I am considering getting a Doberman as a family dog, but I have some concerns about their temperament and behavior. I have a family with young children, so safety is my top priority. I have heard mixed reviews about Dobermans - some say they are great family dogs and very loyal, while others say they can be aggressive and difficult to train.
I am also worried about their size and energy levels. We live in an apartment, so I am not sure if a Doberman would be happy or comfortable in that environment. However, I am also very active and enjoy taking my dogs on long walks and hikes.
I would appreciate any input from Doberman owners or experts on whether or not they think this breed would be a good fit for us as a family dog. Thank you!