Are you sure the dog was really all black? Ive seen ones where the markings were very very dark and the dog looked like it was all black, but it really wasn't. I have ever seen a trully all black dobe and I don't expect to as that would be a "freak" dobe. If you find a pic, post it, I'd like to see it.Lexus said:I have seen pics on the internet of all black dobies. There were no noticable markings to be seen anywhere. I didn't much care for it personally, it looked like a small dane or something of the sort.
micdobe said:The one that is posted on the internet being sold by a byb does look like it's a Dane or part Dane. It also looks dark blue instead of black.
Many years ago at my first Doberman specialty, I did see an all black Doberman, it wasn't entered, the owners brought it for people to see. I liked it, but I don't know about the conformation, I was so new to the breed then I didn't have an informed opinion.
Everything I've heard about solid black Dobermans is that the black is just melanism, IOW the black body color "running" into the markings. It happens often to a lesser degree, you often see Dobermans with the black runningto their muzzle for instance.
that's what i was thinking too, a blue weim, but I can see little tiny bits of rust in certain spots. The picture is of horrible quality. First of all I don't think the dog is all black and second of all I don't think it's black to begin with.Lexus said:Almost like a really dark weimer.