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Are Doberman dogs kid-friendly?

Hi everyone, I am thinking of getting a dog for my family and I have always loved the look of Doberman Pinschers. However, I have two young children at home and I am wondering if Doberman dogs are kid-friendly. I know that they can be very protective of their owners, but I don't want a dog that will be aggressive towards my kids or cause any harm. Can anyone share their experiences with Dobermans and kids? Are they typically good with children or should I consider a different breed?

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Hi there, I currently have a Doberman Pinscher and two young children and he is incredibly kid-friendly. He's very patient and gentle with my kids and loves to play with them. However, I do know that not all Dobermans are the same, so it's important to do your research and choose a reputable breeder with a good reputation for breeding family-friendly dogs. Additionally, it's crucial to socialize and train your dog from a young age, and supervise all interactions between your dog and children. From my personal experience, I strongly believe that Dobermans can make great family dogs as long as they are raised and trained properly.


Hi there, I have a Doberman Pinscher and two young children and I can say from personal experience that my dog is very kid-friendly. She is trained to be gentle with kids and loves to play with them. I think it really depends on how the dog is trained and socialized. If you train your Doberman properly from a young age and teach them to interact with children in a positive way, then there should be no issues. Of course, it's important to always supervise any interactions between your dog and children, especially when they are very young. So in my opinion, Dobermans can definitely be good family dogs.


Hello everyone, I used to have Doberman Pinscher and although it was a great dog overall, it wasn't very kid-friendly. My dog loved my family and was very protective of us, but it was very wary of children and strangers. This was probably due to a lack of socialization and training. I think that with any breed of dog, temperament and behavior can vary widely based on individual personality and past experiences. While there are some Dobermans that might not be the best choice for a family with small children, there are others that might be great. I would recommend doing research on breeders and getting to know the dog's personality before adopting any dog, regardless of the breed.


Hey everyone, I have a Doberman Pinscher and while he is great with adults, he tends to get very excited and a little too rough with small children. We have been working on training with him and he is getting better, but it's clear that his initial reactions to small children were not ideal. So, based on my personal experience, I would say that Dobermans can be kid-friendly, but it depends on the individual dog and their history. It's important to train and socialize your dog not only for their safety around children but also for the safety of the children around them. I highly recommend working with a professional dog trainer if you are going to have a Doberman or any large dog around children.


Hey there, I have owned a Doberman Pinscher before but unfortunately, it did not turn out to be kid-friendly. My dog was not trained and socialized properly, so it became aggressive towards my children and other kids in our neighborhood. It was a tough decision, but I ended up rehoming my dog to a home without children where it could receive the proper training and care it needed. From my experience, I believe Dobermans can be good family dogs, but it's important to put in the time and effort to train them and socialize them properly, especially if you have young children in your household.

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