Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques
Posted November 19, 2013
I have owned several breeds of dog over the years. One of my favorite breeds of dog without a shadow of a doubt is the Doberman. Dobermans are loyal, intelligent, naturally protective, people oriented and affectionate. They do become very attached to their owners and whilst faithful are resentful of other people taking the affections of their owners away from them. Be careful when choosing a Doberman as a family pet with very young children as they can become very jealous and competitive.
Whilst Dobermans are a naturally dominant breed they tend to be obedient most of the time. However, due to the intelligence of this breed they can become bored and agitated very easily leading to ‘naughtiness’, so make sure you hide away anything that you don’t want destroying, i.e. your slippers, underwear or anything else that is personal to you.
They are high energy dogs and as such are not suited to small environments such as apartments. They need walking every day and cannot be left alone for long periods of time as they may become destructive.
When choosing a Doberman from a puppy or as an older dog it is very important that you buy from an established and licensed breeder as this breed of dog can be unstable if bred under the wrong conditions. There are many concerns relating to this as previously stated, particularly where children are concerned.
Please be careful when purchasing a Doberman, always make sure you have its pedigree papers on purchase and check out the environment of the seller adequately before purchasing.