The smaller three dogs are chihuahua mixes. I was wondering what you think about a male or a female? Focus more on the individual pup you pick than what sex they are! In that article, I also talk about the oldest known Doberman Pinscher, which lived to a surprisingly old age! There are a lot of really great things in the works here at Doberman Planet. The ideal Doberman, in … More inclined to protect an area or person from other dogs. In general, males will stop fighting when dominance is determined whereas females will fight until they severely injure (or worse) the other female. However, they are more likely to bond strongly to one specific person in the house, and this will usually be a child. I wouldn’t say they can’t work in a desert environment by any means, you just need to focus a bit more on keeping them cool. Dobermans have a single layer coat which you’d think would be better for the heat but in reality, it can be worse in a lot of ways. Same-sex aggression is one of the biggest problems with female Dobies and other dog breeds. Since females are harder to distract than males, they tend to do better with off-leash training. They make excellent pets and formidable guard dogs. The study also found that the behaviors were worse in dogs that were neutered earlier. I’m considering adopting a male 19 month-old male Doberman from a breeder who had the dog returned. Good luck with whatever you choose! If she got into it with my male I would give her a little vibration to get her away from him and then. Personally I’d not let her sleep with you since that’s a major bond-builder with dogs. But if trained to be loyal family dogs, they can also prove to be friendly companions. If you want the best chances of success, consider getting a female puppy. Many Doberman owners prefer males though due to their fun-loving and laid back nature when compared to females. Less likely to get along with other dogs at the dog park. I’m retired and have lots of time for personal training and classes. If you want to get serious about guard and protection training you could look into IPO training or something similar. So never miss an opportunity to bring them to a family gathering or around new people or animals. Hi Wendy, I’ve definitely known Dobermans 19-months old (and much older) who have been successfully rehomed. Both my dogs are pretty mellow, and are over 2 years of age. I’m so glad you enjoyed the information and got something useful from it! If you must have two female dogs in the house, try to make sure there is at least a two year age gap between them (but the more the better). He’s still young which is good. If you have children in the house males are goofier, fun-loving, and “play all day” type of dogs which might be great for older school-aged children if you need someone to wear them out during the day. … Many Doberman owners who have both female and male Dobies will tell you that the females are more serious and intense in everything they do. They will need to get their space at times when the kids become too much. Thanks! Usually bond equally to all members of the family. We’ve had a German Shepard and other breeds in our lives. A male Dobie will definitely always have your back if things got serious. But for a minute, let’s dissect this topic as much as possible and discuss this by taking into account all the known differences between the two sexes when it comes to guard work. Subscribe to my e-mail list so you’ll be notified when these big changes come! Being lighter and smaller is certainly a little easier on the body, this makes them a bit less prone to bone, joint, and hip problems than males. I don’t plan on neutering the Doberman. Looking only at bites and attempted bites, Doberman Pinschers rank as far less aggressive towards humans and show less aggression than many breeds without a reputation (e.g., Cocker Spaniel , … Females will be less tolerant of strangers in public, which can be a good or bad thing depending on the situation. So they are larger dogs overall. Overall though, the male’s outgoing and playful nature does generally make them more social with other animals. They also are less likely to develop dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) during their lifetime than males. Potential animal aggression. Accidental injuries because your Doberman knocked over, or rolled over, you kid can be just as serious at times as injuries due to an overly aggressive dog. This can mean they might take a little longer to warm up at the dog park. However, most owners report similar life spans between males and females. Our Doberman Cooper was still a puppy when he first demonstrated his talent for howling. Either way, the best bet is to have a male Doberman live in a house with a female dog and not another male. Please read and reply. Whichever sex you choose, focus on socializing them as much as possible early on in life. Other than accidental injuries, there are not really any other risks with male dogs around children. They both love being close to people and being a part of a “pack” (or family unit). Fortunately, you can correct this behavior in … Males can be a bit more headstrong and need clear, firm, direction from their owners. Testosterone is great for building muscle and when you’re protecting your territory from other male invaders, but it can affect temperament also. Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by Avhs05, Aug 27, 2018. I live in the Sacramento area of California and love spending quality time with Cooper, my 6-year-old Doberman Pinscher. This means that you can potty train a female, trust her to be alone, and generally be successful with more in-depth training earlier in her life. I mean she literally has torn into their flesh, all three of them. Even better! I have a spayed 9 month old red. There is a lot to this topic, and it’s not as simple as you might think. Excels as protecting a territory or whole family. Regardless of the variations in how social a Doberman Pinscher is, this breed is a loyal companion and an … This is not a full list of aggression dog body language but it can include:- If they are not exercised, they are more likely to become irritable or even aggressive. Being able to control your Doberman's behavior with other animals is another reason for a thorough respect training program. 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