Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Posted June 25, 2014
My family had an absolutely beautiful female Doberman Pinscher. She was dominant, an excellent guard dog and was well-trained by the end of her obedience class. The only problem we ever had with her was an accident. My brother startled her and she startled, cutting his forehead with her claw. The decision was made to give her away in order to keep my brother from getting scared and to give her the freedom she needed.
Dobermans need a lot of exercise and with a growing family that can sometimes unintentionally fall by the wayside. They bark to alert you to strangers entering or approaching the home and due to their size and stature that can sometimes be a scary prospect potential visitors.
Although I loved Sheba I would only recommend Doberman Pinschers to owners who can offer them extensive exercise, strict training and a very stable environment. They're not mean, but not the best to be around hyper, growing children.