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Dobercorso: Cane Corso and Doberman Pinscher Mix A Complete Guide

Cane Corsos and Doberman Pinschers make excellent guard dogs. Focused, protective, and unbelievably loyal, they will make sure no one comes into their home without proper warning.

Despite coming from different lineages, they have pretty similar personalities. However, they have distinct looks that create different appearances in their puppies. 

Cane Corso and Doberman Pinscher Mix

When you mix a Cane Corso with a Doberman Pinscher, you will get a dog that will be loyal to a fault. They can be anywhere between lean and thin, or short and stocky, and even their snouts can be long and narrow or wide and flatter.

However, no matter what they look like, there is no denying that the Dobercorso will protect you and make an excellent family dog. 

Keep reading to learn more about the Dobercorso, the Cane Corso, and the Doberman Pinscher.

Cane Corso, Doberman Pinscher, and the Dobercorso Comparison Table

Cane CorsoDobercorsoDoberman Pinscher
Height23.5-27.5 inches23-28 inches24-28 inches
Weight88-110 pounds60-110 pounds60-100 pounds
Life Expectancy9-12 years10-12 years10-12 years
ColorsBlack Fawn Gray Red Black brindle Chestnut brindle Gray brindleBlack Brindle Fawn Gray RedWhite Black and rust Blue and rust Red and rust Fawn and rust
Coat TypeSmooth, double coat Short lengthSmooth Short lengthSmooth Short length
Affection levelsPretty affectionate Average playfulnessPretty affectionate Pretty playfulVery affectionate Pretty playful
Shedding LevelLess sheddingAverage sheddingHigher amount of shedding
TemperamentVery protectiveVery protectiveVery protective
Health IssuesBloat Hip dysplasia Elbow dysplasia Heart conditions Eye disorders Demodex mangeBloat Hip dysplasia Heart conditions Eye disorders Albinism von Willebrand’s diseaseBloat Hip dysplasia Heart conditions Eye disorders Albinism Hypothyroidism von Willebrand’s disease
TrainabilityPretty easy to trainVery easy to trainVery easy to train
ExercisePretty high energyVery high energyVery high energy
Friendliness to PeopleAlright with strangersAlright with strangersPretty good with strangers
Friendliness to DogsAlright with other dogsAlright with other dogsAlright with other dogs
Drooling LevelsAverage droolingAverage droolingLess drooling
Mental StimulationAverage mental stimulationHigher mental stimulationHigher mental stimulation
Barking LevelAverage barkingAverage barkingAverage barking
Cane Corso, Doberman Pinscher, and the Dobercorso Comparison Table

About Cane Corsos

About Cane Corsos
Cane Corso Dog

Cane Corsos are dogs that make excellent guard dogs. They are large, muscular, and overall intimidating. They are more than happy to spend their days running around protecting the home and yard. 

With their large size, they do best in a larger home where they have space to walk around and roam outside.

They are eager to be useful and do their best with a job or task to fill most of their time, but they also enjoy lounging around and spending time with their family members. 

Out of all Mastiff breeds, they are the most athletic and fast. They make excellent exercise partners if you enjoy hiking or long walks. In the past, Cane Corsos have been known to be war, guard, farm, and hunting dogs and carry these behaviors with them. 

This means they may not do well with smaller animals around the house without proper training from an early age.

They have a high prey drive and are quick to chase anything that runs. They may also not be great with other dogs and frequent guests unless they get a lot of socialization at a young age. 

Since these dogs aren’t easy to control due to their size and strength, they must get a lot of training and socialization at a young age.

Otherwise, they may be highly territorial and out of control. Thankfully they are easy to train and eager to please as long as you are willing to stay in charge and don’t show fear when handling them. 

About Doberman Pinschers

About Doberman Pinschers
Doberman Pinscher Dog

Doberman Pinschers are excellent police dogs. They are also known as German Pinschers due to their history originating in Germany. Their name also comes from their original breeder, Louis Dobermann.

They are thought to be a cross between many breeds as he had a lot of strays to work with since he owned a pound.

The idea was that dogs such as Rottweilers, Great Danes, German Shepherds, English Greyhounds, and even Manchester Terriers were all mixed to create the Doberman Pinscher. 

They are another large dog, weighing around 75 pounds on average and standing near 26 inches tall. They were bred to be very protective and loyal guard dogs.

They have also been used as police, military, rescue, and therapy dogs, showing their patience and protectiveness. 

They are excellent family dogs as well as they are quick to pick up any tasks or tricks their owners challenge them with. It also helps to improve bonding between the Doberman and their owner, to help them grow closer.

They are very loving and treat motivated so it is pretty easy to appease them. They are very intelligent, ranking in the top five for most intelligent dogs. 

They need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation and they tend to do best with a constant job or task. They are great for agility, rally, and obedience competitions.

For exercise, they need a few hours of strenuous exercise a day. A walk is nothing more than a quick warm-up and won’t stop them from being destructive when bored or full of energy. 

About The Dobercorso Dog Mix:

Dobercorsos are large dogs with a lot of personality and spunk. They make excellent family dogs and work hard to make their family happy by doing tricks and protecting the house. Though they have many different ways they can look, their sensitive, eager-to-please personalities are relatively similar. 

They are very needy dogs and do well with their family spending a lot of time with them. They also need a lot of exercise.

Many owners of Dobercorsos and similar breeds find themselves resorting to treadmills or driving around while their dogs walk alongside them to burn enough energy. 

Are Dobercorsos Dangerous?

It is no secret that Dobermans are listed as one of the most aggressive dog breeds. This doesn’t mean they are naturally aggressive or will attack anyone that comes up to them. But it does mean that they need a lot of training and socialization. 

The same is true of their offspring, especially the Dobercorso. Both Cane Corsos and Dobermans are protective. If they aren’t socialized to other dogs, people, and places early on and often, they may handle new situations with aggression.

They need to know to always listen to you and anyone else in your family, as well as how to handle different situations.

Learning when they are meant to be protective and when they aren’t is key to this dog being a friendly and non-aggressive pet – when they aren’t guarding the house. 


Dobercorsos are very good protectors, with a strong bite and an intimidating look. However, they are no danger to their family members. They are loyal and faithful and are quick to step in for their family, even if it risks their own life. 

They do have a high prey drive and don’t always get along the best with other dogs, especially smaller ones that they can easily hurt without meaning to.

Despite their frightening look and protectiveness, they are very sensitive dogs that can get upset if you are not happy with them, and will do almost anything to please their owners.