I am in a bit of a dilemma here. I am planning to adopt a dog, preferably a Doberman or a Rottweiler. However, I am not sure which one of the two breeds would be more suited to my lifestyle.
A little about myself: I work a 9-5 job and am usually away from home for about 8 hours a day. I have a decent-sized yard but no children at home. I do enjoy being active and going on long walks, but I am not an overly outdoorsy person. I also have a housekeeper who comes in twice a week.
I want a dog that is protective but not overly aggressive, loyal, and good with strangers, especially children. I also want a dog that can handle being alone for long periods of time without getting overly anxious or destructive.
I have done some research on both breeds, and while they both seem like amazing dogs, there are some differences that I am not sure how to weigh. Dobermans are more high-energy and require more exercise, while Rottweilers are more laidback and tend to be more protective. However, I am not sure which would be the better fit for me.
Which breed do you guys think would be better suited for my lifestyle? I would appreciate any advice or personal experiences you can share. Thanks in advance!