Doodleman Pinschers can live for 12 to 15 years. This is quite impressive considering their medium to large build.
The long lifespan can be explained by the fact that Doodlemans are typically very hardy and healthy dogs. While most common health issues affecting Poodles and Dobermans are eliminated by the mix, there are a few that slip through the cracks and affect the mixed offspring.
Here are some common diseases you may find in your Doodleman Pinscher.
Doodleman Pinschers are likely to develop congenital epilepsy. This means they will have a lifetime of seizures, especially if adequate steps are not taken to control the disorder using medication.
Dilated cardiomyopathy in Doodleman mixes occurs when the heart chambers become so large that they compromise the effectiveness of the heart’s pumping functions. This often results in death from heart failure.
Von Willebrand’s Disease
Von Willebrand’s disease is a blood disorder that Doodlemans usually inherit from their Doberman parents. Dobermans are found to be the dog breed most commonly affected by this disease.
This disorder results in blood having trouble clotting which can lead to serious hemorrhaging for the Doodleman after injuries or even vet procedures.
Large dog breeds with wide chests like the Doodleman often develop bloat. This happens when the stomach twists after a heavy meal or one that is consumed too fast. Bloat usually presents as sudden onset symptoms, such as abdominal swelling and discomfort, and can possibly lead to death.
Hypothyroidism in Doodleman occurs when the thyroid gland is incapable of producing sufficient amounts of thyroid hormones. The hormones have several functions around the body which is why the resulting symptoms are often very non-specific.
This is an example of why regular vet visits are so important for prompt diagnosis and early detection.