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THE WHITE DOBERMAN

White Doberman History

White Doberman Breeders

White Doberman Genetics

Leucistic Animal Web Sites

Breeding Suggestions

The White Doberman Club Web Site

White Doberman Picture Gallery







This web site is dedicated to the White Doberman Pinscher. From the first time I saw a White Doberman I was in love with them. My introduction To the White Doberman Pinscher was through Vicky Smith who was at the time one of the prominent breeders of White Doberman Pinschers. The first White Doberman Pinscher I saw was Jake, he was about 4 months at the time. Jake's white creamy porcelain color and his beautiful blue eyes really won me over. Jake grew up and became one of the most successful sires of many great White Dobermans. Jake contributed sound temperaments size and substance to the White Doberman line. Jake (aka Victorian Diamond Mine) weighted over 90lbs and when you stood before him you knew he was in control! I feel honored to have had the chance to meet Jake and I want to thank Vicky Smith for the careful breeding program that produced such a beautiful dog. Here is a photo of Jake taken when he was 4 years old. The photo was sent to me by Anita Garza, Jake's current owner (thanks Anita!), who says Jake is now nine and a half years old and still going strong! I would also like to thank Betty Toskos and her husband George Toskos for contributing so much to the White Doberman breeding program. The late Betty Toskos, who bred the White Doberman I now own,(Marielle), was committed to the development of the White Doberman Pinscher.

 

White Doberman History

 

The White Doberman Pinscher was developed from one White Doberman Pinscher. The first White Doberman was a female named Sheba. Sheba was born in a litter of non white pups. Because there was only one White Doberman, to produce more, Sheba was inbred to her offspring. If a White Doberman is bred to a dog without some white in his background, then all of the pups will be born any other possible color but not white. If a White Doberman is bred to another White Doberman, all of the puppies in the litter will be white. In the early days of the White Doberman this inbreeding continued because the early breeders wanted pure white litters. This inbreeding led to a weakening of the White Doberman line. While there were many good White Dobermans produced in spite of the early breeding program some of the earlier White Dobermans were smaller, thinner and in some cases not temperamentally strong. As time went on breeders began to recognize the problems that this inbreeding had caused and began to outbreed (breed White Dobermans to Dobermans of other colors and from different blood lines) the White Doberman Pinscher to restore its natural size, temperament and vigor, and thanks to the efforts of breeders like Vicky Smith and Betty Toskos, now there are many wonderful White Doberman Pinschers.
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White Doberman Breeders


Here are some links to the web sites of breeders of White Dobermans:


Smith Kennels

Starlight Kennels

White Doberman Genetics


The White Doberman Pinscher is white due to a mutation which causes a masking of the Doberman's dark color. The term leucistic is the proper term for the genetic changes seen in the White Doberman.The White is Not devoid of all color, even the lightest White Doberman shows contrasting hues of white or cream and shows coloration in the eye (blue). As mentioned above, to get white puppies in a litter both parents must have the white recessive gene if a white Doberman is bred to a Doberman of any other color that does not have any white in it's background then none of the pups in the litter from that mating will be white. If A white is bred to a Doberman of a different color who has white in it's background then some of the pups in the litter from that mating will be white. White Dobermans bred to to White Dobermans produce litters with only white puppies.

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Breeding Suggestions

As indicated above much progress has been made in breeding the White Doberman. There are many good breeders out there who are continuing this great work. Because of the original limited gene pool in the White Doberman line, it would seem that continuing to breed White Dobermans to Dobermans of other colors and with different blood lines is a good idea. Because the White Doberman is relatively new they can not be show for conformation yet. The fact that White Dobermans will not be bred for the show ring gives us a chance to emphasize different things in our breeding program. We should emphasize the breeding of the larger, stronger dogs even if they are larger than those shown in Doberman Dog shows. Breeding for deep blue eyes (and having the eyes checked for good vision) and for a cream to white contrast in the coat where the traditional Doberman markings can clearly be seen, will, I think, continue to improve the White Doberman.
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Leucistic Animal Sites

Here are some web links to web sites about leucistic animals of other species. Studying these animals is important in understanding the White Doberman.


White Tiger Web Sites


Tiger Site

Tiger Site

Tiger Site

Tiger Site

Tiger Site

White Buffalo

Buffalo Site

White Penguin Site

White Penguin site


White Alligator Site

White Alligator Site

White Doberman Club


White Doberman Club Web Site

White Doberman Picture Gallery

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