I am considering a Doberman or a Rottweiler, how are their temperaments different?

The Doberman and Rottweiler have similar temperaments. The biggest difference between the two is the Doberman’s much higher energy and intelligence. Essentially, a Doberman will require more stimulation. If you do not provide this stimulation, he will find it on his own.

If you plan on using your dog in sports or other activities requiring athleticism or a high degree of training, a Doberman is more fit. If you are not able to provide the exercise and stimulation, a Rottweiler is a better choice - but Rottweilers do still require daily exercise.