I am currently considering getting a Doberman and would like to know if they are suited to apartment living. I live in a small one-bedroom apartment in the city and I am worried if it would be too small or if my Doberman will get bored and restless in such a small environment.
I am aware that Dobermans are a high-energy breed and require a lot of exercise, but I am willing to make sure they get the necessary exercise through walks and runs in the park. However, I am more concerned about their behavior indoors. Are they prone to destructive behavior or excessive barking when kept indoors for long periods of time?
I am also considering getting a Doberman as a guard dog, so I want to make sure they will be alert and vigilant even in an apartment setting.
Any advice or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
I can share my personal experience of owning a Doberman in an apartment. I live in a small two-bedroom apartment and have a 3-year-old Doberman. While they are a high-energy breed, my Doberman does well in the apartment as long as they get enough exercise and mental stimulation.
I make sure to take my Doberman on at least two good walks a day, and we also play intense games of fetch and go on hikes on the weekends. When we are indoors, I have also invested in interactive puzzle toys and teach them new tricks for mental stimulation.
In terms of behavior, my Doberman does not have any destructive tendencies or excessive barking. They are very alert and constantly keep watch over the apartment, which makes me feel secure.
However, it is important to note that every Doberman is different, and some may not do well in an apartment setting. It is crucial to understand the breed's needs and temperament before making a decision. I highly recommend doing extensive research and talking to reputable breeders or Doberman owners before getting one.
Hope this helps!