Most people are familiar seeing the Doberman in the traditional black and tan colors, sometimes called black and rust. While this is the most common coloring, dobes are also seen in 3 other allowed colors. Dobermans are available in a red color which looks more of a brownish-red coloring. Below you see the traditional black and tan doberman and a red doberman.
Black & Tan Doberman | Red Doberman
Blue Doberman | Fawn Doberman
Seen even less often, the Doberman dog is also available in fawn and blue.
Blue dobermans and fawn dobermans are both color dilutions, the fawn doberman (or sometimes called Isabella color) being a diluted red and the blue being a diluted black. These colors are sometimes discouraged from breeding and are considered a disqualifying fault in some dog shows. Even so it’s felt that these dogs are not inferior to the reds or blacks if good breeding is present.
Another color that exists in Dobermans is the white or light colored cream dog. The white doberman pinscher was created from inbreeding and are considered partial albino dobermans. It’s common knowledge that these white dobermans have health problems and behavioural issues. They commonly have skin and eye sight problems like photo sensitivity. As a result of not being sure of it’s surroundings at times, this leads some dogs to fear biting. Some countries have banned the breeding of this dog mutation and breeders are encouraged not to breed for this color. It is seen as inhumane to the dog due to the serious health concerns.
The white Doberman does look interesting but again care should be taken that breeders avoid introducing these dogs into their bloodlines. Consumers and dog lovers also need to be educated and avoid purchasing these dogs and made aware that these white dogs should not command a higher sale price.