I am considering getting a Doberman and I have heard that they can be very protective of their family and home. While I appreciate their protective instincts, I also want a dog that is well-behaved in social situations and can interact with other people and dogs without being aggressive.
My question is, will socialising a Doberman make it less protective? I don't want to completely diminish their protection instinct, but I also don't want them to be overly aggressive or difficult to manage in social settings.
Has anyone had experience socialising a Doberman while still maintaining their protective nature? Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!