ALBINO IS NOT A COLOR!
Stop the expanding gene pool of albino Dobermans. Do not purchase an albino Doberman and please read What is an Albino Doberman (See DPCA Website for What is an Albino Doberman).
A “white” Doberman has a genetic fault that masks the pigment of the four normal acceptable colors. It is a recessive gene which when expressed greatly reduces the number of pigment granules (melanocytes) in hair, skin and eyes. This gives the appearance of a light cream base coat with dead white markings. They always have translucent blue eyes with pink noses, eye rims and footpads. They are not truly “white”, but rather TYROSINASE POSITIVE ALBINOS.
The Atlanta Doberman Pinscher Club and the DPCA DO NOT SUPPORT THE BREEDING OF ALBINO DOBERMANS. From the DPCA Website.
POLICY OF THE DOBERMAN PINSCHER CLUB OF AMERICA REGARDING THE ALBINO DOBERMAN.
After investigation the Doberman Pinscher Club of America has determined that the albinistic trait Dobermans is deleterious to the breed and should be considered a disqualifying genetic fault as described in the Doberman Pinscher Club of America’s Standard and the code of Ethics.
we discourage our breeders from allowing this trait to spread and recommend the following:
Albino specimins, the parents of albinos, and the litter mates of albinos, SHOULD NOT BE BRED. All of these dogs should be spayed or neutered and given limited registration.