I'm considering getting a Doberman and I've heard that they make great guard dogs. However, I also want a dog that will fit in well with my family and be good around my kids. Can a Doberman be both a good guard dog and a good family dog?
I've done some research and it seems like Dobermans have a reputation for being excellent guard dogs due to their loyalty and protective nature. But I've also heard that they can be high-energy and require a lot of exercise and training.
I don't want a dog that will be aggressive towards my family, but I do want one that will be protective and alert. Can a Doberman be trained to differentiate between a threat and a non-threat?
I'd love to hear from anyone who has experience with Dobermans as both a guard dog and a family pet. Any advice or insights would be greatly appreciated!