimulation is just as important to prevent boredom and the consequent destructive behaviors. 

For Doodlemans, about 60 to 90 minutes of vigorous exercise daily is the perfect amount to tire them out by the end of the day. In addition to your daily walkies, make sure to provide your pup with some high intensity exercise as well, such as playing fetch, running, swimming, or even agility training. Don’t forget fun games where your Dood has to use its brain – this doubles as mental enrichment too! You should also get plenty of chew toys and other fun puzzle toys for your pup to play with. All of this will help enrich them and keep destructive behaviors at bay. 

In terms of their training, the great thing is that Doodleman Pinschers are highly intelligent and eager to please. On the other hand, they can show their stubborn side from time to time. This will obviously make things a bit more challenging. 

The easiest way to get your pup started on the right foot is to set a schedule as soon as you bring your new puppy home, and stick to it. Start with potty training, crate training, and obedience training as soon as possible. Likewise, early socialization is key to teaching your puppy how to interact with people and other pets both inside and outside of your household. 

It goes without saying that you should only use positive reinforcement training methods and never punish your puppy from not performing the way you’d expect them to. Tasty treats and plenty of praise are the way to go. 

Enroll Your Dood In An Online Puppy School

A lot goes into successfully raising a puppy, and getting some extra help will sure come in handy. We recommend the Online Puppy School by Baxter & Bella that you can follow at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home. 

Keep in mind, however, that although an online puppy school is a very convenient solution, it won’t provide your puppy with the much-needed socialization with other dogs as in-person training classes would. This is why it’s especially important to safely socialize your Doodleman Pinscher with other dogs and pets from a young age. 

Coat Care & Grooming

Doodleman Pinschers require a lot of upkeep and grooming to keep their coats healthy and looking their best at all times. Although they don’t shed much hair, it does come at a cost. Namely, daily brushing sessions that are vital for any Doodle breed. 

Brushing is the most important step in your Doodleman Pinscher’s grooming routine and we recommend daily sessions, as this helps prevent matting the best. For curly-coated Doodlemans this is an absolute must, but wavy and straight-coated Doodleman Pinschers can be brushed less frequently, about 3-4 times a week. Make sure to get a good quality dog brush and a metal or stainless steel comb that’ll manage to detangle all that thick and textured fur, such as the ones we recommend here

You also have to make sure to get your Doodleman’s coat regularly trimmed, about every 6 to 8 weeks. There are two ways to go about this – you can either take your Dood to a professional groomer every few months, or instead groom your Doodleman Pinscher at home yourself. Needless to say, the second option is much more cost-effective in the long run, and you can easily learn how to do it yourself with the help of our in-depth How To Groom A Doodle At Home: Online Course

Moreover, you should regularly bathe your Doodleman Pinscher with a specially formulated dog shampoo and dog conditioner, trim their nails weekly to prevent overgrown nails and injury, brush their teeth to prevent dental problems, and clean their ears to prevent ear infections. 

Where Can You Get Doodleman Pinscher Puppies?

If you’re seriously considering getting a Doodleman Pinscher puppy, we urge you to be extremely cautious so as to avoid getting tricked by Doodle scammers or puppy mills. The most important thing is to do your research and opt for an ethical breeder that follows responsible breeding programs. These breeders conduct extensive health and DNA testing on their breeding dogs to ensure that their puppies are only born from the healthiest, strongest bloodlines. 

Of course, these reputable breeders are also well-versed in anything related to Doodle breeding and how to raise well-rounded puppies. They usually raise their dogs and puppies in a safe and nurturing home environment and also put great emphasis on their nutrition, enrichment, and training. 

You’d probably want to know – how much does a Doodleman Pinscher cost? In the US, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 and up to $4,000 when opting from a responsible breeder, give or take. 

Understandably, it’s not the easiest of tasks trying to find a good, ethical breeder that’s actually worth your time. For this reason, we created our Doodle Breeder Directory that lists reputable and ethical Doodleman Pinscher breeders all across the US and soon other countries as well! 

Doodleman Pinscher: FAQ

Do Doodleman Pinschers Make Good Pets?

Doodleman Pinschers make excellent pets for all sorts of different households and families! They’re intelligent, very loving and loyal, playful, and overall fun Doods to have by your side for many years to come. Of course, they do require plenty of affection and attention, daily exercise and mental stimulation, as well as training and socialization to prevent any behavioral problems. 

Do Doodleman Pinscher Dogs Bark?

Indeed, Doodleman Pinschers can sometimes be loud and vocal. That’s because the purebred Doberman was initially bred to protect its owners, and the Poodle isn’t the most quiet dog, either. But with proper training and desensitization techniques, you can prevent this from becoming an issue. 

Who Is A Doodleman Pinscher Best For?

A Doodleman Pinscher is best for active people who won’t shy away from plenty of daily exercise and mental stimulation activities that these dogs need. They’re best for larger homes with fenced backyards, where they have plenty of space to romp around, play, and exert all that energy they have in them naturally. The great thing is that Doodleman Pinschers tend to get along well with children and other pets too, provided that they’ve been properly socialized from a young age. So, there are no restrictions in these areas either. 

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