I know there are some Doberman owners on here, so I thought I'd try to get some opinions from you guys. My husband thinks he would like to get one. I have always admired the breed and have known some really nice ones (and also some not so nice ones). If we did get one, it would come from a reputable breeder. I used to show and breed Dachshunds, so I know how to go about finding a good breeder. Also the puppy would be well socialized and taken to obedience class. How are Dobermans with regard to shedding? They would seem to be similar to Dachshunds since they have the same type coat. Dachshunds do shed some, but not terribly like a shepherd, lab or collie type coat. Also, we currently have three miniature Dachshunds, one older, intact male (AKC champion) and two spayed females. The male has lived with two other submissive neutered male Dachsies and was fine, but he didn't care much for his own sons when they were just puppies. He was fine with his daughter though and has always gotten along fine with any female dog he has ever met. One of the females is easy going and fine with anyone. The other needs to get to know another dog well before she is OK. But oddly, she accepts other Dachshunds right away. She is the one I'm most concerned about. Is it a disaster waiting to happen to introduce a Doberman into this mix? Anyone have experience with Dobermans and small dogs with terrier attitudes? My husband prefers a female and she would be spayed - he already has her named! Any opinions?