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I am thinking of getting a Doberman in the future so I have come to the board to learn as much as I can from other owners. I've already done some research but I think this board will be even more helpful...

I was wondering if Dobermans tend to be same-sex aggressive or not? If so, is it more with the males or females? Does it depend on the personality of the other dog in the home or does it generally apply to any dog of that gender?

I am wondering about this because I already have one dog of each gender, so I am not sure if I should be wary of getting a Doberman of one gender or the other. Neither of my dogs have ever been same-sex aggressive, though. My female is the more docile and laid back of the two. The only time she has ever had any problems with other dogs is when a dog persistantly jumps on her repeatedly despite her obvious signals that she doesn't like it. Eventually if the other dog keeps jumping over and over she will tell them off with a growl/bark.
 

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Male dobermans are known to be same sex agressive in many cases. If you already have a male dog, regardless of size it is probably not adviseable to get a doberman male, especially if it is your first dobe.
 

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I totally agree with greenkouki and you will probably hear that from a lot of dobie owners. Generally speaking male dobies do not do well with other males no matter what size and no matter the breed. I would absoutley reccomend getting a female. Good luck on your search and let us know when you get your dobie. We just love pics and it certainly is not restricted to only dobies. :)
 

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I know you said in another post that you are looking at adopting from IDR - I'm pretty sure that they will NOT adopt a male to you since you already have one. Your best chance of success will be with a bitch.

As a general rule of thumb, Male Dobermans are notoriously male on male aggressive once they reach full maturity. There are exceptions, but it is not recommended because of the low success rate. Most reputable breeders would never sell a male Doberman to you with an existing male of any breed already in your home .............. good rescues are the same.
 

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Thanks for the information! That is very helpful. I heard more about female-female aggression so I wasn't sure how it was with Dobermans and whether it depended on the breed/size or not as I know with some dogs it does.

Thanks again!
 

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Thanks for the information! That is very helpful. I heard more about female-female aggression so I wasn't sure how it was with Dobermans and whether it depended on the breed/size or not as I know with some dogs it does.

Thanks again!
That could occur if the females are not propperly exercised or disciplined, or they are both in tact. I don't think there is really anything to worry about in comparison to multiple males.
 

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That's a worry too, you have one female and one male, already? or is it two males? My Female would never put up with another female, she is going on two in October. We are thinking, depending on some more training with her and her calming down more, about a male. Go with a girl and get a puppy.
 

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Most of the better rescues will have tested the spayed girls in foster homes and will have a pretty good idea how they will react.
 

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That's a worry too, you have one female and one male, already? or is it two males? My Female would never put up with another female, she is going on two in October. We are thinking, depending on some more training with her and her calming down more, about a male. Go with a girl and get a puppy.
Yes, I have one of each (male and female.)
 
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