Red Doberman Puppies
If you’ve been looking for a Doberman Pinscher of a more unique color, you may have considered a red, or red and rust, Doberman. According to the American Kennel Club, red and rust is the second most popular color choice for this breed. This is a rarer color, since the rusty coat gene is recessive. You’ll only get a red and rust puppy if both Doberman parents are red, or if a red Doberman has a litter with a black and rust Doberman who has the recessive gene. Find out more about this color combination with our Red Doberman puppies guide!
Where To Get Red Doberman Puppies
Doberman Pinschers come in a variety of colors and patterns. Some are officially recognized by organizations like the American Kennel Club, while others are not. The main difference between recognized and unofficial colors is the breeding practices that produce them. Some rare colors, like pure black, blue, fawn, and white can only occur through inbreeding. This also means Dobermans in these colors are more likely to have health issues. Queen_dragon…
While red and rust colored Dobermans are rarer than the standard black and rust color, their coloration is officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. There are still some health issues specific to this mix, but for the most part they’re about as healthy as your average Doberman. There is a rare, paler Doberman color also referred to as red, usually without the rust markings. This color occurs through inbreeding and is therefore not as ethical as the red and rust.
Since red and rust is an officially recognized color for a Doberman, it’s easier to find a responsible breeder. However, you’ll still want to do your research. Check Doberman Pinscher puppy listings on the AKC’s web page. You can also check for certification from a local breed parent club, like the Doberman Pinscher Club of America.
If you’re not sure you want a puppy, rescuing or fostering an older red Doberman may be a great option for you! Check your local Doberman-specific rescue for a red and rust dog.
A rust and red Doberman may be a little more expensive than a standard black and rust because of their rarity. However, since they’re not as rare as other colors, their cost will generally be on the more standard end. The average cost of a red Doberman puppy is $1500. Like with any puppy, a higher price point is usually a good sign you’ve found a responsible breeder. You’ll also want to make sure the cost includes important health screenings necessary for Dobermans. A cost below $1000 for a puppy is usually a sign you’re working with a backyard Doberman breeder. Dublin…
A red and rust Doberman will have the same short, smooth coat as other Dobermans. However, their coloring is a brighter brown all over, with reddish rust-colored points and markings on their face and legs. Unless your Doberman has had their ears docked, they’ll have naturally floppy ears.
A red Doberman will usually be the same height and weight as a standard Doberman. Males are usually slightly larger than females with this breed. Most weigh between 60 and 100 pounds, measuring 24 to 28 inches tall at the shoulder. Dobie.shep…
A dog’s coat color, though it may be different than the main breed standard, will usually not affect their temperament. While red Dobermans are believed to be less territorial and more playful than their black and rust cousins and siblings, there are no conclusive studies that prove this difference. Doberman Pinschers make affectionate and devoted family dogs. They’re also good with kids of all ages, though it’s still a good idea to supervise any interaction between kids and your dog. Dobermans should play with other dogs under supervision. Their behavior around other canines should improve with proper socialization and training. Though they’re friendly with strangers in general, they can still be vigilant and territorial watchdogs.
Dobermans have high energy needs, both mental and physical. They do best with a fenced-in yard with plenty of space to run and play. They’ll also need daily long walks or hikes with their owners or a trusted human friend. Your red Doberman may also be a great participant in organized canine sports.
Dobermans are both highly intelligent and eager to please their owners. This should make training easy, but you should still start socialization and training early. Without an early start, a Doberman can become destructive, pushy, and stubborn. Like with any dog, use patience and positive reinforcement. Dobermans have a long history of training in extra tasks, including police work, therapy work, and even military service. Sebastian…
Red Doberman Puppies – Veterinary Needs
A responsible Doberman breeder will screen their breeding pairs for health issues common to the breed before producing a litter. These include bloat, hip dysplasia, an enlarged heart, von Willebrand’s disease, progressive retinal atrophy, and hypothyroidism. A red Doberman is also more likely to develop skin issues like acne and patching, along with skin allergies and sensitivities. Even with complete health screenings, you’ll want to keep an eye out for symptoms of any of these issues. Regular vet visits should help with diagnosis, detection, and treatment.
Immediately after bringing home your red Doberman puppy, you’ll want to schedule vet visits for them every three weeks or so. These should last until your puppy is a few months old. These visits will help your vet make sure your puppy is growing up happy and healthy. In addition, this is where they’ll administer an important series of puppy vaccinations. Puppy shots include vaccinations against the potentially fatal parvovirus, rabies, and distemper. You can also choose to vaccinate your puppy against kennel cough, or Bordetella, at one of these visits. Read our puppy vaccine schedule for more information. Cam…
Dobermans, like many big dogs, are prone to bloat. Unless treated, this is a potentially fatal condition. Try not to let your red Doberman eat too much or too quickly. You may want to consider a food bowl specifically designed to slow down their eating.
The biggest issue with most Dobermans, red ones especially, is skin irritation and allergies. These can often be linked to incomplete nutrition. You can choose a commercially-made food that excludes common food allergens for dogs. These include corn, wheat, soy, and chicken. If you’re quite concerned about what your dog is eating, you can also home-cook their meals. This will give you more control over what your dog eats. You may also want to consider an Omega-3 fatty acid supplement. This will not only support skin and coat health, but also heart health. Consult with a vet or a certified pet nutritionist before starting your dog on any supplement. Zahra…
Like with any dog, take your rust and red Doberman’s age, weight, overall health, and activity level into account before choosing a food. Your vet or a certified pet nutritionist should be able to help you with this process. Though raw and grain-free pet diets have gained recent popularity, they do have some associated risks. Make sure one is the right choice for your Doberman before committing.
Like all short-coated Dobermans, red and rust Dobermans will have minimal coat grooming needs. A once daily brush through with a grooming glove will help spread their natural oils throughout their coat and skin. It will also loosen and collect dead hair. A Doberman should only need occasional baths when they’re really dirty. Since they shed, Dobermans aren’t the best choice for those who are allergic to dogs. Muller…
Red and rust Dobermans are more prone to skin issues like acne and patching. These conditions may require a more involved skincare regimen. Your vet should be able to prescribe a topical medication for acne. Like human acne medication, this is usually a benzoyl peroxide lotion. If you’re seeing symptoms of any new skin condition, don’t be afraid to contact your vet for treatment tips.
Brush your Doberman’s teeth regularly with a dog-specific toothbrush and toothpaste. Check their ears a few times a week, cleaning when necessary. Trim their nails every two weeks, or whenever you hear their nails clicking against the floor.
Red Doberman Puppies – Photos
Red Doberman puppies really are the cutest dogs.