Is a Doberman a good pick for a first dog? Is a male or the female better for a a first Doberman?
Welcome John to DT .
1. How old are you ?
2. Where do you live ? Apartment or house ? and do you have a fenced in area ?
3. What about time with this pup ?
4. Work ? School ?
5. Finances ?
6. Kids ? no kids ?
7. How is your patience ?
8. And I'm forgetting lots of other questions -
The reason I ask all these questions are
Younger people tend to be on the go all the time - I know I was - These dogs not only need attention but they demand it
Most breeders would require a fenced in area for there Dobers
These pup's need training in OB - not there they are unruly - and Socialization is very important .
Dogs are not cheap - Food , good food is not cheap + pet insurance + Vet trips + training costs
I have read on here with problems with kids sometimes - not much but it has happened - Most Dobers will be very protective of the kids
Patience ? OH yeah - they will try you sometimes - lol They are very , very smart ! And they will find there own way to entertain themselves ! I personally know that is true
To me - They are the greatest dog on this planet - they are loyal beyond loyal - There smart - You will be there world and that's it .
Like I said - they are and can be a challenge - for your first ever pup - dog , I think it can be done - My best advice would to get on here more , read and read and read treads on here about health , training , and just general topics - this will give you some knowledge of what it may be like in having a Doberman in your life - they are not a breed for everybody - Best to find that up front instead of just getting one and then finding out - this will not work .
I think your on the right track - coming here first - There is lots of knowledge on this site , as you will find out and they will add lots of great advice for you .
Keep asking questions !