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Which has more emotional intelligence or sensitivity, a Rottweiler or a Doberman Pinscher?

Hello everyone,

I am considering getting a new pet, either a Rottweiler or a Doberman Pinscher. However, I am torn between the two breeds because I am not sure which one has more emotional intelligence or sensitivity. I want a pet that is not only loyal and protective but also able to read my emotions and respond to them appropriately.

I have heard that Rottweilers are very loyal and can be protective of their owners, but I am not sure if they are sensitive to emotions. On the other hand, I have heard that Doberman Pinschers are very sensitive and can pick up on their owner's emotions, but I am not sure if they are as loyal or protective as Rottweilers.

Can anyone who has experience with either breed provide some insight into their emotional intelligence or sensitivity? Which breed do you think would make a better companion for someone who is looking for a pet that is both loyal and emotionally intelligent? Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer.

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While I haven't owned either of these breeds, I have interacted with both Rottweilers and Doberman Pinschers and observed their behavior around people. What I have noticed is that while both breeds are very loyal and protective, there is a difference in their emotional intelligence.

Rottweilers tend to be more reserved and take time to bond with their owners. However, once they have established a bond with their owner, they are very protective and loyal towards them. They are great at sensing when their owner is upset or distressed and quickly come over to provide comfort and support.

On the other hand, Doberman Pinschers are known for their high level of emotional intelligence. They are very perceptive when it comes to their owner's emotions and will go out of their way to provide support when they sense that their owner is down. They are sociable and friendly by nature and form a strong attachment with their owner quickly.

It really comes down to what you are looking for in a pet. If you want a dog that is more protective and may take time to bond with you, then a Rottweiler might be the better choice. However, if you want a companion that is highly perceptive and emotionally intelligent, then a Doberman Pinscher may be a better pick.


Hi there,

I have experience with Rottweilers and I must say that they are not only loyal and protective but also very emotionally intelligent. They are known for their strong bonds with their owners and they feel a sense of responsibility towards them.

I have noticed that my Rottweiler is always by my side when I am going through a tough time. Even when I am not talking about my problems, she can sense that something is off and she would come by and lay her head on my lap. It is really comforting to have a pet that can sense my moods and make me feel better.

Rottweilers also have a calm and confident demeanor when they sense danger. They can be very protective of their owners in times of danger or threat. However, they are also very suave and can easily recognize if you are happy or sad.

Overall, I think that Rottweilers make a great pet for anyone who is looking for a companion with a high level of emotional intelligence, loyalty, and protection.


Hi everyone,

I have owned a Doberman Pinscher for a few years now and I find him to be highly emotionally intelligent and sensitive. He has an uncanny ability to sense my mood and act accordingly. For instance, if I am feeling down, he will come over and snuggle with me, almost as if trying to offer comfort.

Moreover, what really impresses me about my Doberman is his ability to read situations and respond appropriately. He is cautious around strangers and will bark if he senses that something is off. However, he is very friendly with people that I introduce him to, yet never loses his guard.

Doberman Pinschers are also very perceptive and can sense when their owner is in danger. They are very protective and loyal towards their owners and won't hesitate to put themselves in harm's way to protect them.

In conclusion, I think that Doberman Pinschers make great pets for anyone who wants a companion that is highly emotionally intelligent and protective. They are loving, loyal, and great at reading emotions.


Hi there,

I have owned both a Rottweiler and a Doberman Pinscher and can provide some insight based on my personal experience. In terms of emotional intelligence, I found that both breeds were very capable of reading my emotions and responding to them appropriately.

My Rottweiler was extremely loyal and protective of our family, but I also noticed that she was very sensitive to our emotions. Whenever someone in the family was upset or had a bad day, she would always come over and rest her head on their lap or offer comforting licks. She had a way of intuitively sensing when we needed some extra love and attention.

Similarly, my Doberman Pinscher was also very emotionally intelligent. She was extremely loving and cuddly, always wanting to be close to her humans. But what stood out to me was how quickly she could pick up on our moods. If I was feeling sad or stressed, she would snuggle up to me and offer me comfort until I felt better.

Overall, I would say that both breeds have a high level of emotional intelligence and sensitivity. It really comes down to personal preference in terms of which breed you think would be the best fit for you and your family.



I own a Doberman Pinscher and I find him highly sensitive and perceptive to my and my family's feelings. Whenever, we come back home from outside, he runs towards us and wags his tail excessively so as to show his excitement and joy. He tries to determine our mood and behavior by sensing our emotions.

For instance, if I am tensed, he comes and snuggles up to me without being called upon. Moreover, whenever someone in my family falls sick, he becomes really careful around them by being affectionate and extra gentle around them. He loves to be around people which makes him a great companion who enjoys nothing more than a friendly pat on his back.

I think the Doberman Pinschers make for great pets, especially if one is looking for a highly perceptive and emotionally intelligent dog. Their empathetic nature is one of the qualities that makes them a highly desired pet breed.

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