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  • Here's Our Not-so-Definitive Guide to Doberman Colors & Coats

    Here's Our Not-so-Definitive Guide to Doberman Colors & Coats

    People from all over the world send us photos of their Dobermans. We love it because we get to see all the different colors this breed boasts. Some of these coats are very difficult to find, but thanks to our beloved customers, we were able to cover them all.  Special thanks to everyone who sent us photographs!

    Here’s our guide to the six unique coats we've seen in Doberman Pinschers. 

    Black and Rust

    This color is predominantly black with tan spots and markings. It is a standard, most common coat of the Doberman Pinscher. Not all of the colors we'll be talking about are recognized by the AKC. But Black and Rust is recognized as it is the most common coat. 

    We love this classic look, and that's why we named our Pumpkin Spice Coffee after this signature color. 

    Red and Rust

    This is the second most commonly found color in Dobermans. Instead of the signature black coat, these Dobies are mostly red/brown with the usual tan markings around their legs, chest, ears and face. This is another color that is recognized by the AKC. 

    Blue and Rust 

    This is one of our favorite coats.

    These Dobermans are a lot more rare than the first two, but they are still recognized by the AKC. Their color comes from the dilute recessive genes that they've inherited. Blue & Rust gives off a shiny, grayish-blue type of color, with the signature tan points throughout the rest of their coat.

    Black

    This is one where we had to reach out to our Doberman Coffee Company community to find a good picture.

    Black, also known as "melanistic," is one of the more rare coats. It's a color that is not officially recognized by the AKC.  Due to a high risk for health problems, there's a plethora of literature discouraging the breeding of black Dobermans.

    Official or not, we love all Dobermans and named our French Roast Blend after this unique color or coat.

    Fawn & Rust

    Another result of dilute recessive genes, this coat is also on the rarer side.

    Fawns carry genes for the predominantly red coat. When red is diluted, it results in this fawn color. They usually have the standard tan/rust markings found in most Dobermans, but it can be hard to see because it blends in with the Fawn color. 

    This is also a coat recognized by the AKC. Of course, we had to name one of our flavored coffees after this coat as well.  

    White

    Lastly, behold the white Doberman! This is another one where our customers had to send us some pictures, as it was hard to find any!

    There's a raging debate over this "color" of Doberman with people arguing about whether they are actually albinos, partially albinos, or not always albinos.  And most people caution against breeding for this color due to health issues.  

    We have to say "most people," because we have been sent so many messages to the contrary by folks who own them.  But there's no getting around the truth that breeding for white or promoting white Dobermans is widely discouraged.

    Although you can register a white Doberman with the AKC, they do not consider it a standard color.  The fact is, though, that these Dobermans exist, their owners love them, and so we recognize them at Doberman Coffee Company.  In fact, we think they're beautiful and appreciated seeing the many pictures that were sent to us by owners of Doberman's with this coat.

    There's no sense in "correcting" us about this color of White Dobie coats or lecturing us about whether we should have mentioned them here or not.  We're not the coat police; rather, we celebrate all living Dobermans, and we'll leave the raging debate to others.

    We called it a "not-so-definitive" guide on purpose. ;)

    Thanks for reading our newest blog. If you wish to try any of our coffees use code "COLORS" at checkout for 10% off your order! We proudly support the Doberman rescues listed at the bottom of our home page with 20% of our profits. 

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  • Doberman Coffee Company Seeks Doberman Pinscher Rescue Organizations to Support Financially

    George Carson, President and Chief Executive Dog Walker of The Carson Group, announced today the formation of Doberman Coffee Company, a new brand of single-origin, blended, and flavored coffees benefiting no-kill animal shelters, dog foster care organizations, and Doberman Pinscher Rescue operations.

    Doberman Coffee Company is now seeking 501(c)3 rescue organizations that would like to receive the company's donations on a quarterly basis.

    "We’re reaching out to the Doberman Pinscher Rescue Community now and asking for referrals to deserving shelters.  Our goal is to donate $500 to $1,000, each, to approximately ten shelters across the U.S., in our first year." Carson explained.  "We've already had that type of success with our other coffee brands, where we support more than three dozen shelters who specialize in rescuing other breeds.”

    "Dobermans are commonly found in shelters for a variety of reasons," Carson continued.  "They are an enthusiastic and powerful breed that can benefit from plenty of exercise and early training.  And they're easily misunderstood, because they can be protective.  In the right homes,  they are amazing, gentle, and loving companions.  We want to provide financial support to the hardworking and dedicated people who rescue abandoned Dobermans and give these dogs a second chance at finding homes."

    Doberman Coffee Company will offer freshly roasted, sought-after coffee from small, family, and co-family farms around the world.  The company doesn't roast the beans until customers place orders.  Then, it vacuum seals and ships beans or ground coffee at the peak of freshness.

    "I don't think you can buy coffee this fresh at the grocery store," Carson declared. "That coffee's been sitting around, waiting for you to visit.  Our beans are roasted on-demand and shipped immediately.  There's no experience quite like opening one of our bags and smelling coffee at the peak of freshness.  If you've never experienced it, you'll notice the difference immediately.  And I think you'll feel good about it, because it's coffee with a purpose."

    With the addition of the Doberman Coffee Company brand, Carson's business — which also owns German Shepherd, Boxer, Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler and Great Dane coffee brands — will provide significant financial support to approximately 50 rescues and no-kill shelters, nationwide.  The company also offers branded apparel, tumblers, and even a few items for Dobermans, themselves, at dobermancoffeecompany.com.  Twenty percent of the profit in every purchase will be set aside and provided to what Carson refers to as his company's "shelter partners," quarterly.

     Carson says he and his family were inspired to start the company by their own dogs, by their son's volunteerism at a Honolulu-based Humane Society, and by Carson's sister's involvement in a Colorado-based rescue organization.

    "We just looked at our relationships with our animals, the home life we provide for them and the love they give back to us, and we think every dog deserves to have that," Carson added.  "One Doberman abandoned in one shelter is too many — and, unfortunately, there are thousands abandoned each year.  We think we can do something about that."

    It's worth noting that no one working at Carson's company takes a salary from any of the existing coffee brands or Doberman Coffee Company.  Both are managed by a staff of volunteers who work together at Carson's Cleveland-based advertising agency.

    "Twenty percent of the profit in every sale goes to our rescue partners, and the rest will go back into the business to make it sustainable," Carson explained.  "We want this company to be around and able to help for the long term.  So we're contributing our time to ensure its success.

    “The concept is simple:  Drink coffee. Save dogs," Carson concluded.

    Anyone wanting to try the coffee, request financial support, or just checkout the website can visit Doberman Coffee Company at: dobermancoffeecompany.com. 

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