I have had doberman pinchers for several years now. I love them immensely. But I know they are not a breed of dog for everyone. But it is amazing to me that some of the things about them can be put in both categories. As in the reason to have one for one person can be a very good reason not to have them for another person. Here are some of those reasons.
First they are very active, especially as puppies. But even the adults are often times on the go it seems like endlessly. To give you an idea of how active they are I have a video to share of Jill. Jill Playing As you can see she is constantly on the move. Many people dont like that but they keep me active by being like this.
Second is they love to play with other animals. They need to be exposed to anything that they will live with and taught how to act. Some people want a calmer dog naturally when it sees something new. At least my cats are able to teach a puppy how to treat them so I dont have too as you can see Here . Monkey is patient until Jill gets too rough then Monkey smacks her and leaves. But I do get after Jill when she teases my chickens. Those goofy things just run from her. But Jill is doing good with them and Bunny treats them like a part of the family. They get checked every morning to make sure they are all ok. But without teaching dobermans to be gentle they can kill other animals easily once they are full grown.
Third is dobermans like to steal your clothes also. I think it is funny to see Bunny thinking she is sneaking off with one of my socks when I take it off. But many people would have a fit. I dont mind unless she starts chewing them up.We sometimes play hide and seek with the socks. Bunny hides them and I have to find them when I want to put them back on.
Fourth is they are very very adorable clowns. For some reason some people dont like that. Personally I like to laugh and they never fail to make me do that at least a couple of times a day. Here is some pictures that will make you smile at them.
But for me the biggest reason to have them is they are cuddle bug lap dogs. Some people dont want a 70 to 80 pound dog to sit on them and give kisses. I dont trust those people.
In order is Jack sleeping on his back, Jill looking over the baby gate, Duke being beat up by a beagle mix, and Bunny holding Bambi down on the floor.
all photos and videos are mine