My husband and I are looking at purchasing our first dobie. We have researched a lot about the breed and just fell in love with them. I was bitten by a chow when I was a teenager so I am actually afraid of large dogs. I found this site through my research and read two stories on here where two different dobie bite their owners. One worked at a vet and took their dog with them often so it had the best care and was well socialized. It bit her fiancé in the face one night seemingly out of nowhere. One of the responses to that thread was another gentleman whose Dobie attacked his wife leaving her in the hospital. At the time of the posting she had been in there a week. Both stories are in the site so I should be able to find them. Of course this is my concern since I have a 13 and 10 year old here in my house. We have found an amazing breeder who has helped a lot but I need some other owners to help with my fears. I in no way think dobies are mean dogs my fear is actually for all big dogs. If I were getting a lab I'd have the same question just would be asking lab owners. Thank you all in advance for ur help.