My boyfriend and I already have a male Pit Bull. He's the sweetest thing in the world. He's two years old and he wouldn't hurt a fly. I had a male Doberman puppy when I was 8. He was the sweetest thing ever. He was hyper and loving. But, my dad was always really mean to him so I called my landlord and she pretending to make us get rid of him, just so I could get him into a better home. It was really hard on me because I loved him so much, but I didn't want my dad to keep hurting him. But, my question is, I want a Doberman who will be a good family dog, but will also protect the family if he/she needs to. I know males probably won't get along with the Pit, even though the Pit has been around other males and there was never a problem, bringing a male Doberman in probably isn't the best idea. I know females obviously can also be protective and such, but is there a major personality difference between the two? I've been researching the breed and there's so many different answers by different people. Will a female Doberman be suitable for me? I would like a male more because I'm not a big fan of female animals, but I don't want to cause possible fighting. Is there anything you guys could also help me out with for training the Doberman and everything? I plan on getting a puppy, I know they can tear up the house and everything if they don't get enough attention and they need plenty of exercise and time to just play and everything. What else do I need to know? Can you guys please help me out? Thank you so much. Please don't criticize me for my questions, either and tell me I know nothing about dogs and everything else. This is why I'm here. I want to learn a lot about the breed before I go and get a Doberman. Thank you.