Doberman or Rottweiler

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  1. Ash47

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    In a few years, once we have our own place and are settled in nicely, I want to purchase a Dobe or Rott from a good breeder. I love their looks and their personality. I know the personality is one you have to work with more than some other breeds, but I am willing to do that.
    I don't know which one would be the most fitting for us, but instead of giving you info you didn't ask for... Tell me what is required most for each breed. Then I can kind of pick which one would be most suited for me.
    Keep in mind that I will still have Roxy and will hopefully be a mother by this time, so there will also be children around.
     
  2. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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  3. rottiegirl

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    I personaly think that both breeds are very similar. I prefer rotties, because I just like the way they look, but they do shed more. I had a rottie/dobe mix and she was great with kids, cats (as long as they didnt run), other dogs, and people. She was pretty hyper and she became destructive a few times. As long as you socialize at a young age, they are great family dogs. My dog protected my home and myself. I dont know about dobes, but rotties tend to be a one person dog.
     
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    I had a rottie/pit mix. He was great with Female dogs, didn't like cats or small animals. I had to keep him seperated from my minpins. Also he wasn't raised around small children and he looked at them strange when small kids did come around so I watched him really closely!! I know all that was my fault though as my kids were pre-teens when we got him and I have only had the small dogs for the last 3 years. I wouldn't have picked a different dog though if I had it to do again, He was very loyal to the whole family, yes more so to me but still could see the love he had for the rest of them.
    I never had a dobe, but they are my favorite breed, but Hubby says no more big dogs!! So I'll stay with the MinPins not dobes but do have the look.:D
     
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    I had a female doberman, and she was great with my little dog, and i have 2 little sisters and the dog was good with them also. They are very protective of their family tho, i guess thats not a horrible thing, and there great watch dogs. On the other hand they tend to have dry skin, so they flake alot. Well atleast my dobie did. Rotties are also good family dogs, it all depends on what one fits your family better.
     
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    Both are great breeds when well bred and raised in a loving home. Just follow your heart on this one, Ash.

    And Minis! Tell your hubby you want a Fila . . . by the time he gets through looking at them he'll realize a Dobe is NOT a large dog :D
     
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    lol even better renee, tell him to look at a newf
     
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    The following is my opinion but somethings you might consider:

    Rotts are..... Biggerv(good or bad is up to you), Shed more, tolerate cold better*, discriminated against more, more laid back (my experience), drool more, more intimidating to the bad guys.

    I am Biased because I have owned three WONDERFUL Rotties and loved them dearly so I would vote for Rotties as best choice. On the other hand I have never met a Dobe that I didn't like; they seem to be great dogs.

    I don't think you can go wrong with either choice.


    *If you like winter sports or hiking in the winter the Rott is the clear choice, they handle cold better than any short haired dog I have ever seen. The Soviets used them in their Gulag System in Siberia.
     
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    With children in mind... just make sure that either breed has no aggressive issues in their background.
     
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    That goes with any breed
     
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    Of course I say dobe! But only if you want clingy and a goofy personality. they are kinda teenagers forever. Some are really stuck to your side at all moments and I don;t hear that about rotts as much. If you ahve any specific question ask.
     
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    Could be, but I've never seen an aggressive Golden.
     
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    I have. My uncle has a boarder collie/black lab cross who if you look at wrong will atack you with the intent to kill. I have had to hit it with a stick to keep it away from me. Why he doesnt put the thing down in beyond me.
     
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    I've met a couple and I have to say it's quite disturbing because...it's a Golden. We just had one in that's quite dog aggressive and another one that's pretty unpredictable. She's snapped at me more than once.
     
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    Thanks all you guys for all the info. A Rott is what I am really leaning towards. And don't worry, I will go to only the best of a breeder. It's in the future pretty far off; in that time, I can be researching breeders and learning everything I can about Rotties.
    I will always have a Chihuahua, but Rotts have really caught my eye and I would love to have one one day.
     
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    I owned 3 Rotts in my life, 1 female and 2 males....The female was fairly clingy, the oldest male was clingy to whoever was closest and the last male I had was VERY clingy.


    I have met one who was crazy aggressive when in it owners truck.
     
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    sorry grammy, but one of the worst bites I have ever seen happen was from a golden. he bit the tip of the vets finger off.

    remember..there are poor examples of every breed thanks to irresponsible breeders.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that.... between my own and all the Goldens I've known through 45 years in our Club , I've never seen one. It had to be bad breeding.
     
  19. memyselfandmiah

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    Why are you going to go to a breeder when you can get a teenager or adult dog from the pound, and saves its life? Dont get me wrong, there is something to be said for getting a dog with a know background, but i think that it is also important to save a life, if it is possiable. at the local pound here, there are 2 adult rotties put up for adoption, because the owners had to move to an apartment, and they were not allowed. they were very even tempered. played well with kids, were TRAINED!! yada yada yada...Just something to think about. in the long run may save you a lot of money, and some heart ache as well.

    just my $.02
     
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    Sorry, another thought i have to share... many dogs are treated wrong, not trained right, have owners that dont have an idea about dog psychology (i know enough to know that i know nothing) and may have let a golden think that he/she is alpha, right? then again, i dont know goldens at all.

    I am not trying to inflamatory, i am seriously asking questions.

    --again, just my $0.02
     

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