Dobermans are sensible, faithful and smart dogs. They have a friendly temperament and due to their watchfulness they can easily be trained to be very good guard dogs. Early socialisation is very important for Dobermans.
Their strong and muscular build and lean stature makes them physically impressive. Dobermans are confident by nature and get very attached to their owners. They are very loyal, eager to learn and to please. Being in the Top 10 smartest dog breeds, teaching them a new trick or command is very easy.
Dobermans are sensitive and gentle and can be great with kids and other animals, when socialised with them from a very early age.
The combination of loyalty and protective instinct make Dobermans a great guard dog - if the owner wants to focus on developing this trait. Training and keeping their minds active is important for this obedient breed. With the right training, a Doberman might even be able to help with loading the washing machine or putting the kids to bed!
|Life expectancy:||10-13 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Above average|