Blue Doberman – Basic Facts You Should Know

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Have you ever wondered if a Doberman can be blue? If so you have come to the right place. We will go over the blue Doberman syndrome how rare they are and what characteristics they share with other Dobermans. After reading through this article you will be well-prepared to ask questions of your own. Here are some basic facts about the blue Doberman that will help you make a decision regarding purchasing a blue Doberman:

Can Dobermans be blue?

If you’re wondering ‘Can Dobermans be blue?’ you are not alone! There are several different shades of blue Dobermans on the market. While most are a solid blue some are a lighter shade of black. Some breeders crossbreed with other dogs with similar coat colors and some even sell blue Dobermans. Before you consider buying a blue Doberman make sure to ask for a pedigree and DNA test. Although it is impossible to tell exactly which breeds produce blue Dobermans it’s certainly possible to get a blue Doberman.

This blue Doberman’s color is caused by a recessive gene that prevents full pigmentation. The dog becomes blue but in reality it is gray or fawn. The gene called dilution is inherited from both parents. So a ‘black’ Doberman can have a blue puppy if she carries two copies of the gene. This can be a huge problem if you have a blue puppy!

What is blue Doberman syndrome?

While not all blue Dobermans have the disorder the problem does affect their appearance and overall health. Despite being a relatively rare condition CDA affects 8% to 9% of all Dobermans. Symptoms of CDA include a dry thinning coat blackheads and pus-filled pimples. Other common medical conditions include Dilated Cardiomyopathy which causes thickened heart muscle and can lead to respiratory or cardiac failure. Though the exact cause is not known some breeders have attributed blue Doberman syndrome to grain-free diets which are often associated with this diet.

The blue coat color of the Doberman is caused by a gene called CDA. The gene is responsible for platelet adhesion and is present in every Doberman. There are two types of CDA affecting one third of the breed. Type 1 does not affect blue Dobermans but affects fawn-colored ones. Some people believe CDA is caused by a mutated dilution gene. Others think that a different genetic factor is responsible.

How rare is a blue Doberman?

The American Kennel Club recognizes four distinct color combinations in the Doberman breed: slate gray black rust and blue. The blue color is a result of a recessive gene. Dobermans with the dilution gene have a blue coat with rust markings. They are rare but there is no guarantee that the color of your new dog will match that of your current one.

Although blue Dobermans are relatively rare they have similar features to other colors of the breed. They have long well-muscled bodies and blunt wedge-shaped heads. Many blue Dobermans have cropped ears and docked tails. Their distinctive gray-blue coat is unique to them and gives them an intimidating look compared to fawn or red Dobermans. To ensure the color of your new companion your blue Doberman must be registered with the American Kennel Club.

What are the significant traits of a blue Doberman

Doberman pinschers are medium-sized deep-chested dogs that are extremely intelligent and loyal. While their personalities vary they are typically very obedient and easy to train. In addition to their loyal natures they are also very strong and very alert. Because of these qualities they make excellent guard dogs and companion dogs. As a result Doberman pinschers make excellent companions and guard dogs.

Doberman pinschers have a bad reputation but this is undeserved. As the breed gained popularity health problems and temperament problems became more prevalent. Unfortunately many breeders and kennels produced poorly bred dogs. The downside is that these dogs are often expensive. As a result choosing a dog from a reputable breeder is essential. Do not buy a Doberman without doing thorough research first.

The difference between a white Doberman and a blue Doberman lies in pigmentation. A white Doberman has little or no melanin pigmentation. While some breeders advertise their dogs as albino there are no documented true albinos. These dogs however are rare and are the result of a genetic mutation called tyrosinase. While they aren’t considered true albinos they do have blue eyes and don’t develop the pigmentation that gives them a white coat.

Ian Hill

Ian Hill

Owning a Doberman isn't like owning any other type of dog.
The love of a Doberman is deep, but their power is unmatched.
If you want to know more about these marvelous dogs, you've come to the right place.

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Owning a Doberman isn’t like owning any other type of dog.
The love of a Doberman is deep, but their power is unmatched.
If you want to know more about these marvelous dogs, you’ve come to the right place.

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