Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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White Doberman – The Complete Guide

Rachel Poli Author
Jul 23 ·

White Doberman Pinschers are the rarest color of all. It’s also one of the most dangerous to the pup since it can cause many health issues. So while a White Doberman looks pretty, it’s not ethical to have one.

This coat color is not officially banned from the American Kennel Club (AKC), but they highly encourage breeders not to produce White Dobermans. Let’s talk about why.

What does a White Doberman look like?

A White Doberman is as it sounds. This pooch is a solid white color. Sometimes, it looks like it has a light cream coloring, but it’s still considered white. This coloring comes from inbreeding and is considered partial albino. Via Pups Pub…

The first White Doberman Pinscher to be documented was born in 1976, named Sheba. It’s believed that all White Dobermans are descended from Sheba, who was inbred to create the white coat color.

How did the white coat color come to be?

Genetics is an interesting thing. All coat colors in dogs come from Eumelanin (a black pigment) and Phaeomelanin (a red pigment). Depending on how diluted each pigment is and the genetics of the parent breeds, this will determine what color coat the puppies have. This is also why all dog breeds can come in various coat colors.

White Dobermans result from a recessive gene that masks the final color that would have been produced otherwise. This gene is mutated, and if a dog has two of these genes, then albino dogs or all-white coats will be created. Casper…

Where to find a White Doberman

Since White Doberman Pinschers are prone to many health issues, you shouldn’t go looking for one. However, Dobermans are great dogs, and they’ll suit your family well, no matter the color.

Even though they’re rare, you might end up finding a reputable breeder that has White Doberman pups available just because sure the breeder didn’t attempt to breed the dogs with the intent of creating White Doberman. 

How much does a White Doberman cost?

If you can find a White Doberman, you can expect to spend between $800 and $2,500. The average cost, however, is about $1,600. They’re more expensive because they’re rare.

Get to know the White Doberman

Doberman Pinschers can grow to be about 24 to 28 inches tall no matter their color and weigh between 70 and 100 pounds, with males being a little bigger than females. They have an average lifespan of 10 to 13 years. With proper care and trips to the veterinarian once or twice a year, your pooch should live to its full average lifespan. Prima…

Due to their white coat, this doggo can have some health issues and behavior issues. These health conditions to be aware of are Bloat, dilated cardiomyopathy, von Willebrand’s disease, hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), hypothyroidism, and osteosarcoma (bone cancer). They are also prone to sunburns since they’re light in color. White Dobermans also have increased chances of having tumors, especially on their skin. Finally, they’re more likely due to having vision problems because of the albino in them.

In addition to health conditions, they may be more aggressive than other Doberman Pinschers. This is due to their low vision. Since they can’t see their surroundings that well, they may nip and bite at people and things if they get startled easily.

Otherwise, this doggo will make a great companion dog. Loyal and devoted to their family members, this pooch will get along with anyone. They’re intelligent but stubborn. Training may be difficult, but they love to learn and are eager to please. In addition, White Dobermans are strong and alert, making them excellent guard dogs.

They have high energy levels and will like physical and mental stimulation every day. White Dobermans won’t do well in an apartment and would much rather have a house with a large, fenced-in backyard. They’ll be able to stretch their legs and run around with the kids and other family members. A long walk each day or an easy hike will do them well. This doggo will do better with active families.

Their grooming needs are low maintenance. They’ll still shed a little and will need regular brushing to keep their coat and skin clean and healthy, but you won’t have too much fur all over your house.

Should you bring home a White Doberman?

White Doberman will be a great dog for your house, as long as you’re able to train and socialize them early. You don’t want any potential behavior issues getting out of hand. In addition, don’t go searching for a White Doberman specifically since it’s not fair to the dogs.

If you’re able to cater to their exercise needs and take care of their medical bills (in case they get any of those health issues), then you can certainly give a White Doberman a good home.

Similar reading: more beautiful Doberman Pinscher colors

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Rachel Poli Author
Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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