9. No, a properly bred Doberman is not shy. Early socialization and training should be part of developing the correct temperament of a Dobe. This is not to say there are no shy Dobermans. As with any breed there are dogs that exhibit abnormal behavior and there are various types and degrees of shyness. However, do not confuse "aloofness" with "shyness" as the breed standard calls for the Doberman to exhibt an "aloofness towards strangers." If you are having trouble with your Doberman, please contact a qualified Doberman trainer.