Breed Question

EnzoAustin

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Hi! I admit I’m a bit of a hypochondriac with my dog, but I wanted to get some additional opinions. People have come up to me at dog parks etc and commented how dark my Doberman is, and how his tan isn’t as light as usual. I know “all black” dobermans exist and can be a result of in breeding. Does anyone out there know anything about this and do you think Enzo is this? He is 11 months (I got him from a Doberman rescue at 4 months old so I do know where he came from exactly) Any opinions or thoughts are appreciated! :)
 

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LifeofRubie

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His rust is a little on the darker side but doesn't look unusual to me.

Also, I KNOW dog parks are fun but, personally, we avoid off-leash dog parks. I know and trust my dogs. I do not know or trust other people and their opinions of their dogs. It's just a bad situation waiting to happen and the Doberman always gets the blame. Just saw a gofundme for a 5 month old Doberman pup who was attacked at dog park. No thanks.

Looks like he enjoys a good patio experience, though! Now that I can get behind :thumbsup: :martini::beer:
 

Kaiser2016

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The darker rust markings are normal. Anyone else think this dog is a Euro? I notice the Americans usually have lighter tan markings.

At 11 months old, how are the Doberteens coming along? It is usually a trying time for some owners as the hormones kick in. Another good reason to stay away from the dog park. Since he's rescued, I assume he's been neutered, or did they allow you to wait until he's done growing to do that?
 

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I like his coloration. He looks like a good companion, and that's the most important thing! He almost looks like he has a bit of Rottweiler in him, the shape of his head and his heavy build. I love a Rott, and I'm not saying he's a mix, just that he's got a different look about him. Hope you follow up with more stories about him & photos to go with. He looks active & fit and that's the most important thing, especially if he's neutered.
 

JanS

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I prefer the darker rust myself so he looks totally fine to me.
 

EnzoAustin

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The shorter snout made me think this too.
I like his coloration. He looks like a good companion, and that's the most important thing! He almost looks like he has a bit of Rottweiler in him, the shape of his head and his heavy build. I love a Rott, and I'm not saying he's a mix, just that he's got a different look about him. Hope you follow up with more stories about him & photos to go with. He looks active & fit and that's the most important thing, especially if he's neutered.
I’ve wondered this myself! Some days I think he’s all dobe and other days I’m not sure. I’ve googled around and can’t find a mix that looks like him though haha. I’ll attach a couple more photos if anyone has any guesses. :)
 

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Kaiser2016

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Now I change my mind. He looks all Dober in these shots! :D

Years ago a member had a Dobe rott mix. She called him a dobeweiller.

 

Rits

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I'm leaning towards Dobe Rottweiler with his head shape, smaller ears and shorter muzzle. He is cute! Ripley's mom throws dark muzzles so Ripleys muzzle is darker towards the nose. From the looks it doesn't necessarily look like the color of the rust is that much dark, just that he has bleeding of the black hairs into the rust areas. They call this muddy markings. It can happen, Ripley has that and a lot of her littermates too but your boy has a lot of black bleeding in, easy to identify him for sure! She is predominantly SA/NA genetically.

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jazzies mum

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I agree that there could be a bit of Rottie in him as those ears do seem very small and neat. Regardless he looks great and will give you a lot of joy. My girl is a Dobe/Ridgeback and she totally believes she is all Dobe! :rofl:
 

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