I am a first-time dog owner, and I am looking to adopt a new furry friend. I am torn between three breeds: Doberman, German Shepherd, and Labrador Retriever. I live in a spacious apartment with a small balcony, and I have a moderate activity level. I am looking for a loyal and protective companion who is also loving and friendly towards strangers.
I have done some research on these breeds, and each one seems to have unique qualities that I find appealing. The Doberman is known for its loyalty and protective nature, while the German Shepherd is intelligent and obedient. The Labrador Retriever is known for being friendly and great with families.
I understand that each dog has their own personality and characteristics, but I would love to hear from fellow pet owners who have experience with these breeds. Which one do you think would be the best fit for my lifestyle and personality? What are some pros and cons of each breed? Any advice or personal anecdotes would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your help!