Today, I picked out an adoptable dog in Indiana who shares a name with my heroine Chloe. And she’s a doberman mix. I love dobermans. Despite their reputation as fierce guard dogs, it actually takes a good deal of training to make them that way. Most dobes are actually quite timid, but once they get to know you, there’s a reason they are called Velcro dogs. You WILL cuddle with them. 🙂 They have a lot of energy, are intelligent and most do very well with other pets and children.