Doberghan

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Germany <> Afghanistan -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Doberghan

Considered loyal with a sense of adventure, the Dobermann parent is a large dog weighing between 29.5 and 41 kilos. The other half of your hybrid, the Afghan Greyhound parent, is generally smaller than the Dobermann, with an average weight of 22.5 to 27 kilos. The Doberghan can be independent and seem aloof, but is also described as a sensitive, perceptive dog. Sometimes reserved, the Doberghan learns quickly and will become a reliable companion for the right person.

History of the Doberghan

The hybrid known as the Doberghan is a new breed of dog that has no detailed history, although its parent breeds do.
        

A little of the Dobermann

        
The Dobermann is a German breed, developed in 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. He was a tax collector looking for a companion who could offer protection and perhaps a little intimidation while he made his rounds. Later, Dobermanns continued to offer protection and were brave companions in war, working as sentries, scouts and messengers. Ancestors of this courageous breed included the intelligent German Shepherd and the agile Weimaraner. In fact, several breeds were combined by Mr. Dobermann as he perfected the breed.
Standard of the Dobermann

A little of the Afghan Greyhound

The Afghan Greyhound is a beautiful, ancient breed from a group of Middle Eastern greyhounds whose roots go back to ancient Egypt. Nomadic tribes used the dog as a hound to catch hare and gazelle for food. Many generations of hunting in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan have resulted in a fast dog with great stamina, agility and jumping ability. The Afghan Greyhound's long coat offered protection against the cold of the mountains. Dogs of this breed remained isolated in the mountains of Afghanistan for centuries. In the early 1900s, the first dogs of the breed arrived in England, where they were known as Persian Greyhounds or Barukhzy Hounds. Their popularity grew slowly, with the dogs attracting mainly the social elite. The breed first appeared in the United States in 1926.
Standard of the Afghan Greyhound

Appearance of the Doberghan

The Afghan Greyhound parent has an exotic appearance and a manner that exemplifies dignity and pride. The Dobermann parent is agile and courageous, adding muscular strength to the Doberghan's appearance. He'll have a small head that's held high, dark eyes and an air of intuitive calm. Your hybrid may have powerful legs that enable it to jump like the Afghan parent is known for. The coat may resemble either of the parent breeds; the Doberman coat is smooth and soft, while the Afghan Greyhound parent contributes a long, silky coat. Legs are generally large.

Temperament of the Doberghan

The Doberghan will inherit its temperament from its parents. The Dobermann influence will give your hybrid characteristics described as loyal, alert and intelligent, making it an excellent watchdog. He can be aggressive with unfamiliar dogs and aloof with strangers, although this can be minimized or completely modified with constant training and encouragement. It's important to set guidelines for your Doberghan, as he can become arrogant and stubborn without them. Your hybrid may have little interest in playing with children (even those in his own home) and other pets, and may be reserved around the family even if he loves them. Affection and praise should be given generously to the Doberghan. He will do mental challenges as part of his day.

Needs and activities of the Doberghan

Activity requirements for the Doberghan can be determined from those of its parents. The Dobermann is a very active dog that will need a significant amount of exercise to maintain its health and well-being. Dogs of this breed are bright and will also benefit from mental challenges. The Afghan Greyhound has been bred to run at high speed when hunting, and although it can control its hunting instincts indoors, it will certainly need space to run outdoors to release its energy. A fenced yard is ideal, and the Doberghan will benefit from regular, brisk walks.

Maintenance of the Doberghan

If your Doberghan resembles the Dobermann, care of its coat should be minimal, requiring grooming with a soft cloth or brush a few times a week. The Afghan Greyhound parent's coat, on the other hand, will require significant maintenance. A long-haired Doberghan should be brushed with a pin brush and combed every two to three days. Proper dental care is essential, with brushing every two or three days a must. Nail care involves trimming every few weeks, checking length, cracks and breaks.

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