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Which dog breed is more of a one-person dog, a Doberman or a GSD?

Hey everyone, I am in the process of adopting a dog and I have narrowed down my search to either a Doberman or a German Shepherd. However, I am struggling to decide which breed would be better for me as I am looking for a one-person dog. I work from home and would prefer a dog that is loyal and attached to me rather than being too friendly with everyone. So, which breed between a Doberman and a GSD is more of a one-person dog? Any advice or personal experiences would be much appreciated. Thank you!

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I currently own a Doberman and have had her for about three years now. From my personal experience, I can say that Dobermans can be quite loyal and attached to one person. My dog is extremely affectionate towards me and always wants to be by my side. While she is friendly with strangers, she is not nearly as affectionate towards them as she is with me. She is also very protective of me and my family.

That being said, I agree with some of the other comments that every dog's personality is unique, and it's less about the breed and more about their individual traits. It's also important to consider the breed's temperament, energy level, and training requirements before making a decision.

Personally, I would recommend spending some time with both breeds and getting to know individual dogs before making your decision. That way, you can get a better sense of their personalities and see which one would be the right fit for you. Additionally, make sure that you are willing to put in the time, effort, and resources necessary to train and take care of your dog, regardless of the breed you choose.


I've had a German Shepherd for the past 10 years, and from my personal experience, I would say that German Shepherds can also make great one-person dogs. My Shepherd has always been extremely loyal and attached to me. She is always by my side and follows me everywhere I go. She is not as friendly with strangers as she is with me, and she tends to bark and become protective around new people.

I believe that each dog's personality is unique and it has less to do with breed and more to do with how they are raised and trained. I have seen Dobermans that are friendly with everyone, and German Shepherds that are more attached to one person. So, it's important to spend time with both breeds and get to know the individual dog before making a decision.

Overall, if you raise and train your German Shepherd properly, they can make great one-person dogs. However, I would still suggest meeting and spending time with both breeds before choosing which one is best for you.


I have owned a German Shepherd for the past five years and I can attest that they can be great one-person dogs. My GS is extremely loyal and attached to me, and tends to follow me wherever I go. She is friendly with people, but she definitely has a closer bond with me than with others. While I do think that Dobermans can also make great one-person dogs, I do think that German Shepherds are a bit more well-rounded when it comes to their temperament.

German Shepherds tend to have an innate desire to please their owners and are highly trainable, which makes them a great fit for someone who wants a dog that they can train to be more obedient and devoted to their one person. Additionally, German Shepherds tend to be very intelligent and can be taught to perform tasks and watch over their owners.

Of course, as others have pointed out, every dog is different, and there are certainly exceptions to these generalizations. I think the most important thing is to spend time with both breeds and determine which would be the best fit for your personality and lifestyle.


I have owned both a Doberman and a German Shepherd in the past, and from my personal experience, I would say that the Doberman is more of a one-person dog. My Doberman was extremely attached to me and was always by my side. He was loyal, protective, and very affectionate towards me. He was not very friendly with strangers and would often become unpredictable around new people. Whereas my German Shepherd was extremely friendly with everyone, which is great if you want a dog that can get along with everyone, but not so great if you want a dog that is more protective and attached to you.

So, based on my personal experience, I would say that a Doberman is a better fit for someone who is looking for a one-person dog. But, it's important to remember that every dog has their own unique personality, so it's best to spend time with both breeds before making a decision.

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