I'm looking to adopt a Doberman and I'm wondering what health issues I should be aware of before making a decision. I currently do not have any pets, but I've always been attracted to this breed because of their loyalty and protective nature. I'm open to adopting a dog of any age, but I would prefer one that is healthy and has a longer lifespan.
I've been doing some research online and I've seen that Dobermans are prone to certain health problems such as hip dysplasia, cardiomyopathy, and Von Willebrand's disease. However, I don't know how common these issues are and what steps I can take to prevent them or manage them if they do occur.
Any advice or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!