It seems like, well some dogs seem to have small children's minds. I see the same devilish impishness in the Dobermans that I see in my Collie, they like to do things that entertain themselves and make you laugh! The seem to be both dogs that love their owners but need to feel respected if that makes any sense. I've heard Mals are even more this way. And my king likes a challenge and to learn new things, I bet Dobies are the same :)