Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
1925, South Africa
Posted March 27, 2014
Now to give an honest review one has to be honest about one’s feelings right. Since I was a child I have been scared of Dobermans, I can’t even tell you why, I have just been scared f them. That was until I met Catherine that is, a soft natured and loving tornado with personality to spare. The Dobie's fierce reputation precedes them. They are feared by those who don't know them, stereotyped as highly aggressive and vicious. True, they are formidable guardians, but are usually gentle, watchful, and loving dogs. In spite of their positive qualities, the Dobie isn't the right breed for everyone. They are large, at 60 to 80 pounds, and extremely active, both physically and mentally. Catherine is an great jogging partner and loves going with us when we camp. Everyone is still a bit scared of her but after knowing her for about 5 min all hearts are won. Like with every dog temperaments are affected by a number of factors, including heredity, training, and socialization.