Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Posted July 31, 2016
If you ever decide to have a Doberman, few things you have to bear in mind.
Don't judge them by their sometimes rigid or stern exterior.
They'll take a lot of space and require good diet for active dogs, also a lot of exercises and outdoor - running activities. That is specifically true for males; they can get aggressive if you don't tend their needs properly.
My Arpad was stubborn as it gets. He could fairly quickly decide if he liked you or not or if he respected you or not. So if the latter was true you had a problem but if it was a former then he was yours for life.
He was easily trained, and I swear sometimes (ok all the times) I thought he could understand my every word. Especially if I was cross at him (for running away from my father for example when he took him for a walk - don't worry he wasn't lost, he came straight home).
And if you have a family and are worried about your kids, let me just say, my baby sister had the best nanny in the world.
But since they are a big race, you have to keep an eye on them, growing up he wasn't always aware of his size or strength.
But they form a really big bond with you, and are loyal to the end, so one time when we went for a family vacation and he was left alone with my father (Yes, they never clicked, my father is a sweetheart of a man and Arpad, the spawn of hell knew he could jerk him around - sometimes literary. ) he wouldn't eat at all. He was in mourning because we left him behind. After that, he was alway included.