In the mid 1970′s, there occurred a spontaneous MUTATION in a litter sired by RASPUTIN VI and the dam DYNAMO HUMM—this was a “WHITE APPEARING” female that was eventually registered by the AKC as a “white”, named PADULA’S QUEEN SHEBA. Sheba was the first “Albino” Doberman ever registered by the AKC. Testing on Sheba’s hair and test breedings with Sheba’s offspring have proven that she is “A TYROSINE POSITIVE ALBINO” and NOT WHITE at all. She was erroneously registered by the AKC as such.
A “WHITE” dog has dark eyes, skin, nose and dark pigment. The “ALBINO” has pink skin, nose, blue eyes (or light yellow in a few specimens). The Albinos have “photosensitivity” to sunlight. They have problems related to sight due to this problem. This can be reflected
in temperament or insecurity problems.
The DPCA has the warning and recommendation that these Dobermans with blue eyes, pink skin, nose and pads, are “ALBINO’S” and should NOT BE BRED, and the trait not be proliferated or propagated. Albino is a “Deleterious Genetic Mutation” and carries with it many traits that are harmful and not conducive to proper Doberman temperament and health. Below is a website that carries a comprehensive grouping of information for further reading about Albino Dobermans.
REMEMBER—ALBINO is not a color—it is a GENETIC CONDITION that is not now, or ever has been in the past—including back to the formational years when the breed was being developed by Louis Dobermann—something that is desirable, sought after or considered good for a Doberman guard or personal protection dog. There are breeders that seek to “make money” and “exploit” the Doberman by telling the “PUBLIC” that the Albino is “RARE” and WORTH MORE THAN NORMAL COLORED DOBERMANS. Please study the information here and on various other sites about the Albino Doberman, before you make an uninformed choice and possibly a mistake in choosing an Albino. The DPCA’s position on the ALBINO is that it should not be bred, promoted or propagated and should be given Limited Registration.
DPCA Public Education Committee