Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques, Attended conferences / shows, Books, Friends
Posted July 23, 2013
The Doberman was originally bred for walking alongside tax collectors, to protect them and their cash! The Doberman is strong and intelligent. This large dog has a bad reputation as an aggressive dog, but for the most part they are friendly.They have a fierce, tough look. They have a strong protective instinct.
I have worked quite extensively with breed, and I love them! They are very easy to train in obedience and as a guard dog. They are extremely athletic, and very fast. They have a very strong bite, which is especially apparent during bite training. All the dogs I have worked are quite friendly. Training is a breeze because they are very intelligent.
Overall, they are a healthy breed. They have a bad reputation as being aggressive, but that is usually not the case. I don't recommend this breed for small children, because they can push and nudge children in an attempt to play.