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Another Male vs. Female Question

Hi everyone, I am really new to the forum and have been browsing around here the last few days. I am really liking the people on here and the honest advice everyone has to give. I am from Kentucky and live with 3 miniature pinschers, 2 snakes, and a husband. Anyways, to the point.

I am in the process of getting a new doberman puppy and I cannot decide if I want a male doberman or a female doberman. I have read the threads on here about this issue but still cannot come to a decision. I'm leaning towards a male because the male min pin that I have now is my little baby and I love having a companion attached to me. My females are both daddy's girls. I also like the size and masculine look of the males, but the females are gorgeous also with that elegant, feminine look. And for some reason I am just drawn to a male.

My min pin male, Loki, is house broken from going on the floor and marking his territory. I am concerned about bringing another male into the house, because I do not want them to mark everywhere because we have 2 females. We are having our females fixed BEFORE we get the new puppy regardless of sex. And my male is not the "Alpha" male and is very submissive to my females, which I think is my fault because I baby him, as my husband says.

My husband doesn't mind either way, but has said he wanted a male more than a female. Are males more laid back? I have been doing a lot of research on EVERYTHING from health issues, to their diets, to obedience training, grooming and even what is good for them to chew on and what is not. I am just stuck on what sex to get.

Any and all opinions are greatly accepted and I can't wait to own my very first Doberman Pinscher. (which I know is NOT anything related to the miniature pinscher.) Glad I joined and can't wait to learn more about everyone. Sorry for such a long thread.

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I would suggest a female for you, I think the safest bet would be to have one male in the house no matter the breed.

May I ask who the breeder is?

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Males are wonderful, but females are wonderful as well. I have had both and have no preference. However, I would NOT have a Male Dobe with a male Min Pin. They may get along just fine for years and years, but it only takes one minor disagreement, and the Doberman could easily kill the Min Pin. Male Dobermans are known to be same sex aggressive, and do not generally do well with other males. Of course, there are always exceptions, but for the safety of your Min Pin, I would not take the risk.

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I would suggest a female for you, I think the safest bet would be to have one male in the house no matter the breed.

May I ask who the breeder is?

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I haven't chosen a breeder yet, just doing a lot of research about dobermans and choosing the right sex doberman for me.
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Males are wonderful, but females are wonderful as well. I have had both and have no preference. However, I would NOT have a Male Dobe with a male Min Pin. They may get along just fine for years and years, but it only takes one minor disagreement, and the Doberman could easily kill the Min Pin. Male Dobermans are known to be same sex aggressive, and do not generally do well with other males. Of course, there are always exceptions, but for the safety of your Min Pin, I would not take the risk.
Yea males are wonderful, that is why I am wanting a male instead of a female. You have a point about the one disagreement could lead to death of my min pin. I wish I could find that exception, because a male would fit in with me perfectly, but I have to look out for the safety of the little guy. Thanks.
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I had a male Dobe with my male Miniature Schnauzer with no problems back in the days before I knew better. I'm sure it helped that my Dobe was about the goofiest dog on the planet, and my Schnauzer was so laid back he was nearly comatose.

Honestly, knowing what I know now, I wouldn't risk it, even if you think you know the temperament of your Min Pin, the dobe will change a bit as it sexually matures. It wouldn't be a dog fight in their case, it would be a dog getting killed.

Although there are generalities about behaviors of males and females, if you work with a good breeder, you can probably find a female who will be a very good fit for you.

(By the way, a lot of people like male Dobes because they are bigger and expect them to be protective, but many of the people on this board will tell you the females are more likely to be protective and the males more likely to be goofy.)
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I had a male Dobe with my male Miniature Schnauzer with no problems back in the days before I knew better. I'm sure it helped that my Dobe was about the goofiest dog on the planet, and my Schnauzer was so laid back he was nearly comatose.

Honestly, knowing what I know now, I wouldn't risk it, even if you think you know the temperament of your Min Pin, the dobe will change a bit as it sexually matures. It wouldn't be a dog fight in their case, it would be a dog getting killed.

Although there are generalities about behaviors of males and females, if you work with a good breeder, you can probably find a female who will be a very good fit for you.

(By the way, a lot of people like male Dobes because they are bigger and expect them to be protective, but many of the people on this board will tell you the females are more likely to be protective and the males more likely to be goofy.)
I'm definitely going with a female than. I would hate for my little man Loki to bite the dust one day over a toy or something. Thanks for the comments. Looking forward to more advice.
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