I am considering getting a Doberman as a pet, but I am not sure whether they are meant to be outdoor dogs or not. This is because I live in an area where the climate can be quite harsh during certain times of the year, and I don't want my dog to be uncomfortable or worse, sick.
I am specifically looking for advice from people who have owned or cared for Dobermans before, and who can tell me what their experience has been in terms of keeping them indoors or outdoors. Ideally, I would like to hear from people who live in similar climates to mine so that I can get a better idea of what to expect.
I have done my research on Dobermans and I know that they are very active, intelligent, and loyal dogs. I am willing to provide them with plenty of exercise and stimulation, but I want to make sure that they are comfortable and happy in their environment.
Any advice or insights that you can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.