I am considering getting a Doberman as a pet for my family, however, I am worried about whether or not they are safe around children. I have two young children, ages 3 and 5, and I want to make sure that they will be safe and not at risk of harm from the dog.
I have heard mixed opinions on the matter, some people say that Dobermans can be aggressive and dangerous to children, while others say that they are loyal family pets and gentle around kids. I want to hear from people who actually have experience with owning or being around Dobermans.
If you have a Doberman or know someone who does, I would love to hear about your experiences with how they interact with children. Are they generally safe and gentle around kids, or do they have a tendency to be aggressive? Are there any particular behaviors or training techniques that can help ensure that they are safe around children?
I appreciate any insights or advice that you can offer on this topic. Thank you in advance for your help.