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Doberman feet markings

Discussion in 'Doberman Talk and Discussions' started by Jscott14, May 5, 2018.

  1. Jscott14

    Jscott14 Novitiate

    So I'm trying to get a Doberman puppy and I found one but I'm concerned with the markings on its feet. I've never seen so much black on their paws. Is this normal?

     

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  2. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    Yep that looks about right to me.
     
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  3. Antman408

    Antman408 $ Forum Donor $

    I don’t think markings are concerning as they can vary vastly. I think his look pretty cool and unique.
     
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  4. Oh Little Oji

    Oh Little Oji Formerly Tad Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    I was just complementing someone's new puppy today (search "Unnamed...") on the pencil marks and thumbprints. But I have not seen what I see in this pic here. Looks like his paws were dipped in tar. I'm not sure what's going on there. I mean, besides unusually high melanism in the toe area. Is there a chance the pup is not totally pure bred?

    A couple of my boy Oji's littermates have a high amount of black markings on the outer side of the rear pasterns. So it definitely varies in individual dogs.

    As a rule, I like generous black markings on the feet, but if it is too unusual, it detracts from the appearance.
     
  5. GOD'S GRACE

    GOD'S GRACE Notable member

    Did you know all Zebra stripe are different?...I think Dobe markings although similar are all different, Like Zebra
     
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  6. Viemarangelrock

    Viemarangelrock $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    They are quite prominent but it’s very normal. The markings may well fade with age. It’s all to do with their genes.

    Another member (@Beerswimmer) on here has a Doberman with prominent dark marking on his feet, too. Did the Sire or Dam have prominent (or faded) black markings on their feet?
    Have a look at this thread...

    Little Lord Vader


    Wondering if his dobies markings have faded somewhat?! :scratch:
     
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  7. mako28

    mako28 New Member

    my little girl has black knuckles. Also a white patch on her chest. I think these little things are what will make them "yours". A dirty unique snowflake. I would think that, unless you're showing, it's nothing to worry about.
     
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  8. GOD'S GRACE

    GOD'S GRACE Notable member

    I've seen it before...
     
  9. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    :spit:
     
  10. Sir.duke865

    Sir.duke865 Member

    She’s euro working lines not sure how often it’s seen the NA lines or if it even varies between the two FD5FAAF3-5DC6-436D-AA67-0180AD4C9F5C.jpeg
     
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  11. Oh Little Oji

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    Nice. As far as markings on the rear pasterns, at least a couple of Oji's littermates have it.
     
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  12. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    Lots of Euro lines have BLk markings on their feet.
    Actually per DPCA their should be no Blk markings on feet.
    But I really don’t care. I love Euro’s
     
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  13. Oh Little Oji

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    Really? No black markings of the feet per DPCA? Not even pencil marks and thumbprints? Come on!!!!! As much as I revere and appreciate breed standard, I like black marks on the feet and legs, and the (as I call it) "black wash" over the muzzle and chest markings.
     
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  14. GOD'S GRACE

    GOD'S GRACE Notable member

    Who comes up with this stuff...reminds me of one of my Danes...Bud had a very small wisk of white on the chest and Couldn't Be Called A Black...After that we never showed him till he had a touch of Ms. Clairol...Don't miss with Me...I get up way earlier than you! ahahahahhahahah
     
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  15. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    Yes so do I like the Blk marks on the feet. Thumb prints which they should be on the muzzle yes is ok!
     
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  16. Oh Little Oji

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    Curious: Are you saying that what are referred to as "thumb prints" are not the marks that are sometimes found on the top of the front paws?
     
  17. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    Yes the rust thumb prints on each side of head should be separated by the main color of the dog, from the rust that is on the muzzle.
     
  18. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    Like these.

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  19. DN2017

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  20. strykerdobe

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    No worries! She is a beauty anyway!!!
     
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