Question by  julsbeau (87)

Are miniature Dobermans good with kids?

Are they real Dobermans?


Answer by  cowohhh (569)

Miniature Pinscher are not related to the bigger sized Dobermans. In fact, the smaller breed has been around much longer than the Doberman. The breed are often territorial dogs despite their tiny size. The breed is not suitable for a family with small children. It should be alright if children are old enough to respect the dog's boundaries.


Answer by  DogLady4 (28)

There isn't a miniaturized version of the Doberman. Miniature Pinschers (Minpins) are their own breed. They're loving and easy-to-groom. Toy dogs can be fear-biters; particularly with children that don't understand and respect canine ettiquette. Their diminuitive size means that they can easily be injured by rough play. For most kids under 10, this isn't a great choice.


Answer by  Mirandaward (19)

If the Miniature Pincher is raised around children who treat them in a gentle way and are taught responsible dog ownership, they will adore children.


Answer by  Lottadogs (1258)

Miniature Pinschers are not directly related to Dobermans. Both may have common ancestors such as the German Pinscher. Cchildren over 10 are best as small children might hurt a pup.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Yes they are real Dobermans and yes they are good with kids. The best thing you can do is get them when they are babies and raise them with the kids. They will never realize there is life without kids. You can also do a net search and get alot more really good ideas.


Answer by  scully1013 (28)

They are excellent dogs to raise with children. I have a three year old dog and 2 year old son and they love each other very much. They spend most of the day playing ball and tug of war!


Answer by  domi (124)

It all depends on how the puppy is trained, but generally yes. Yes they are real dobermans just quite a bit smaller than the full sized. They are great dogs.


Answer by  decomom (923)

Miniature Pinschers are typically not as good with kids as some other breeds. Smaller dogs often aren't as patient with younger children pulling and grabbing at them and may snap at them. Though they look similar to Dobermans they are not real Dobermans and were bred from several other types of dogs.

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