Any dog is a lot of work but especially a doberman.
... but the timing seems inopportune. Perhaps you would consider volunteering with a doberman rescue group to gain some experience with the breed.
I am quite informed about that as much - that similar to a human child, a puppy also needs full attention/love/time
/dedication of its parents/owner/pack. And if you can't give that to them, I don't
have any right to own/have one - that's what I personally feel...
We do have dog rescue groups in India - but those are only for street mongrels (and in few cases for dogs abandoned by their owner - which, let me emphasise, is too few - involving mainly older spitz, Labs
). And I have been involved with one such group (that's the reason after seeing the cruelty and callousness of humankind, I am afraid to become one of them
1. Get your mom involved...
3.Don't leave your dog outside on a balcony or roof in India.
What I'm saying is that it's not advisable to get a dog at this point...
Involving her is not feasible option (since she is too old for that); besides I don't want to shoulder my responsibilities onto someone else's.
I don't intend to leave my pup on roof. What I meant was - while he/she would have stayed inside my room while I was out, we could have trained/played on the roof-top in the afternoon/evening. But, anyway none of these plans matter anymore, I guess...
A puppy absolutely positively cannot be left alone for even 5 hours a day, let alone 9+...
I am informed about that. That's the reason I am seeking advice on my eligibility to having a dog as of now.
Thanks to you wonderful folks for being honest (a rare virtue these days) and also thank for your concerns. Adieu!