Both the Rottweiler and the Doberman are often perceived as aggressive dogs. Older Rottweilers and Doberman Pinschers can often be found at rescue centers; however, these dogs are often crossed with other breeds. Black is the only recognized color for Rottweilers, while Dobermans can also come in fawn, blue and red. Based on public opinions and perceptions, many consider the Doberman to be “the most dangerous of both breeds”, and point out that the Rottweiler is “quieter” than the Doberman.
The Doberman and the Rottweiler are two large working breeds of German origin that make excellent guard dogs. However, the Doberman has a slightly longer life expectancy, of 10 to 12 years, than the Rottweiler, which only has an average lifespan of 9 to 10 years. The Doberman Pinscher and the Rottweiler are two dog breeds known for their intimidating appearance and protective nature. If a stranger tried to give meat to the Doberman, he would know that something was wrong and would immediately notify his owner.
Both Rottweilers and Doberman Pinschers are intelligent dog breeds that like to work, just like the German Shepherd. Other diseases that affect dobermans include Addison's disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, cervical vertebral instability, disc-associated Wobbler syndrome, hypothyroidism, and osteosarcoma. The Rottweiler has a slightly thicker coat, which makes it more tolerable in cold weather conditions, while the Doberman is the best breed in warm climates. Despite being large breeds, both the Rottweiler and the Doberman Pinscher are relatively healthy dogs.
That said, the Doberman's 245 PSI bite force and athletic ability are the forces to be reckoned with in their own right, and this breed is also likely to bark quite a bit. The Doberman had a very bad reputation during the 70s as an out of control beast that excited everyone in the blink of an eye, which led them to be much less popular as a companion dog and even less popular as a police K9 due to the responsibility inherent in the public perception of this breed of dog. The Doberman is bred from the Rottweiler dog; they share many similarities, including their black and reddish coat, which requires little maintenance. Yes, I would fight and even kill a Doberman because the APBT was refined and bred for dog-on-dog combat.
Both the Doberman and the Rottweiler have many excellent traits that make them wonderful canine companions.