Doberman pinschers are renowned for their loyalty, intelligence, and affectionate nature. They are considered human-oriented dogs that are sweet and loving to people, provided they are properly socialized and trained. Dobermans are known to be loyal to their owners and can be great with children if raised with them. However, some Dobermans may only bond with one person.
In a survey, 28% of respondents said that their
Dobermangot along very well with cats, 47% said they got along “well”, and 25% said they didn't get along very well. It is important to note that these dogs need constant leadership and should be well socialized before entering a home with children. If you're thinking about getting a Doberman Pinscher, here's what you and your family should know about the breed. The Doberman Pinscher was first recognized in 1921 when the Doberman Pinscher Club of America was founded.
The breed quickly gained popularity as a working breed due to its exceptional strength and endurance. The breed was named after Louis Dobermann, but many canine organizations removed the second “n” in the name. It is important to note that even the most socialized and nicest Doberman will become protective if he feels his owner is in danger. Therefore, it is essential to spend time training and socializing your Doberman so that he isn't aggressive.
In addition, dobermans need a lot of exercise during the day to stay happy, so a close relationship with active children tends to benefit both children and dogs. If you can introduce your Doberman to your cat when it's still a puppy, you'll have a much better chance of success here. Take him to the dog park, to family reunions where there's a big, loud group with lots of people, let your neighbor's kids play with your cute new puppy, enroll them in puppy classes, or even take your Doberman for a swim. John Walter is a family Doberman specialist who has a CPD certification in canine communication and is an active dog trainer specializing in the Doberman Pinscher breed.