Ninja-Karl: question about a doberman?
Would a doberman be good for a married couple with a decent sized yard? Both enjoy jogging, so the dog will get plenty of exercise, but what about when the dog's grown up and we have our first child? as long as he's been socialized around children, usually family members, nieces/nephews, cousins, etc.
also, is a male better than female, or is there any difference in temperment?
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Answer by Caitlin C
Answer by Resident of Wisteria Lane
It'll be fine. Females are more protective of their family.
Answer by freaklover
Yes he/she should be perfect for them. But please make sure he/she is going to a good home. Thank you...
Answer by Lari
definately- dobis can make amazing dogs, for kids too- as long as they're brought up right.
Answer by Jessie
Dobermans are excellent dogs. My best friend has two and we have a few other friends that own them as well. I've been around males, intact males, and females. All seem to be great with their families, other dogs, and strangers as long as properly introduced. If socialized and exercised they are terrific dogs and EXTREMELY loving. The two males I know are very different in size, one being just over 50 and short while the other is VERY tall and almost 95 lbs. But either one will sneak up behind you while sitting and throw his head in your lap dying for attention. Good dogs, don't let a bad reputation change your mind.
Answer by vtluvr
a doberman is a true mans best friend, that dog will protect ur family no matter what
we had a male named Prince, i loved him, he could tell the peoplethat we didnt like a would growl at them a be best friends to whoever we likes, those dogs are considered dangerous, but only if trained improperly
i still miss Prince, even though they are good pets, they do tend to have personal attachment with only one person, mainly the person who took the most care of them as a puppy
i personally think u have made an excellent choice
Answer by QueenBee
Sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders...not once did you mention guard dog.
With that said, keep in mind that people will be fearful of this breed even though your dog will be a big suck
I was raised with a dobie. It was a male, one year old when I was brought into this world. He was amazing with my. very protective of children in general. No adult could raise their voice with out him getting up and standing between the kids and any adult.
they do need a lot of socialization and firm training.
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