I am currently in the process of choosing a guardian dog for my property and I am torn between two breeds, the American Pitbull Terrier and the Doberman. I know both are great options but I'm having a hard time deciding which one would be better suited for my needs.
I am looking for a dog that is highly protective, loyal and obedient. I want a dog that will not only protect me and my property but also be a great companion. I have been doing research on both breeds and I have found conflicting information online.
Some sources suggest that the American Pitbull Terrier is highly protective and loyal, making it a great guard dog. Others say that Dobermans are more naturally protective and better suited for guard work. Additionally, I have heard that Pitbull Terriers can be more obedient and easier to train than Dobermans.
I would love to hear from anyone who has experience with either breed or who has had to make a similar decision. Which breed do you think would be better for my needs and why? Any insights or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!
I have owned a Doberman in the past and I can confidently say that they are great guard dogs. Dobies are known for their alertness, loyalty, and protective nature. My dog was always on guard and never failed to let me know when someone was approaching our property. However, I also found that she was very loving and affectionate with our family.
In terms of obedientness, my Doberman was relatively easy to train. She was intelligent and eager to learn new commands. I found that consistent training and positive reinforcement worked well with her.
Of course, every dog is different and obedience levels can vary based on their individual personality and temperament. It's important to note that both breeds have the potential to be great guard dogs and wonderful companions.
Ultimately, it comes down to your personal preferences and needs. I would suggest speaking to breeders and meeting with dogs of both breeds to see which one you connect with more.
Hope this helps!