Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Mississippi, United States
Posted December 16, 2014
We got Maggie when she was just a baby pup. My parents were Doberman breeders my entire life. So I was very used to this kind of dog. Dobies can seem kind of uptight or stand-offish. In reality, it depends on the individual dog. Maggie was an incredibly friendly, goofy animal. She never met a stranger. But at the same time, she was very overprotective of the human babies running around. She loved you as long as she didn't feel like you posed a threat to her family. We never had to worry about anyone sneaking up on us either. Mags was a huge scaredy cat and would bark at her own shadow. Doberman pinschers don't seem like the warmest breed of family pets, but they just have to have the right amount of TLC. I wouldn't recommend getting a full-grown Dobie if you have kids, however. The kids and the pup really need to grow up together. We always noticed that any full-grown Pinschers we adopted were a lot less friendly. Not vicious or anything. Just colder and not as family-oriented. It's almost as if they are strictly business and no play. Maggie was all about fun and games though. We still miss her. I would absolutely recommend Doberman Pinscher puppies to anyone considering a new dog. They're loyal and playful all at once which is everything you could want in a pet.