Is a Doberman Right For You?
The Doberman is an highly intelligent, active and energetic breed that needs mental stimulation from it’s owner/handler. This breed is best for an experienced owner who is not afraid to maintain their role as the “top dog.”
It is extremely recommended that anyone interested in including one of these magnificent animals in their family, research the breed thoroughly. It is also important that the potential new owner belong to a local Doberman club; get to know the people who have experience in this breed, ask questions concerning training, nutrition, exercise, and temperament of the breed.
The Doberman Pinscher is known to be energetic, watchful, fearless and obedient. They are ready to give prompt alarm (and back up that warning) but are also affectionate, obedient and loyal. The breed requires regular exercise, but needs only minimal grooming for his short coat. If you simply want a pet for your family, and don't have the time or inclination to take your dog running or hiking or biking or swimming, or to get involved in agility (obstacle course), or advanced obedience, or tracking, or schutzhund (protection), or a similar canine activity, the Doberman Pinscher is not recommended.
The feelings between a Doberman and its owner are reciprocal, the love and devotion that one has for the other is of mutual giving and receiving. That is one of the amazing benefits of ownership of this breed of dog.