I am considering getting a Doberman as my new pet, but I'm not sure if my living situation would be suitable for this breed. I currently live in a small apartment with no backyard, but I am very active and I love going on long walks and hikes. I work from home, so I can provide attention and care throughout the day, but I'm wondering if a Doberman would feel too confined in my apartment.
I have read that Dobermans are high-energy dogs that require a lot of exercise and mental stimulation, and I'm not sure if I can provide that without a yard. I'm also concerned about their protective instincts and whether or not my neighbors would feel safe around them.
I'd love to hear from Doberman owners or experts on what type of environment and home is best suited for this breed. Would a Doberman be happy and healthy in an apartment with no yard, or should I consider a different breed better suited for small living spaces?
Thanks for your help!