I suppose you all have read similar questions but I wanted to put in my specific info. We are I would say semi experienced with dogs ( our last two were female and then male Bernese Mountain dog). Our Bernese died recently at 10 years hence the research into the desire for a Doberman. I live in Czech Republic so I think the dogs are mostly Euro dobermans. I have no experience with working dogs although I would say the Bernese male is quite an independent thinker and a bit stubborn. But I had no problems with these dogs. We have a huge garden ; I was used to going on long walks with the Bernese, I am 55 now. My wife and I have two teenage sons. And two cats. However I am concerned about the huge drive and energy of the working Doberman; would I be wiser to get 'show' lines, a female ? I have no interest in Schutzhund, is that necessary? Or reconsider the Doberman choice? But I absolutely adore the look of them. Seems to be some good breeders here but before I contact them I want to ask the right questions. What do you guys and galls think?