A well-behaved Doberman is a very great dog: The strong four-legged friend is born with a character as friendly as any other dog. Its size, stature and awake instinct can of course make it more dangerous as an adult four-legged friend than a Chihuahua - but only if it is raised incorrectly or even trained.
The Doberman: Sensitive, loyal and smart
Affectionate, fond of children and easy to handle: this is how the large, muscular dog shows himself to be a well-behaved, lovingly run family dog. He is sensitive, meek and compatible with other animals when he has been well socialized from puppy age. Teaching him something is a pleasure, because he is smart, athletic, obedient and enjoys learning tricks or letting off steam in dog sports such as agility or obedience.
The Doberman: A proud guard and family dog
Watchful and tied to one person
The Doberman Pinscher is alert, self-confident and fearless. For him, loyalty to his person also means that he would always protect him - the important thing is that he only does it when he really should and that is decided by his owner, not him.
In order for these characteristics not to become negative (for example, because he misjudges a situation and trusts his own feeling more than that of his owner), it is important that he has a reliable, calm, experienced dog carer, who can help with dog training knows exactly what she's doing.
In the following video you can see a small summary of the dog breed Doberman:
Is the Doberman Pinscher the right dog breed for you?
The Doberman Pinscher is not suitable for beginners, because due to his intelligence, alertness and courage with inconsistent, uncertain upbringing he makes his own decisions, which can be dangerous at times. Especially since he can cause serious injuries with his strength and height, he should actually bite because he believes he has to defend his family. Ideally, you can bring your Doberman puppy into your home at the age of eight weeks and start training immediately so that he knows what he is allowed to do and what is not.
However, socialization should begin with the breeder, who familiarizes the little puppies with everyday noises, strangers, other pets, etc. Therefore, a thorough research is necessary before buying so that you not only find a reputable breeder, but also one whose breeding goals you agree with. Some Doberman breeders place more value on the four-legged friend's vigilance, others try to mate especially good-natured Dobermans, who are then easier to breed than family dogs.
A Doberman Pinscher is a great breed of dog for you if the following points apply to you:
● you have Experience with dogs and their upbringing.
● you have enough timeto go to dog sport with your Doberman Pinscher and to fully utilize him, both mentally and physically.
● You are ready to keep your dog in the house and not in a pure kennel, so your Doberman family connection and has developed no general distrust of people.
● All family members agree to the purchase of a Doberman and are willing to pull together in the upbringing and for the four-legged friend responsibility to take over.
● You have the option of daily long walks to do in nature with your dog.
● You know that in Germany, Austria and Switzerland Crop of the dog's ears and tail in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act forbidden is and leave your Doberman's floppy ears and long tail.