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Tara

Doberman Pinscher

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Breeder (professional)

Gender: Female

Training: Books

Quick to learn and train

3/5

Emotionally stable

2/5

Family oriented

4/5

Child safety

4/5

Safe with small pets

4/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

3/5

Health

5/5

Easy to groom

4/5

Great watch dog

2/5

Great guard dog

2/5

A different kind of Doberman

By

United Kingdom

Posted July 19, 2015

When my dad brought home a Doberman puppy for me, everyone thought he was mad. They immediately spoke of the breed being one of the most dangerous, a 'Devil Dog' or said "You'll be sorry when the dog turns on you". We called her Tara, and she turned out to be a gentle, loving, almost timid dog. We were able to train her to do agility tricks quite easily, as well as basic obedience such as 'sit' and 'lie down'.

Despite being a shy dog, she was still an effective 'guard dog' and the breed's reputation was enough for ne'er-do-wells to keep away from our property. Her bark was definitely worse than her bite!

You do need a degree of strength to own a dog of this size, as you need to be able to control it in unforeseen circumstances, but if you are considering a Doberman, please don't be out off by the perceived bad reputation, and give this beautiful breed a go!

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