I am considering getting a Doberman as my next pet, but I am not sure if it is the right breed for me. I have heard they are loyal, intelligent, and protective, which is appealing to me, but I am not sure if I am able to handle their energy and exercise needs.
I live in an apartment with no yard, but I am willing to take my future Doberman on long walks every day and provide them with mental stimulation through training and interactive toys. I work from home, so I am able to spend a lot of time with my pet.
I have previous experience with medium-sized dogs and have trained them in basic obedience. However, I am aware that Dobermans require more intensive training and socialization due to their protective nature.
Can anyone provide me with more insight into the temperament and needs of Dobermans and whether they would be a good fit for my lifestyle? Any personal experiences or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!