Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: Puppy, Socializing, Obedience
Posted October 14, 2016
We've had Doberman Pinschers in my family for as long as I can remember. The last one we had came into our lives in 2007. Her name was Perdy.
She was good-natured, obedient and happy, if a little nervous!
She loved to see us coming up the hallway in the mornings, and would knock you down trying to say hello - it was nicer than it sounds. She loved to nap as much as she loved to run, and she took her job as guard dog rather seriously.
Pros of this breed:
-If they receive enough socialization as pups, they're the best tempered breed. Perdy's best friend was my 2lb Chihuahua! The only people she was ever wary of were men, and that was due to a previous incident.
-They're the best companion you'll ever have. If you build a bond with your doberman, they'll follow you to the ends of the earth and back again.
-They're easily trained and very obedient.
-Unfortunately Perdy took a dislike to the neighbor's kid. He used to scream and throw things at her from his side of the fence, and due to her nervous disposition she viewed him as a threat. Sadly, it escalated to the point where it was unfair on her to be kept inside so much and we had her rehomed in 2012. It still hurts my heart every day.
-Dobermans like to chew shoes. Don't leave your shoes down.