Short term we are taking in a male doberman. He has a bad habit of licking at his paw until it gets raw. He is a special doberman to us since he is the sire of the first two litters. It will be a BIG challenge having 3 dobermans in town. Sid needs almost constant supervision. It appears a big part of his problem is that he gets left alone while his human works. She hs a single parent home and doesn't have any choice. Dale is home more during the day, so hopefully Sid will get enough people time.
Doberman's are VERY needy dogs. Sometimes referred to as bungie butt dogs. The desire to be with their people all the time and pleasing their peoples is very strong. They are definitely mans best friend. And they expect you to be their best friend too.