I am currently contemplating between getting a Doberman or an Akita Inu as a pet. I have read plenty of reviews and watched videos, but I am still unsure which breed is better for me.
I live in a spacious apartment with my husband and two children who are aged 8 and 10. We are looking for a loyal and protective companion who can also be calm and gentle around our children. We love to spend time outdoors, going for walks and training our pets.
I have heard that Dobermans are intelligent and eager to please, making them easy to train. On the other hand, Akita Inus are known for their loyalty and protective nature, which could be great for our family's safety. However, I have also read that they can be quite stubborn and independent, making them a bit harder to train.
So, what do you guys think? Based on our lifestyle and preferences, which breed do you think would be a better fit for us? Any personal experiences or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!