I have been thinking about getting a new dog for awhile now and I really like both Dobermans and Golden Retrievers. However, I am not sure if they can live together peacefully. I currently have a Golden Retriever male whom I love dearly and I don't want to upset him by introducing a new dog into our family if they don't get along.
I have read different things online about the compatibility of these two breeds. Some say that they can be fine together as long as they are introduced properly, while others say that they can be a bad mix due to their different temperaments.
So, I was wondering if anyone here has experience with this? Have you ever had a Doberman male and a Golden Retriever male living together? Did they get along? Any advice on how to introduce them to each other and ensure a peaceful coexistence?
Your input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.
I have personal experience in this as well, although my case was a little different. I have a Doberman male and a Golden Retriever female who live together, and they get along great.
The Doberman is very energetic and playful, while the Golden Retriever is more laid back and likes to relax. At first, the Doberman was a little too enthusiastic for the Golden Retriever's taste, but after some initial adjustment period, they became close friends.
One thing I found helpful from my experience is to ensure that both dogs have their own space and separate food bowls. This prevents potential conflicts and lets each dog have their own "territory" where they feel safe and secure.
It's also important to supervise their interactions and make sure the Doberman doesn't accidentally hurt the Golden Retriever during playtime. However, with time and training, they have learned to play together without any issues.
In short, from my experience, I think Doberman males and Golden Retriever males can live together peacefully as long as they are introduced properly and given proper training and supervision.