Join Date: Apr 2009
Dogs Name: Richter; Sypha; RIP Shanoa & Simon
Titles: Richter: CAA L1V NW1 L1I L1E L1C NW2 L2V ACT1 RATI WAC; Sypha: NW1 NW2 L1C L1V L1E RATI SOG WAC
Dogs Age: d.o.b. 7/13/2012; d.o.b. 12/6/2015
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Personally, I wouldn't risk it, especially as someone who hasn't owned the breed before. I doubt a good breeder would sell you a Doberman male if you already had a male in the household. Like Mary said, it's pretty hard to predict the adult temperament of a male. Puppies are social with other dogs, so they aren't going to have an issue when you take them home. Your boy would stay social until...he doesn't. If you aren't a really experienced owner, you might miss the subtle signs of an impending fight, and you really, really don't want to be in the middle of a dog fight.
Additionally, ask yourself...what happens if you end up with a male that can't live happily with your other dog? Do you want to live a lifestyle where you have to constantly have one dog locked up while the other is out? Rotating the two, never having them together? Being really vigilant to make sure they never interact? That's the "crate and rotate" lifestyle that owners of two males have to live. While you might get lucky and your male is fine, you also might not, and then...you have two dogs you love that can't live together. And you either live like that for the rest of their lives, or one dog goes back to their breeder to be rehomed.
Richter & Sypha
Glengate's Mountain Fortress CAA ORT L1E L1C NW2 L2V L2I ACT1 RATI SOG WAC
& Sirai's Golden Masquerade ORT L1V L1E L2C L2I NW2 RATI SOG DOG TKN WAC
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