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Why should you get or not get a Doberman? Is a doberman a good family dog?

Hi everyone,

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!

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dboyer

Hey everyone,

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.

stroman.nyasia

Hello there,

As a former Doberman owner, I feel compelled to share my experience as well. While I loved my Doberman dearly, I found that the breed was not necessarily the best fit for my family and lifestyle.

They do indeed require a lot of exercise and attention, and can become mischievous and destructive if they don't get enough exercise throughout the day. Additionally, I found that my Doberman could be quite demanding of my attention and time, which made it difficult to balance my work and family responsibilities.

I also found that my Doberman had a tendency to be quite aggressive towards strangers, despite my best efforts to socialize her. While she never actually bit anyone, she would growl and bark at strangers and it made me nervous to have her around new people.

Of course, every dog is different, and I have no doubt that there are many families out there who have had great experiences with Dobermans. But based on my personal experience, I would caution anyone who is considering a Doberman to make sure they are fully prepared for the potential challenges that come with owning this breed.

kozey.dexter

Hello everyone,

I do not personally own a Doberman, but I have a close friend who has had one for quite some time now. Based on what I have observed and the discussions I have had with my friend, I would say that a Doberman is not the best fit for everyone.

Firstly, Dobermans require significant amounts of exercise and attention. If not given the proper care, they tend to become destructive and mischievous. If you are the type of person who is always on the go, or you work long hours, then a Doberman may not be a suitable choice.

Secondly, despite socialization efforts, some Dobermans tend to be naturally wary of strangers, for that reason it is important to make it a top priority to properly train your dog and socialize them in the right manner.

However, I must admit that the Doberman breed is not short on positive characteristics. Dobermans are incredibly intelligent and easy to train. They are also fiercely loyal and protective, making excellent guard dogs. Therefore, if you have the time and energy to devote to a Doberman, then they could make an excellent addition to your family.

In conclusion, I would say that a Doberman can be a fantastic pet for the right kind of owner who wants and can provide high-energy, loyal, and protective breed.

horace.bode

Hi there,

I have owned a Doberman for the past five years and she has been a wonderful addition to my family. While they do require a lot of attention and exercise, they are extremely loyal and protective of their owners.

One thing I will say is that socialization is key with Dobermans. My girl was very timid and fearful when we first got her, so we made sure to expose her to lots of different people and situations to help her become more comfortable.

She now loves strangers and is always wagging her tail and looking for attention from new people. Of course, we still keep an eye on her and make sure she doesn't get too excited, but overall she has been socialized very well.

Overall, I think Dobermans can make great family pets as long as they are given the attention and exercise they need and are properly socialized. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!

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