I've been considering getting a Doberman as a pet for quite some time now, but I've been hesitant due to their reputation. I've talked to several people who have owned or interacted with Dobermans and they all seem to say the same thing - they're sweet, loving dogs. Yet for some reason, Dobermans are often portrayed as being aggressive or dangerous.
I'm wondering if there is any truth to this negative reputation? Are Dobermans more prone to aggression than other breeds? Or is it simply a case of mistaken identity, where a few bad apples have ruined the reputation for the whole breed?
I'd love to hear from those of you who have experience with Dobermans or have done research on the breed. It would be helpful to know whether I should continue considering a Doberman as a pet or if I should look elsewhere.
Thank you in advance for your insights and advice!