I am considering adopting a Doberman Pinscher as my next pet but before making any decision, I want to learn more about the breed from experienced owners. Are there any negatives or drawbacks to owning a Doberman Pinscher that I should be aware of?
I live in a big city and have a small backyard, but I am an active person who enjoys jogging and spending time outdoors. I work from home, so I can provide my dog with plenty of attention and training. However, I have never owned a Doberman Pinscher or any large dog breed before.
I've heard that Doberman Pinschers can be protective and territorial, which could be a good thing for a guard dog but may also pose a risk to other people or animals. I'm also concerned about the breed's reputation for aggression and temperament issues, and whether it would be safe to have around children or other pets.
Overall, I want to make sure that a Doberman Pinscher would be a good fit for my lifestyle and living situation before bringing one home. Any input or advice from Doberman owners would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!