Atlanta Doberman Pinscher Club - "White" Dobermans
ALBINO IS NOT A COLOR!
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 web site:
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 in 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 specimens, the parents of albinos, and the litter mates
of albinos, SHOULD NOT be bred. All of these dogs