I'm in the market for a new dog and I'm torn between two breeds: the Doberman and the Bullmastiff. I live in a medium-sized apartment but also have a decent-sized yard for the dog to play in. I'm looking for a dog that will be loyal, protective and good with children.
I've heard great things about both breeds - the Doberman is supposed to be intelligent and easy to train while the Bullmastiff is known for being gentle and great with children. However, I've also heard that both breeds can be a bit stubborn and require a firm hand in training.
I'm leaning towards the Bullmastiff because of their reputation as wonderful family dogs, but I'm curious to hear from anyone who has had experience with either breed. Which one do you think would be a better fit for me?
Thanks in advance for your help!