Hey, I am a first-time dog owner and I'm trying to decide between a German Shepherd and a Doberman. I live in a not-so-safe neighborhood, and I want a dog that can protect me and my family if need be. I've heard that both German Shepherds and Dobermans are great watchdogs, but I'm not sure which one is more protective of its owner. Can anyone share their experiences with these breeds and give me some advice? Thank you!
I had a German Shepherd and a Doberman as well, and I would say that my German Shepherd was more protective of me. She had a natural instinct to protect her family and would always stand between us and any perceived danger. However, my Doberman was also very loyal and protective of me, and I never had to worry when he was around. I think both breeds make great watchdogs and protectors, but it's important to remember that they are not just guard dogs. They need love, attention, and proper training to become well-behaved and happy pets.