How many types of doberman are there?

There are two very different types of Dobermans, the American and European varieties. Both are potentially great dogs, but they have very different traits.

How many types of doberman are there?

There are two very different types of Dobermans, the American and European varieties. Both are potentially great dogs, but they have very different traits. That said, the Doberman Pinscher only has 4 official standard colors established by the American Kennel Club. Even so, the AKC recognizes 5 different colors of the Doberman, including the elusive but majestic Pinscher Doberman white.

As popular as the rusty black Doberman is, you'd think that a solid black Doberman is also popular, right? Not exactly. Rather, black Doberman Pinschers are rare because it is considered “unethical to reproduce”. But why is that so? They are also called “melanic Dobermans” and refer specifically to solid black Doberman Pinschers without the traditional rust or tan marks. As you might have guessed, this color is not officially recognized, mainly because of the possible health problems that may arise.

The blue and rusty Doberman is truly a beautiful sight to see. Although they're not as common as their black, rusty counterparts, they're definitely highly sought after. The subtle blue makes them a unique Dobe and, at the same time, they maintain standard AKC recognition. The reason for the “bluish color” is because they have inherited copies of the diluted recessive gene.

Yes, blue, rusty Dobermans also have the genes of a rusty black Doberman. However, when you dilute black, you get this blue-gray color. The rust marks on the top of slate blue will have a much lower contrast than with normal black. Actually, the color looks like anthracite gray, silver with a touch of purple.

However, this tone and tonality may vary between individual blue Dobermans. For example, color-dilution alopecia can affect all blue dogs, not just blue Dobermans. In fact, they're quite common in blue French bulldogs. This condition tends to cause severe hair loss, which will likely lead to skin infections or other serious illnesses.

According to the AKC, the rusty red Doberman Pinscher is the second most popular color choice for this dog breed. However, they are still much less popular than black and rust. In addition, a red and rusty coat gives off an aura of mystery that tends to attract new owners. Red, rusty dobermans also have tan (rust) markings on the eyebrows, snout, ear, chest, legs, lower part, and under the tail.

Because the tan looks like a light brown, the contrast is not as “pleasant and deep” as with black and rust. Even so, they are very popular color options and there are many homeowners who prefer this one to the traditional black and rusty Doberman. Personally, we think this color is more unique. And of course, this is a standard color that has been officially recognized by the AKC.

As with other solid-colored Dobermans, a solid red Doberman isn't very common even among enthusiasts. It's also unethical to raise a red Doberman Pinscher, as it can develop health problems just like any other melanic Doberman. In terms of rarity, they are even more uncommon than the solid blue Doberman. But if we have learned anything, we know that unethical breeders will continue to try to breed these dogs to try to sell them at a higher price because of their “exotic appearance”.

This color is still very new. The first documented case of an albino Doberman appeared in 1976, when a Doberman named Sheba was born. Thanks to Sheba and a lot of inbreeding, we now have many other partially albino Dobes in the world today. When these dogs can't really see the environment around them, they tend to develop anxiety more easily, which can cause aggressive behaviors and tendencies, such as biting.

Because of all these problems, white Dobermans have been banned in several countries. Many people are familiar with the popular Doberman breed. But most don't realize that there are two different types. The red and rusty Doberman is not as common as the black and the rust Doberman, mainly because the black gene (B) is dominant over the red one (b).

Although the Fawn or Isabella is an acceptable color for the breed, according to the AKC and UKC, many think that these lighter colored Dobermans are inferior to their black and red counterparts. The Dobermann was recognized (as Doberman Pinscher) by the American Kennel Club in 1908 and has since been one of the most popular dog breeds due to its intelligence and agility. A cream or ivory-colored Doberman is a rare thing to see and is not something that neither the AKC nor the UKC would find acceptable. Most red Dobermans are as healthy and energetic as any other color and are better able to withstand the hot summer sun than the black, rusty version.

Not all of Dobermann's first breeding efforts were successful, and several of his dogs showed such a high prey instinct that local hunters ended up shooting at them after a fairly enthusiastic hunt chase. And because they're such loyal and fearless dogs, Dobermans are some of the best police dogs in the world. This color is found in some other breeds (besides Dobermans and Weimaraners), such as pit bulls (especially the blue fawn pittie), the Cane Corsos and the Border Collies. As with the white Doberman, many Doberman experts and enthusiasts believe that the albino has a different temperament than red, black, fawn and blue dogs, and they often show lower intelligence and greater fear.

According to an old Dobermann acquaintance, Otto Göller, a mixed breed named Schnuppe gave birth to the first litters of Dobermans. White is not an acceptable color, but the American Doberman may have a small white spot on the chest. By adopting a European puppy, prospective buyers can be fairly certain that these dogs have been properly bred due to the breed qualification test that all Dobermann breeders must pass. Global breed standards are published by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, or FCI (World Canine Organization), following the advice of the IDC (International Dobermann Club), which is the governing council of the Dobermann breed and has 36 countries on its member list.

The Dobermann's natural tail is quite long, but individual dogs typically have a short tail as a result of coupling, a procedure in which most of the tail is surgically removed shortly after birth. And while this color hasn't been officially banned in the United States, the AKC is doing everything it can to discourage the reproduction of white Dobermans. . .