Nov 13, 2002, 10:31 PM
Post #15 of 15
Glad to see that you're doing research! Unfortunately, Rottweilers and Dobermans have been potrayed as aggresive dogs. The truth is, the dogs would never have attacked if they had not been provoked or raised properly. I guess my Doberman turned out so laid-back because we raised her in a family environment. She grew up with my brother (who was about a year old at the time) pulling her ears etc., so she tolerates kids very well.
I find the Doberman more protective of her family when compared to the GSD. My Dobe was not trained as a guard dog, but she instinctively becomes protective when we are out, especially at night. There have been many times when a stranger starts to come towards us but changes his mind when she growls. In the daytime though, she is friendlier. But the GSD also becomes alert when strangers approach although she doesn't growl.
Mr Derrick told me of a reputable Dobe breeder in Taman Sea a while ago. If you contact him, maybe he'll give you the details. As for the price range, I'm afraid I don't know. My Dobe cost $900, but that was 8 years ago, so it's not a good indication of the price range now.
-= Tisha =-