Doberman Pinscher Q&A

I really want to get a Doberman but all I hear about them, is that they do not get along with other dogs - is this true? And if I do get one should I get a puppy so I can train at an early age - rather than a rescue?

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Dobermans can get along quite well with other dogs if you socialize them with other dogs from an early age. They are very protective of there owners so you have to show them from the start that other dogs can be around and that it is ok. Some rescue dogs do well with other dogs as they may have been socialized with them as pups.But you need to know the background of the dog. If you don't and want a dog that is going to get along with other dogs then my suggestion would be get a puppy. But something you have to be aware of is that Males generally do not get along with other males. It is in the breed. And you really have to work at it if you have other males. If your just wanting a pet I would get a female as you will have less problem with other dogs. Hope that helps.


surely..u have 2 socialize dem very very early..else they will dominate da other 1..just like mine..it dominates my dalmatian& run after my cats..sometimes my bro& i would allow her 2 jump on our parents bed..it was not so friendly wid my dad n but loves mom..so each time it saw dad on da bed or shoutin at mom..it would bark fiercely..so it need early socialization...


my male doby loves other dogs. he doesnt know his size since he is over 100lbs at 9months but as for other dogs, he is awesome. i had boxers before the dob and i have never been so impressed in his behavior towards other dogs. when another dog comes along, he wants to play. if the other dog shows aggression with me, hes not friendly but over all, hes awesome. socialize him young though.


Basically it depends on how well you socialize any dog.....some dogs don't like other dogs, as we don't always like other people. I highly reccommend socializing any dog, no matter what the breed/mix, plus at least basic obedience training. You're going to have a much better dog and bond faster and better. I have had four rescues, 3 of them dobes-one a dal. Rescues especially should be socialized and take an basic obedience class, the socialization might well take longer, but it's very well worth it. My current male dobe really likes other dogs, my first rescue needed to meet the other dog, then things were fine. Depending on your work schedule, getting a young adult, or older (if you're an experienced dog owner) might be much better for both you and the dog.....puppies should be crated only one hour more then they are months old i e 4 month old pup should be crated no longer then 5 hours...very hard to do if you work full time Also, when adding a new dog to the household, you idealy should have both dogs meet on neutral territory, in a quet place..


I have an eight year old male Doberman, I also have 4 other dogs that are different breeds, my Dobie gets along fine with the other dogs, but he does not like to have anything to do with puppies, I think its because they want to nip his legs and he is very sensitive about his legs.


My doberman is a year and a half old, I've had her since she was 10 weeks old and she loves all other dogs. She's great with dogs of all sizes, her best buddy weighs about 10 pounds and she weighs 82 pounds. I started taking her to doggie daycare at 12 weeks old everyday for the first year Mon - Fri and on the weekends we go to the local dog parks. Now she only goes to daycare about 1 time a week and she is friends with everey dog there. I was once told that she is only 1 of 2 dogs that can be put with any other dog, even the ones that don't typically get along with the others. As long as you socialize your Doberman they will get along well with other dogs.


My doberman is a year and a half old, I've had her since she was 10 weeks old and she loves all other dogs. She's great with dogs of all sizes, her best buddy weighs about 10 pounds and she weighs 82 pounds. I started taking her to doggie daycare at 12 weeks old every day for the first year Mon - Fri and on the weekends we go to the local dog parks. Now she only goes to daycare about 1 time a week and she is friends with everey dog there. I was once told that she is only 1 of 2 dogs that can be put with any other dog, even the ones that don't typically get along with the others....she's their friend. As long as you socialize your Doberman they will get along well with other dogs.


My doberman is a year and a half old, I've had her since she was 10 weeks old and she loves all other dogs. She's great with dogs of all sizes, her best buddy weighs about 10 pounds and she weighs 82 pounds. I started taking her to doggie daycare at 12 weeks old every day for the first year Mon - Fri and on the weekends we go to the local dog parks. Now she only goes to daycare about 1 time a week . I was once told that she is only 1 of 2 dogs that can be put with any other dog, even the ones that don't typically get along with the others....she's their friend. As long as you socialize your Doberman they will get along well with other dogs.



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