I have been doing some research on dog breeds and I came across the Doberman. I am considering getting one as my family pet, but I wanted to get some opinions from people who own or have had experience with this breed.
I am looking for a loyal, protective dog that also makes a good companion for my family. However, I have read that Dobermans can be high-energy and require a lot of exercise and attention. I work from home, so I should be able to give them the attention they need, but I want to make sure I am making the right decision before bringing a Doberman into my home.
I am also concerned about their reputation for being aggressive towards strangers. Can Dobermans be trained to be socialized and friendly towards strangers?
Overall, I just want to know if a Doberman would be a good fit for my family and lifestyle. Any advice or experiences you can share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
I have had a Doberman for the past 8 years and I find it to be a very pleasant experience. Contrary to what others have said, I have found that Dobermans are incredibly loyal, intelligent, and trainable dogs. As long as you are willing to put in the effort to train them properly, they can make amazing pets.
My Doberman has never shown any signs of aggression towards strangers. In fact, she is always shy around new people and takes a little while to warm up to them. However, once she does, she loves giving them hugs and playing with them.
She is also great with kids and is incredibly patient with them. She has never been destructive or too demanding of attention, but she does require a lot of exercise. We take her for runs regularly and she loves going for walks around the neighborhood.
Overall, I think Dobermans can be great family pets as long as you are willing to put in the time and effort to properly train and socialize them. They are incredibly loving and loyal dogs that will be a great addition to any family.