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!