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Why are Dobermans bad pets?

I am considering getting a new pet and have always been intrigued by the appearance of Doberman Pinschers. However, I have heard conflicting opinions about them and am hesitant to jump in without doing my research first. I have heard that they can be aggressive and difficult to handle, which is a concern for me as I have young children at home. On the other hand, I have also heard that they make great family pets and are very loyal and intelligent. I am just looking for some clarification on whether or not Dobermans are a good choice for a family pet. Why are some people saying that Dobermans are bad pets?

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concepcion.bayer

As a veterinarian, I have seen a fair share of Dobermans in my practice and I believe they can make great pets, but they are not without their challenges. One thing to keep in mind is that they can be prone to some health issues, such as hip dysplasia and heart disease. It's important to buy from a reputable breeder and have your Doberman regularly checked by a veterinarian. Another thing to consider is their strong prey drive - Dobermans were originally bred as hunting dogs, and may chase after small animals like cats or squirrels. This is something to keep in mind if you have other pets in the home. Overall, with the proper training, socialization, exercise, and healthcare, Dobermans can make wonderful pets. However, they do require a bit more effort than some other breeds, so it's important to go in with your eyes open and be prepared to give them the care they need.

maryjane.haley

As someone who has worked in animal shelters and rescues, I have seen my fair share of Dobermans come through our doors. While these dogs can certainly make good pets in the right environment, they are unfortunately often surrendered to shelters due to their high energy and need for proper training and socialization. It's not uncommon for these dogs to be surrendered as puppies because their owners were not prepared for the amount of care and training they require. That being said, Dobermans can be very loyal and loving dogs when the time and effort is put in. It's important to do your research and make sure you have the time, patience, and dedication to give a Doberman the care and attention they need. If you think you're up to the challenge, they can make wonderful pets. Just make sure to adopt from a reputable rescue organization or shelter, and work with an experienced trainer to help you give your new dog the best possible start in life.

wmonahan

As a dog groomer, I have worked with many Dobermans over the years, and I have to say that they are one of my favorite breeds! I find them to be very loyal and affectionate, and their sleek coats are a joy to work on. However, I should point out that their coats require regular grooming to keep them healthy and shiny. They tend to shed moderately, but are easy to groom with a rubber curry brush or slicker brush. One other thing that I've noticed about Dobermans is that they can be quite vocal - some like to "talk back" to their owners, while others may bark at strangers. This is something that can be addressed with training, but it's important to be aware of if you're considering a Doberman. Overall, I think these dogs make wonderful pets for the right owner. They are devoted, intelligent, and very trainable.

chadd.hamill

As a former Doberman owner, I have to say that I would not recommend them as a family pet. I got my Doberman as a puppy and although I tried to socialize him and train him properly, he was highly aggressive towards strangers and even members of my family. He bit a few people and I had to make the tough decision to give him away to a rescue organization that deals with aggressive dogs. I also found that he had a lot of energy and needed a lot of exercise, which made it difficult for me to keep up with him. Although Dobermans can be great pets, they are not for everyone and I would urge anyone considering getting one to really think it through and do plenty of research before making the decision.

egraham

As someone who has experience as a dog trainer, I would say that the reputation of Dobermans being "bad pets" is often based on misunderstandings about their nature. Dobermans are a breed that is bred for protection and guarding, and as such they can be weary of strangers if not properly socialized. However, with proper training, socialization, and positive reinforcement, they can be excellent family pets. Dobermans are intelligent, loyal, and willing to please, and make great watchdogs. The key is to start their training and socialization early, and to approach it in a positive, consistent, and firm manner. As with any dog, understanding their breed-specific traits and needs, and providing them with adequate exercise and mental stimulation, is essential in ensuring their happiness and well-being. Overall, I believe that Dobermans can be great pets, but as with any breed, they are not for everyone.

hoppe.name

As a Doberman owner, I can say that their reputation for being aggressive is highly exaggerated. My Doberman is incredibly sweet and affectionate, and gets along perfectly with my children. Like any dog, they need proper training and socialization from an early age, but if you put in the effort they make wonderful pets. They are highly intelligent and loyal, and love to be around their owners. However, they do have high energy levels and require lots of exercise, so if you're not able to provide that they might not be the best choice for you. In conclusion, I believe that Dobermans make excellent pets but require the right environment and training to thrive.

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