The albino Doberman sent a shock to the Doberman community and the dog world. Breeders and owners still need help getting their facts straight regarding the albino Doberman.
The Doberman breed has four recognized colors: - black and rust, - red and rust, - blue and rust, and fawn and rust.
Though albino Doberman Pinschers have white hair in their coats, as do white Dobermans, their hair has a smaller size, shape, & number of pigment granules, along with a finer hair diameter.
Albinism is caused by a lack of melanin pigment and further lack of pigment in animals that do not produce tyrosine.
Because of the combination of very short, fine hair and very pale skin, albino Dobermans are susceptible to sunburn and a variety of skin cancers and skin tumors from excess sun exposure.
Generally speaking, depending on the amount of work the breeder undertakes before pickup or shipping, these dogs often range from $800 to $2,500.