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Would a male Great Dane be a good match for a male Doberman?

Hi everyone,

I currently have a male Doberman who has been my loyal companion for several years now. However, I am considering adding another dog to the family and am seriously considering a male Great Dane. I want to make sure that the two breeds would be a good match before I make any decisions.

My Doberman is quite active and loves to play, but can also be quite protective of me and our home. He hasn't had much experience with other male dogs, so I am a bit worried about any potential aggression.

I have read that Great Danes are generally gentle and friendly, but can also be quite stubborn and require a lot of training. I am willing to put in the effort to train and socialize a new dog, but I want to make sure that the two breeds would get along well before I commit to anything.

Has anyone had experience with owning both a male Doberman and a male Great Dane? Are they a good match? Any advice or insights would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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dillon02

Hey there,

I have experience owning both a male Doberman and a male Great Dane, and in my experience, they can be a great match. My Doberman is also quite active and protective, but he took to our Great Dane fairly quickly.

Great Danes are generally quite laid back and not very territorial, which can help when introducing them to a new home with another dog. Of course, every dog is different, so it's important to take proper precautions when introducing them and make sure they're both comfortable and safe.

One thing to note is that Great Danes can be quite large and may unintentionally knock over smaller dogs during play. However, as long as your Doberman is active and enjoys playing like you mentioned, he should be able to handle the Great Dane's size.

My Great Dane did require quite a bit of training and socialization, but with dedication and patience, he ultimately became a well-behaved and friendly companion. It's also important to note that both breeds require plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, so be prepared to put in the time and effort to provide them with a healthy and happy life.

Overall, I think a male Great Dane could be a good match for your male Doberman, but as with any dog, it's important to do thorough research and make sure both dogs are a good fit for each other and your lifestyle. Good luck with your decision!

pwisozk

Hi there,

I have experience owning both a male Doberman and a male Great Dane, and let me tell you, they can be quite an interesting pair. While my Doberman was quite active and loved to play, my Great Dane was more of a couch potato and preferred to lounge around most of the time.

That being said, they did get along well for the most part. However, I did notice that my Doberman was a bit hesitant around my Great Dane in the beginning due to his size. Great Danes can be quite large and intimidating to smaller dogs, so it's important to keep that in mind when introducing them.

As for training, my Great Dane definitely required a lot of it. He was quite stubborn and took a while to get the hang of basic obedience commands. However, once he got the hang of it, he was a lovely companion and got along well with my Doberman.

The one thing to keep in mind is that both breeds are quite energetic and require plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. So be prepared to spend a lot of time walking and playing with them to keep them happy and healthy.

In conclusion, a male Great Dane could be a good match for a male Doberman, but do keep in mind the potential size difference and the fact that Great Danes require quite a bit of training and exercise to be healthy and happy.

brady.abbott

Hello,

As a pet owner of a male Doberman and a male Great Dane, I can say that they can be a great match. However, it's important to keep in mind that they have very different personalities and energy levels.

My Doberman is very active and loves to run and play, while my Great Dane is more relaxed and enjoys lounging around the house. This can make for an interesting dynamic as they may not always want to play at the same times.

In terms of training, my Great Dane needed quite a bit of it. He was quite stubborn and took a while to learn basic commands. However, once he got the hang of it, he became a well-behaved and loyal companion.

One thing to keep in mind is that Great Danes can be quite large and can accidentally knock over smaller dogs during play. So, it's important to supervise any interactions between the two dogs to ensure their safety.

Overall, a male Great Dane could be a good match for a male Doberman, as long as you are able to provide the necessary training, exercise, and supervision to ensure they get along well.

grimes.oceane

Hello,

I have owned both a male Doberman and a male Great Dane, and in my experience, they can make a great pair. However, like with any dog combination, it's important to consider the individual personalities of both dogs before making any decisions.

My Doberman was quite active and loved to play outdoors, and my Great Dane was a more relaxed dog. When we introduced them, it took a few days for them to become comfortable around each other, but soon they were play buddies.

One thing you need to keep in mind is the size difference between these two breeds. Great Danes are known to be quite large, and if they get too excited during playtime, they can unintentionally knock over your Doberman.

It's also important to note that Great Danes can be quite stubborn and require plenty of patience during training. They are smart, but their stubbornness can make them take longer to learn than some other breeds.

Finally, both breeds require plenty of exercise and attention. They need a lot of mental and physical stimulation to remain healthy and happy. Make sure you can accommodate the needs of both dogs before making any decisions.

In conclusion, a male Great Dane can be a good match for a male Doberman, but you must make sure they're compatible and you're prepared to take care of them. With proper socialization, training and attention, they can get along great together.

gschaefer

Hello,

I am an owner of a male Doberman, and although I have not owned a male Great Dane, I have several friends who own both breeds. From what I have seen, both breeds tend to be quite gentle and good-natured with proper socialization and training.

However, size differences should be taken into consideration. Great Danes can be up to three times the size of a Doberman, at their full adult weight, and they can be quite powerful, even without intending to harm smaller dogs.

If you are considering getting a Great Dane as your Doberman's companion, I recommend you take your Doberman around adult Great Danes and see how he reacts to the size difference. Dogs, like people, have individual personalities and likes and dislikes; so don't presume that your Doberman will automatically get along with a Great Dane.

Similarly, Great Danes need a lot of socialization, supervision and training in their early life to help them become the obedient, gentle and stable companions they are known for. If you're up for the challenge, then getting a Great Dane might be the perfect match for your Doberman.

To wrap up, a male Great Dane could definitely be a good match for a male Doberman with proper socialization, supervision and training. Just remember, any dog upbringing requires dedication and patience, make sure you're prepared for the long term commitment before making a decision.

loren.ankunding

Hello everyone,

Having experience with both male Dobermans and male Great Danes, I believe it can be a great match if they are properly socialized and trained. However, it's important to keep in mind their personalities and energy levels as well.

My Doberman is very loyal and protective of me and our home, but can also be quite active and playful. On the other hand, my Great Dane is more relaxed and enjoys spending time lounging around the house. This can create some challenges when it comes to playtime, as they may not always be on the same page.

Training wise, my Great Dane needed quite a bit of it. He was quite stubborn and unresponsive to basic commands in the beginning. However, with time, patience and dedication, he learned to follow instructions and became a well-behaved companion.

It's important to note that these breeds have different sizes, and Great Danes can accidentally knock over smaller dogs without intending to. You should keep an eye on them every time they play together.

Providing proper exercise and socialization can help them get along well. It's important to allocate time to their physical and mental development to ensure they both stay healthy and happy together.

Overall, a male Great Dane can be a good match for a male Doberman, but it's quite essential to understand their personalities and unique needs carefully.

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