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Old 09-20-2013, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone ! I have a few questions about dobbies

1. Are they dangerous to those around me , as if people on the street or friends or relatives ? (like rotties who are considered one of the most dangerous breeds)
2. with the right training , will they defend me against a possible attacker ?
3. If attacking , what damage can they possibly cause a human being ? are they as powerful and cabale of damage as rotties or less ?
4. Are they dangerous to children ?

needless to say , I do not currently own a dobbie , but I wanna have one in the future .
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What is a dobbie? Do you mean dobe? Dobbie rhymes with hobby. We really don't like to call them dobies.

If you get your dobe from a back yard breeder (byb), all your questions might be answered as yes except for #2. Stick around and read all you can before you make any decisions. The answers to your questions are all around you on this site.
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What is a dobbie? Do you mean dobe? Dobbie rhymes with hobby. We really don't like to call them dobies.

If you get your dobe from a back yard breeder (byb), all your questions might be answered as yes except for #2. Stick around and read all you can before you make any decisions. The answers to your questions are all around you on this site.
Dobbie means doberman lol I saw some people online writing Dobbie . And Rottie is Rottweiler .
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Honestly, I think just about any dog can become dangerous if it is in the wrong environment. Viciousness not a breed trait.
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Honestly, I think just about any dog can become dangerous if it is in the wrong environment. Viciousness not a breed trait.

wrong . Pugs aren't dangerous . Chihuhuas , pinschers and many others aren't dangerous .

Dobes are big dogs and were created to protect their owners.
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What are your reasons for possibly wanting a Doberman?
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wrong . Pugs aren't dangerous . Chihuhuas , pinschers and many others aren't dangerous .

Dobes are big dogs and were created to protect their owners.
Any animal with teeth or claws can be potentially dangerous. To be honest, I've met vicious chihuahuas, Maltese, terriers, and a golden retriever. It's not the size or breed that dictates negative behaviour, it's genetics, upbringing, and training that play that part.

Can I ask why you want a dobe? Are you aware of the possibility of having a high energy/high prey drive dog? Have you looked into the cost of owning one? They are considered a very expensive breed due to the amount of diseases and conditions they can have.

I hope you stick around, this forum is filled with great members.
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What are your reasons for possibly wanting a Doberman?
Why ? because it's a fine breed that's powerful , loyal and loving .
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wrong . Pugs aren't dangerous . Chihuhuas , pinschers and many others aren't dangerous .

Dobes are big dogs and were created to protect their owners.
i beg to differ. i have a scar from a nasty chihuahua. and "pinschers" covers a few different breeds of dog, including Dobes.

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Why ? because it's a fine breed that's powerful , loyal and loving .
that fits a lot of breeds. why, specifically, Dobes?
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I think many others will agree that you have quite a ways before up start looking for a dog. Most people look about a year in advance, i think you should follow suit.

Personally, i dont think dobes need protection training. They do that on their own. Dobes are okay with children, as long as theyre respectful of the dog. Dobes will not just go off on people on the street.

If you have lots of visitors, dont get a doberman. Their not friendly when it comes to strangers coming in their house (family members, friends ect..) they are very protective.

Why do you want to know how much damage they can do? Why is that important to you?

What are you planning on doing with your future dobe.


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i beg to differ. i have a scar from a nasty chihuahua. and "pinschers" covers a few different breeds of dog, including Dobes.



that fits a lot of breeds. why, specifically, Dobes?
Dobes are also very beautiful and are known to be very good at protecting their owners . Sometimes , a certain dog just attracts you. It's unexplicable . I also like Rottweilers , Mallinois , Pugs etc.
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I think many others will agree that you have quite a ways before up start looking for a dog. Most people look about a year in advance, i think you should follow suit.

Personally, i dont think dobes need protection training. They do that on their own. Dobes are okay with children, as long as theyre respectful of the dog. Dobes will not just go off on people on the street.

If you have lots of visitors, dont get a doberman. Their not friendly when it comes to strangers coming in their house (family members, friends ect..) they are very protective.

Why do you want to know how much damage they can do? Why is that important to you?

What are you planning on doing with your future dobe.


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I wanna know if the dog can scare off potential attackers\intruders . If a dog can cause great damage to someone , then they'll be scared of it. Of course i'm not gonna use a dobe for dog fights or threatening people or anything like it . It's not what dogs are for . The dogs i'll never consider buying are Pittbulls and Amstaffs . They both are horrible breeds. A dobe is more reliable.
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...Thomas.. You have a LOT of research ahead of you and even then..

Firstly, you REALLY need to forget everything you 'know' about Doberman and other dog breeds. Some of the things you're spilling are appalling to those that own different dog breeds (I personally have a Rottie, a possible GSD mix, and have fostered/owned bully type breeds and others).

Every. single. dog. is dangerous in the fact that is can deal damage to humans and other animals. Every. single. dog. breed. has its faults. Bully breeds are tyipically dog on dog aggressive. Most guardian breeds are same sex agressive.. etc. However, flat out human seek and destroy is not a desirable trait in -most- dog breeds (rare exclusions apply), Doberman included. A seek-and-destory dog (of breeds where its not ideal) comes from fear, poor breeding, or medical issues.

Please please please spend some time around the forum and learn what an IDEAL Doberman is all about. I think you'd be very surprised.
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Well that's one thing I'll agree with you on... I'd never rely on a pit bull to deal with a threatening person, since they're bred specifically not to engage with people ever, after all Baby's way of "guarding" from strangers is to be on her back wiggling for a belly rub.

In all seriousness it sounds like you might be interested in the breed for all the wrong reasons.
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The reputation the the dobe has is what it is, you have apparently bought into this also. If you think that it will scare off intruders or make the owner feel safe then you can believe plenty others will think the same. This is a site with people who know dobes and get a chuckle at the thought of their dogs being involved in the protection racket. They require lots of time and attention for their entire life. This may be the most important thing to understand about this breed, if this is not your intention you both will be very disappointed!
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I wanna know if the dog can scare off potential attackers\intruders . If a dog can cause great damage to someone , then they'll be scared of it. Of course i'm not gonna use a dobe for dog fights or threatening people or anything like it . It's not what dogs are for . The dogs i'll never consider buying are Pittbulls and Amstaffs . They both are horrible breeds. A dobe is more reliable.
There aren't horrible breeds, just irresponsible and negligent humans. I like pittbulls. My friends have pitts and they're incredibly friendly and well trained.

The appearance and bark of a Doberman should be enough to ward off a would be predator. If it is not, then the protection you are seeking is small, compact, and fits in your hand.

Dobermans are a high energy breed. They require a lot of mental and physical exercise. They are not outdoor dogs and are very sensitive to hot and cold weather.

Your questions in your original post are a little disconcerting, as there are a lot of stereotypes about this breed. It's important for any Doberman owner to be a positive advocate for the breed and not perpetuate the stereotypes.
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The dogs i'll never consider buying are Pittbulls and Amstaffs . They both are horrible breeds. A dobe is more reliable.
Actually, it depends little on the breed, and heavily on if the dog is well-bred, and if the owner is competent. Here is a good quote related to the subject:


"In the 70s they blamed Dobermans, in the 80s they blamed German Shepherds, in the 90s they blamed the Rottweiler. Now they blame the Pit Bull. When will they blame the humans?"

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Welcome.

Just curious... have you ever spent any time with a Doberman before?
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:39 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Welcome,

To kind of blanket all your questions, dobermans get the reputation you described because by nature they are fiercely loyal and protective of 'their' people. Does that mean they're vicious? Absolutely not. My dobe at home is the sweetest dog I've ever had or met. He's cuddly and playful and just plain goofy. When we go out, he's on his guard. He doesn't react to everything that moves, but he can sense my uncertainty when necessary. As others have said, they require a lot of work and training. If you're just looking for protection, you might consider other methods. All dogs, regardless of breed, are to be companions not weapons. Look around and learn as much as possible. If you're still interested in adopting a pet, there are several reliable breeders to be found.


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Dobbie means doberman lol I saw some people online writing Dobbie . And Rottie is Rottweiler .
Actually no. As already mentioned, at least spell it right. Basic English.

Dobbie - Bobbie - Robbie

Dobie - Moby - Goby

Rhymes with...
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I wanna know if the dog can scare off potential attackers\intruders . If a dog can cause great damage to someone , then they'll be scared of it. Of course i'm not gonna use a dobe for dog fights or threatening people or anything like it . It's not what dogs are for . The dogs i'll never consider buying are Pittbulls and Amstaffs . They both are horrible breeds. A dobe is more reliable.
You obviously need more education in your life. Horrible breeds, what a delusional person you must be.

Here's a genius idea! Don't buy any dogs. Ever.

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1. Are they dangerous to those around me , as if people on the street or friends or relatives ? (like rotties who are considered one of the most dangerous breeds)
2. with the right training , will they defend me against a possible attacker ?
3. If attacking , what damage can they possibly cause a human being ? are they as powerful and cabale of damage as rotties or less ?
4. Are they dangerous to children ?

needless to say , I do not currently own a dobbie , but I wanna have one in the future .
1. any dog can be
2. any dog can be
3. any dog can put someone in the hospital or 6 feet under
4. any dog can be

no offense but these questions make me wonder why you have not moved to a safer environment, installed alarms, joined a neighborhood watch program and or invested in smith and wesson
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