Blue Doberman — The Complete Guide
After seeing these beautiful dogs, you might end up deciding you want one. However, as with any breed, it’s important to do your research. You should make sure you’ll well-equipped for everything the breed brings.
Here’s everything you need to know about a blue Doberman.
Where To Get A Blue Doberman
When it comes to blue Dobermans, the fact they’re uncommon, purebred dogs means it’s unlikely you’ll find one in a shelter. If you’re committed to rescuing a shelter puppy, it may not be the dog for you. Check out Two Blue Dobies…
However, there’s nothing wrong with ethically shopping. If you’ve decided to get a blue Doberman, make sure you pick a good breeder. AKC registration is a good start to figure out if a breeder is good, but not everything.
Make sure you look for:
- Health checks
- Shots and deworming
- The parents being well-adjusted, sociable dogs
- The puppies being brought up in a nice environment
- A spay/neuter contract
- A promise to take the puppy back if something goes wrong
Backyard breeders will not do any of these things.
A blue Doberman usually costs around $2000, though it could be a little above or below. You may see puppies being sold for cheaper, but worst-case scenario, it’s a scam. Best-case scenario, it’s a backyard breeder who hasn’t put much money into raising the puppies or is actually selling mixed breed dogs.
It’s worth it to pay extra.
Blue Doberman Appearance
A Doberman is a large, lean dog with a wedge-shaped face. Blue Dobermans have a dark coat that shines blue in the light and is truly beautiful. They’re rather uncommon, and definitely striking! Two Blue Dobies…
The ears are often cropped to stand erect, although there is a movement against this now as it’s considered an unnecessary cosmetic procedure. Many people don’t even know that a Doberman’s ears are naturally floppy.
Dobermans are very active dogs, so if you get one, be prepared to have to give your dog a lot of exercise! They’re loyal and intelligent animals though, so if you do right by them when they’re a puppy, you’ll have an excellent companion.
Temperament is often dependent on the individual dog and their upbringing as much as it is breed. Before the dog is an adult, you should make sure you’ve socialized them well. Socialization doesn’t just mean meeting other dogs. It means exposing them to a wide variety of things so they’re easygoing as an adult.
If you don’t do this, you might find that your blue Doberman ends up scared of things as an adult, and it could even result in aggression.
If feeding your dog kibble, you should make sure it’s good quality and has grains in it. Grain-free food might sound healthier, but many studies have linked it to heart disease in dogs. You should also consider feeding them food specifically for large breeds. Sheikah...
You can also feed your dog raw, if you like, but you should make sure to do your research and have a meal plan prepared by a specialist or subscription service. Feeding raw on your own, doing no research, means they might miss out on essential nutrients.
Blue Doberman Veterinary Needs
Like any puppy, your blue Doberman will need a series of shots until they’re sixteen weeks old. These will be administered every three weeks and protect them against parvovirus, distemper, and other things. They’ll also get a rabies shot when old enough.
After that, their booster shots will have to be given every year to make sure they stay up to date. They’ll also be checked for other health issues and parasites.
Large breeds can be prone to hip dysplasia so if buying pet insurance, you should make sure it’s a policy that covers this. Companies often don’t.
Lastly, make sure you keep your dog up to date on flea and tick prevention. Usually this is a pill or topical solution, and it’s vital to keep on top of this if you want your dog to be comfortable and healthy!
Because these dogs usually have a short coat, they don’t have high grooming needs. Their short coat won’t need to be brushed as often as a longer one. They do, however, need their nails clipped every six to eight weeks, as well as frequent cleanings of their ears and teeth.
Start this young. Exposing them to the clippers or Dremel and the toothbrush at a young age means they’ll be desensitized as an adult. That will make it all the more pleasant for you or the groomer and the dog when it needs to be done later!
if they show aversion to grooming, buy a lick mat with some peanut butter and they’ll be distracted enough to let you do it.
So, if you want a blue Doberman, they’re a great choice of pet! Just make sure to socialize them well and keep up with their activity needs, as they need a substantial amount of exercise every day. You should also keep up to date with their veterinary appointments, as this is how you create a happy and healthy adult dog.
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