What are some characteristics of a German shepherd/doberman mix?


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The best method of predicting the traits of a mixed-breed dog is to find information regarding the characteristics of the breeds involved in the cross. A German shepherd and Doberman pinscher mix is likely to be athletic, intelligent and protective, as these are traits common to both parents.

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In terms of physical attributes, both breeds are medium-to-large and have long snouts and dark coloring. A muscular body is also common. Due to the strong prey instinct of both breeds, early socialization is recommended, especially around other animals and young children. The German shepherd and the Doberman pinscher are breeds that need assertive, strong masters. Otherwise, behavior problems may result.

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