Bijal: Bijal ji you are quite right, handling GSD by an aged man/woman is not easy. But, 've seen GSD walking very calmly with their owners. I think, training is what can make a difference.
Dinker: Dinker, I'm fully aware Lab don't make a good guard dog. My decision is also driven my a fact I need a dog of a gentle nature, a dog that can live with older members of my family. Protection is another factor.
Nor am I under the impression 10 days can "fully" potty train a puppy. Lab, Golden and Dober were referred to in the above post bcoz of their intelligence and trainability.
But I do feel, those 10 days can certainly lay a foundation for a good potty training. I don't know if you've read the above post properly, I don't intend to leave dog alone, I do have my parents who can take care of the creature in my absence. I don't think dobermann is not a good dog for a beginner. Wheather it's
Dobermann, Pitbull or Rottie, these dogs need early socialisation. They must be taught from the beginning whom to be good with and whom NOT to be good with. As far as exercise is concerned, I'm not saying these dogs should be tied at the corner of the house. I agree, the SPACE i can offer to the dog is a factor to be considered before selecting a breed.
Inderjeet: The idea of having a Bitch is very nice.
Kamal: Wheather its Rottie, Pit bull or any other dog bred to protect his master, early socialisation is very important. You have to teach them right from the beginning whom they should be good with and whom to be bad with. I mock at the idea that first time dog owner shouldn't go for Dobermann. Only Hipocrites would preach this idea.
Santosh: Doyou know due to the shape of the mouth of dogs like Pug, Bull dog, Boxer, Bull Masiff, they are not recommended for climate like ours. They can develop breathing problem in hot climate. That's why it's not in my list