I am considering getting a Doberman as a pet and I live in an apartment. I have done some research and found conflicting information about whether or not Dobermans can live comfortably in apartments. I would love to hear from anyone who has experience owning a Doberman in an apartment setting, or who has any knowledge about whether or not they are well-suited to apartment living. Some of my concerns include the amount of exercise they need, their size, and their tendency to bark. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
I've always lived in apartments and have had multiple Dobermans over the years. In my experience, Dobermans can absolutely live in apartments as long as they get the exercise they need.
Dobermans are known to be a medium-energy breed, and while they do enjoy regular exercise, they're also happy to lounge around the house with you. I found that taking my Dobermans out for regular walks (twice a day) was enough to keep them from becoming restless or destructive. I also provided plenty of toys and puzzles to keep them entertained indoors.
As for barking, again, it really depends on the individual dog. Some Dobermans can be quite vocal, but others are fairly quiet. I think it's important to provide plenty of mental and physical stimulation, as well as good training to help minimize excessive barking.
Overall, I would say that living in an apartment with a Doberman is very doable, as long as you're willing to put in the effort to give them the exercise and attention they need.