If you are going to adopt, maybe the breed is not the only thing to seek, but rather a connection with one of the caged companions looking for love and a good home. Of course you may fall in love with many of them, but I bet one will really connect and you will just know. I have a mixed breed that is mostly Ridgeback and Boxer. She is my first dog and has been a constant source of joy and security.
Good for you adopting, cuz there are many dogs that need good homes. If you get a mixed breed you may avoid some typical health issues when compared
to a pure breed. Dobermans are awesome dogs for sure, both beautiful and loyal, but the 3 I can think of in my friends lives, all only lived to be 6
or 8 and all suffered from a brain swelling issue, and hip dysplasia, very sad. I don't know if that should be a factor or not, but something to
It is too bad they have not been able to cure some of these ailments after all these years.