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Can an American pitbull terrier be a better guard dog than a doberman? Are American pitbull terriers more obedient than dobermans?

Hello everyone,

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!

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tyrique01

Hello,

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!

sprice

Hi all,

I have owned both an American Pitbull Terrier and a Doberman, so I can offer some insight from personal experience.

From my experience, both breeds can make great guard dogs. My Pitbull Terrier was fiercely loyal and always on alert for any potential threats. However, I found that he was more hesitant around strangers and could sometimes be overly protective around people he did not know.

On the other hand, my Doberman was always confident and alert, but also more outgoing around strangers. She was an excellent guard dog and would always alert me to any potential danger. I found her to be more well-rounded in terms of socialization and being able to differentiate between friends and foes.

In terms of obedience, both breeds were trainable with consistent and patient training. However, I found that my Doberman learned commands quicker than my Pitbull Terrier.

As with all dogs, it really depends on the individual dog's personality and temperament. It's important to note that both breeds have the potential to be great guard dogs and loyal companions.

Ultimately, I think it's important to do your research and meet with breeders to find the right fit for your needs and lifestyle.

Hope this helps!

qbernier

Hello,

I have owned a Doberman in the past and can attest to their protective nature. My dog was always on high alert, especially when it came to strangers approaching our property. However, I did find that she was a bit more wary of other dogs and could be somewhat aggressive towards them.

In terms of obedience, I found my Doberman to be highly trainable. She was a quick learner and responded well to positive reinforcement. However, I also found that she could be stubborn at times and it sometimes took a bit of patience to get her to comply.

I have not owned an American Pitbull Terrier but have had friends who have had great experiences with them as guard dogs. I've heard that they can be very loyal and obedient with consistent training.

Ultimately, I think it's important to consider your individual needs and lifestyle when choosing a guard dog. Both breeds have their own strengths and weaknesses, so it's important to do your research and spend time with dogs of both breeds to see which one is the right fit for you.

Hope this helps!

ghagenes

Hello,

I have personally owned an American Pitbull Terrier and I can attest to their loyalty and protectiveness. My dog was always watchful of our property and would bark at strangers approaching. However, he was also very affectionate and playful with our family and friends.

In terms of obedientness, I found that my Pitbull Terrier was relatively easy to train. He was always eager to please and was quick to learn commands. That being said, every dog is different and obedience can depend on a variety of factors such as training methods and consistency.

I have also known people with Dobermans who speak highly of their protective abilities. Dobermans are known for their natural guarding instincts and can be very devoted to their families. However, I cannot speak to their obedientness as I have not personally owned one.

Ultimately, I think it depends on what you are looking for in a dog. Both breeds have the potential to be great guard dogs and good companions. It may be worth meeting with breeders or rescues and spending some time with the dogs to see which one you connect with more.

Hope this helps!

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