I am looking to adopt a dog for my family and I am torn between getting a Chihuahua or a Doberman Pinscher. I have two children, one is 5 years old and the other is 9 years old. I want a pet that can be around my kids without any issues and would also be a great companion for them.
On one hand, I have heard that Chihuahuas are great with children and are very sociable pets. However, they are quite small and delicate, which makes me worry about any accidental injuries that could happen while playing with my children.
On the other hand, I have read that Doberman Pinschers are quite intelligent and obedient pets. They are also great protectors and have a great reputation for being loyal pets. However, their size and strength makes me slightly hesitant about getting them around my children.
So, which of these two breeds do you think would make a better pet for my family? I would really appreciate your suggestions and any personal experiences you may have had with these breeds.
Thank you in advance!