Initially, I actually had no interest in owning a Doberman. My husband and I had just gotten married, at a military base in Japan, and we had JUST moved off base and I knew I wanted a dog IMMEDIATELY.
I began scouring the local ads for people who were leaving the island and for some reason couldn't take their dogs with them (happens A LOT with military overseas unfortunately), and I was TRYING to find a Rottie, who is my favorite.
Then I saw an ad about Duke, a 4 year old sweetheart who just couldn't seem to get along with other dogs. He had been through 4 owners already who didn't want to deal with him, and so someone needed to take him, or he was headed to the pound. THAT was how I got my first (and only to date) Dobie.
I'm really big into rescuing, both of our dogs are, so if there's ever a Doberman in my area that needs a forever home, AFTER we get out of the military, then of course I'll have another. He's been difficult, especially with his aggression towards other dogs, and I had NO idea what I was getting into, but I haven't regretted it for a second. Duke is our baby boy! We'd do anything for our dogs.
As for owning another one, like I said, if there's one in need after the military time is up, sure thing. It's just too hard to find a place who'll rent to us with him, and it's hard to buy a house when you don't know if you're going to be staying there longer than 3 years-ish! While we're in the military though, no, we plan on sticking to smaller rescues because they're easier to move with and no one is "scared" of the little breeds. ALSO, Dobies are unfortunately one of the "banned breeds" on military bases as of last year