One of the rottie forum members had both Dobes and Rotties and she said the same that Rotties are less active and less demanding and overall are easier so better to go for from a labThey are all different even within the breed. I would def say Rotties are easier, not as high energy and not as demanding. A friend of mine had working rotts and use to joke they could attack an intruder and be asleep at the fireplace by the time the cops got there. Easy off switch, nothing happening? asleep & snoring, content to be still. Dobes seem to never have enough action and have to be told to settle for at least the first 2 years.