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    Default White Doberman.

    Something you dont see everyday. Just thought i'd share this video as i have never seen one before.

    White Doberman Training trot - YouTube


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    Yeh must say never seen anything like it, looks like a real light version of the tan doberman

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    The white Dobe has a mutation genetically that causes all sorts of nasty health issues. The white was popular once, until the problems became clear. Now breeding white is considered an absolute no-no. There is a 'Z' List internationally to track ALL whites born, which will hopefully assist breeders to avoid lines that might have the white gene and eventually breed out the gene altogether.

    Thankfully, whites are almost never seen these days.

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    I seen one years ago, while waiting in line to buy footy tickets

    I remember the guy saying it was like a defect and that he had to desex his dog but the things still cost him over $3000

    That's going back about 7-8 years ago!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Villain & Flirtt View Post
    The white Dobe has a mutation genetically that causes all sorts of nasty health issues. The white was popular once, until the problems became clear. Now breeding white is considered an absolute no-no. There is a 'Z' List internationally to track ALL whites born, which will hopefully assist breeders to avoid lines that might have the white gene and eventually breed out the gene altogether.

    Thankfully, whites are almost never seen these days.
    Must be the same problems as the cream newfy.......And even the grey to a lesser degree.
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    Never seen one before, strikes me as quite odd looking but that is probably because I usually associate dobes as black and tan, I have seen an Isabella coloured one in Melbourne a few years ago. It was quite striking.
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    Excuse my ignorance, what is a Isabelle colour?
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    After posting the clip i did a google search and didnt expect to find such contraversy about them. I guess if they are as prone to health issues then fair enough but there are some passionate owners out there aswell who never had any issues. I had never seen a cream or blue ones either. It was very interesting. Colour and cropping seems a big issue with this breed.


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    Excuse my ignorance, what is a Isabelle colour?
    As far as I am aware it is fawn.
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    Isabella is indeed fawn by another name.

    Blue Dobes also tend to have skin issues, often resulting in hair loss. Most breeders (the good ones, anyway) avoid the blues too if they can.

    The white aberration is essentially albinism- like humans who as termed 'albino'. This obviously has issues for light sensitivity and sunburn. It has to be said, though, that apart from black/rust, each of the other colours have issues with colour 'fade' as it is a recessive 'dilution' gene for colour.

    The white Dobes all come from one single dam and multiple inbreedings. There are reported temperament as well as health issues.

    I guess it is like a lot of things- people will breed what they breed for many reasons, not all of those reasons are what I consider good reasons.

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