Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: I’ve taught bird care / training techniques
Posted October 16, 2015
I would recommend this dog to just about anyone, sweet, caring, smart, cuddly, quiet, alert, and happy. As a puppy or an adult dog, they catch on quickly to training, although as a puppy alot of physical activity is needed to tire them out so that they won't get bored and destroy things like your shoes or a pillow. Once the Doberman hits middle-aged, they mellow considerably, this dog loves to cuddle on the couch if you'll let them, all day if that's an option! They can still be active at a moment's notice, but they live for being near "their people". Wherever you are, is where they want to be, no matter if you're working in the garage or using the bathroom. Because of their alertness, they can be a bit high-strung, but it goes with the territory of owning a dog that has been bred to protect and guard. As for the guarding aspect, they may not seem like good guard dogs when they become your lap-dog, but they know the right moment to turn it on, i've seen my Doberman pin a stranger to the door who came into the house unannounced. They've got your back, that's for sure. Feeding is just fine, their weight doesn't seem to fluctuate much, and they are happy on raw food or dry food diets. Even as a senior, my Doberman has only ever had one yearly vet visit a year, her health is excellent! There have never been any emergency vet visits or concerns. Everyone get a Doberman! you'll be loved and protected!