Dobermans are the only working dogs specifically bred for human companions and their master's protection.They are generally kept as family dogs and protector of their master's home.They are also used as therapy dogs, guide dogs, service dogs, and search and rescue dogs.
The temperament of these dogs allows them to be trusted with children, company, and even strangers. Friendly and sociable, Dobermans can also become aggresive when they sense their handler is in danger. They are naturally attuned to their handlers emotions and needs which makes them an ideal dog for personal protection.
Dobermans are bred for human company and need to be around people for at least a few hours a day. Due to their unique breeding, these dogs are not meant to be isolated outdoor dogs or confined to a kennel for long periods of time. These dogs are natural athletes and will need regular exercise just like any other dog.
Dobermans are bred to be companions and our oldest female Duchess is an especially good example of this trait. These next three pictures show her playing on some round bales when the kids are walking nearby.