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Why is a Doberman/Rottweiler mix so expensive?

Hi everyone,

I've been searching for a dog breed that would be a good fit for my family and I stumbled upon the Doberman/Rottweiler mix. I have done some research and noticed that this breed can be quite expensive to purchase.

I'm really interested in knowing why the Doberman/Rottweiler mix is so expensive. Is it because of its traits and skills or is it because of its rarity? I would be really grateful if someone could enlighten me on this matter as I am considering whether this breed is worth the cost.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Hi there,

I can share my personal experience with owning a Doberman/Rottweiler mix. I bought my dog from a reputable breeder and it was quite expensive, but it was worth every penny.

From what I learned, the main reason why this breed is expensive is because both the Doberman and the Rottweiler are highly prized dog breeds. They both have great temperaments, are highly trainable, and are intelligent. When mixed together, these traits get passed down to their offspring, making for one impressive dog.

Additionally, this breed is not very common which makes it more expensive to purchase. You might have to look a little harder to find a breeder that specializes in this particular mix, but if you do your research, you'll find reputable breeders who can provide you with a healthy, well-rounded dog.

In my case, I found that my Doberman/Rottweiler mix was definitely worth the cost. She is incredibly smart, loyal, and protective. She is also great with children and other pets in the home, making her an ideal family pet.

Overall, I would say that the cost of a Doberman/Rottweiler mix is certainly worth the investment in the long run. However, ensure you purchase from a reputable breeder to get the best quality dog, avoiding any potential health problems.


Hi there,

I had a Doberman/Rottweiler mix for four years, and I agree with everything that has been said so far. This breed is expensive to acquire, to maintain and to care for over time, but they are worth it.

One of the reasons why this breed is expensive to purchase is their rarity, but also the high level of care that comes with them. Given their fierce nature, they need the right socialization, diet, training and medical care that will enhance their well-being.

These dogs are very intelligent and require a lot of attention and stimulation; to channel this energy positively, you will need to engage in a lot of interactive playtime and exercise with them. One thing that stands out about this breed is how easily trainable they are, so they quickly grasp commands and instructions, making them a joy to work with.

Another thing to note is their medical bills can be quite expensive. Mine developed some health issues due to poor breeding, and he required regular checkups to monitor his progress. He was also prone to excessive shedding, which required frequent grooming sessions to remove loose hair and keep their coat healthy.

In summary, this breed is worth the investment if you are willing to put in the time, effort, and financial resources into maintaining it. Although their cost may seem like an issue initially, it’s important to remember that they will provide you a lifetime of love, loyalty and companionship.



I own a Doberman/Rottweiler mix and I must say that I completely agree with User 1's statement. This breed is quite expensive because of its traits and rarity. However, I would like to add that the cost of owning a Doberman/Rottweiler mix may also increase due to their special dietary needs and potential health risks.

As with any mix breed, it's essential to ensure that the breeder has screened the parent dogs for any hereditary health issues. Hip dysplasia, cancer, and bloat are common health problems that this breed can develop. Therefore, regular checkups and preventive care with your Veterinarian are necessary.

Their dietary needs are more expensive as well. This breed has a high metabolism that requires a specialized diet with high levels of protein, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals to maintain their energy levels.

Nonetheless, my Doberman/Rottweiler mix is the best investment that I have made. He is incredibly protective and follows me everywhere I go. He is very trainable and is continuously learning new tricks, which I find impressive. He occasionally accompanies me while hiking, which reveals his adventurous side.

To sum it up, the cost of owning a Doberman/Rottweiler mix can be expensive due to its traits, rarity, dietary needs, and medical expenses. However, the love, loyalty, and protection this breed offers is worth every penny.



I can understand why someone might think that a Doberman/Rottweiler mix is expensive. I have owned this breed in the past, and while they are an excellent choice for a family pet, they do require a lot of time, energy and financial commitment.

From my personal experience, the cost of owning a Doberman/Rottweiler mix is largely due to their reputation as guard dogs. This breed is fierce, loyal and protective of its owners, which is why it is a popular choice for families looking for a canine companion that can also double as a protector. However, this is also one of the reasons why this breed may not be suitable for everyone.

Additionally, this breed requires a lot of training and socialization to help them feel comfortable around strangers and other animals. This training doesn't come cheap, as it may require hiring professional trainers to work with your dog. Even after formal training, routine obedience training and mental stimulation are also crucial to keep this breed active and stimulated.

Finally, this breed requires a lot of exercise, provides adequate mental stimulation and a nutritious diet to support their high-energy nature. All of these expenses can add up over time.

In conclusion, owning a Doberman/Rottweiler mix can be expensive, but it is an investment in a loyal, protective, and loving companion. However, I would advise anybody considering this breed to only commit to it after weighing the financial commitments and time required to train and care for it.

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