I am in the process of deciding on a dog breed to adopt and I am torn between a doberman and a German shepherd. One important factor in my decision-making process is the exercise requirements of each breed.
I am an active person and I have a large backyard for the dog to run around in. However, I also have a demanding job that keeps me out of the house for most of the day. I am willing to take my dog for long walks and runs in the evenings and on weekends, but I need a breed that can handle being alone for several hours during the day.
So, my question is: which breed requires more exercise, a doberman or a German shepherd? I want to make sure I choose a breed that I can provide enough exercise for, but also won't be too demanding on my schedule.
Thank you in advance for your input and advice!
I have owned both dobermans and German shepherds in the past and I have found that dobermans require more exercise compared to German shepherds. Dobermans have a lot of energy and need to be regularly exercised to release that energy. They love long walks, hiking, running, and playing fetch.
German shepherds also enjoy daily exercise, but I have found that they have less energy compared to dobermans. I've found that my German shepherd has a more relaxed and calm demeanor and doesn't require an intense exercise regimen as my doberman.
In terms of mental stimulation, both breeds are intelligent and require plenty of attention. They thrive on obedience training and flashy tricks. I've found that both breeds also love interactive toys and puzzles that can help to keep them engaged and active even when they're alone.
Overall, both breeds have different personalities and energy levels, so it's essential to choose the breed that best fits your lifestyle and personality. If you're looking for a dog that is more active and requires a lot of exercise, then the doberman may be the right breed for you. If you want a dog that is more relaxed and calm, then the German shepherd may be a better fit.