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Hi all... New here! Seems like a friendly, knowledgeable board here. Been searching archives and all that good stuff.

I'm interested in these beautiful Dobermans! I currently have a German Shepherd (GSD) and we have honestly always thought that we wouldn't get another. However, I believe that Henneh probably doesn't have a "typical" GSD temperament, and am still considering them as well.

Anyone here with an experience with both breeds? I know dogs are individuals, but if you had to generalize, what would you say about each? What do you like about each?

Thanks in advance for the opinions!

-Erica
 

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Hi all... New here! Seems like a friendly, knowledgeable board here. Been searching archives and all that good stuff.

I'm interested in these beautiful Dobermans! I currently have a German Shepherd (GSD) and we have honestly always thought that we wouldn't get another. However, I believe that Henneh probably doesn't have a "typical" GSD temperament, and am still considering them as well.

Anyone here with an experience with both breeds? I know dogs are individuals, but if you had to generalize, what would you say about each? What do you like about each?

Thanks in advance for the opinions!

-Erica
I've had both, and loved both breeds. But there are differences-I think GSD are more biddable, probably more stable, not as sensitive and quirky. Smart, but not anywhere near as intelligent as a doberman. But they've got all that HAIR, and TAILS...and those are votes against them from me. :)

Probably the best comparison I ever saw was made in an old doberman magazine in an interview with a schutzhund trainer. I'm paraphrasing here, but he said the GSD was the good soldier that would jump through a ring of fire if the owner asked it to. The rottie didn't want to be in the army. And the doberman was the crazy one...LOL.
 

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I dont know...since i have no experience with a german shepard...but my boyfriend loves german shepards...so I am interested in this thread as well...someday in the far future im sure Ill have my doberman(s) and he'll have his german shepard :)
 

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I had a GSD and just loved her, she was a WONDERFUL dog, way more chilled and reserved than the dobes, but just as smart and very easy to train. I found she wasn't as much as a mush as the dobes, but did enjoy some cuddle time alas the dobes seem to be on me every chance they get. The hair did me in though which is why I didn't get another.....
 

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Ohh my gosh, My mother has GSD's and I come out of her house with loads of hair. I borrowed her Tahoe one time to go to an appointment. BIG mistake! I was covered in dog hair.

I love most breeds of dogs. The GSD being one of them. Reasons why I don't and won't own one is the amount of grooming needed, thier overall size, and I have heard they are more harder to train then dobes. Though I think they are as smart, thier need for working, and training is HUGE. They also have a bit more health problems that are breed related.

I have only seen a handful of really nice GSD's here in Maine. What I see looks nothing like what a GSD should look like.
 

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Thanks for your replies.... I am stashing away any tidbits I can get. Our GSD is very high-strung, so I have heard "laid back" before but dont' associate the breed with that characteristic due to her!
 

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Hi Julie!!!

Look at that beeeautiful Cher!

I'm lurking, and occasionally posting and gathering info... :biggrin55
 
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