Join Date: Jan 2011
Dogs Name: Rhapsody's Mystery of the Spanish Chest - "Dreizehn", Gaia's Bijort - "Ruthless"
Titles: UKC CH for Dreizehn, CGC for both, CA for both
Dogs Age: Born December 2010, July 2011
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Unless you get a super high energy dobe I would put a herding breed, such as a heeler, higher than a Doberman (though not by a whole lot). I am another who considered this breed partially because they look intimidating. I'm a small girl in my early 20s and, at the time, I was planning on living alone after college so while I was not wanting a personal protection dog, I wanted a dog that would make people at least twice. I don't see anything wrong with the reasoning as long as it's not your only reason. The dog has to be the right fit in other areas, imo.
What gender is your current dog? This breed is known for same sex aggression, especially in the males.
Also, you should not run/jog with a puppy until 18 months of age and a doberman puppy is not so intimidating (to most) - have you considered rescue?
No dog is at fault for being born into this world.
Last edited by PatchworkRobot; 11-08-2012 at 10:06 AM.