Albinism in dogs is due to a gene mutation due to a lack of an essential protein for pigmentation of the skin and hair. The albino Doberman presents this genetic mutation and hence its characteristic white color.
It is not something that only affects Doberman dogs or dogs in general, albinism also occurs in humans due to the same genetic mutation. The white Doberman needs special care to maintain their health.
From Dogsis we explain all the information you need to know about the Doberman with albinism, so that your dog has a healthy and happy life.
Index of contents
- 1 Albino Doberman Characteristics
- 2 Necessary care for the Doberman Albino
- 3 Information on the White Doberman
Albino Doberman Characteristics
As its name suggests, the Albino Doberman is a white Doberman, with fair skin and whitish hair. Even her truffle will show light instead of dark, just like her eyes, always clear.
At physical levels the white Doberman is just like any other Doberman, with a height at the withers of between sixty-five and seventy centimeters, with an average weight of about forty kilos.
Short and abundant hair that covers a very muscular athletic body, the Doberman has an excellent physical understanding. With an average life expectancy of about 12 years, he shows a friendly, energetic and faithful character. Great guardian and friend of the smallest of the house.
Necessary care for the Doberman Albino
Despite its incredible physical beauty, the Albino Doberman needs special care to avoid health problems as serious as skin cancer / melanoma. The clarity of his hair and skin does not protect him from the dangers of the sun, which causes most problems in the white Doberman.
So exposing our whitish Doberman to sunlight is not a good idea, especially when we are in the warmer months or during the hours of the day when the sun’s intensity is most intense (noon).
Clear eyes will often cause vision discomfort, especially when there is a lot of sunlight. There are even special glasses / glasses for albino dogs that eliminate a large percentage of solar radiation.
Knowing all these problems with the sun, these are the necessary care that you must adopt:
- Avoid exposing your Albino Doberman to the sun for long periods of time or when the sun is hitting hard. Solar radiation can cause severe burns and even cancer.
- Avoid exposing your white and light-eyed dog to direct sunlight.
- Use a special protective and moisturizing cream (veterinary) to protect sensitive areas of your skin such as truffle and eyelids.
- Use a special shampoo and soap for dogs with sensitive skin.
- Leave your Doberman a dark and cool place where he can take refuge when the sun or light bothers him. A doghouse with roof It can be an excellent option.
- The best time to walk with your white Doberman is at dawn and dusk, taking advantage of the fact that the sun does not hit with intensity.
Information on the White Doberman
Although he is a Doberman for all intents and purposes, due to the genetic mutation that affects the color of your skin, White Doberman is not allowed in championships or competitions where purity of breed / pedigree is required.
Doberman breeders are not in favor of the reproduction of this type of dog due to their weaknesses in terms of health, the necessary care it requires and the risks it can pose.
Albino dogs generally socialize worse with other dogs and because of their blindness Partial in most cases they can become somewhat suspicious and even aggressive, due to fear.
Obviously, a well-educated and well-socialized Albino Doberman should not present major problems, but it is true that they are more likely to have problems with other dogs or behavioral problems.