I'm a first-time dog owner and I've been thinking about getting a Doberman for a while now. I'm extremely active and I love to exercise, hike, and run. I've done some research on Dobermans and from what I've found, they are a very active breed that require a lot of exercise and mental stimulation.
However, I've also read that they can be quite strong-willed and require a firm and experienced owner. As a first-time dog owner, I'm wondering if it's too much of a challenge for me to take on a Doberman.
I'm willing to put in the time and effort to properly train and care for my dog, but I want to make sure that I'm making the right decision. Can anyone offer some advice or personal experience with Dobermans as a first-time dog owner? Would you recommend this breed for someone who is extremely active but new to dog ownership?
Thank you in advance for your help!