Black Doberman is the most common color available amongst Dobermans. They can either be all-black or have some rust or tan markings all over their body.

Black Doberman with Tan/Rust Markings


  • A black coloured Doberman with rust or tan markings is the most commonly available Doberman.
  • The Doberman species is typically identified as a black dog with few rust or tan markings.


  • Typically, a black Doberman has a shiny black coat with rust or tan coloured marking over his face, ears, legs and chest.
  • A healthy coat is glossy and sleek and the back and rust colour have a deep contract.

Genetic Makeup

A Back and Rust or Tan Doberman occurs when at least on dominant alleles (B) is present. The following variations are possible BBDD, BBDd, BbDD or BbDd.

All Black Doberman

  • An all-Black or melanistic Doberman is a rarity.
  • They are also not the standard accepted form and are often discouraged to be breed.
  • The all Black Doberman’s are either not pure breeds or are a result of inbreeding resulting in health and temperament issues.

See Also: Are All-Black Dobermans Rare?

Jason Morgan

Jason Morgan

I'm Jason Morgan, founder and author at I just love Dobermans - they're the best dogs in the world! I got my first Doberman, Max, when I was just a pup myself. Max was my loyal friend and protector for over ten years. Since then, I've been working hard to learn everything I can about these amazing dogs. I started DobermanWiki as a place to share all that knowledge with other Doberman enthusiasts like me. My goal is to help every Doberman owner have the best possible relationship with their dog. I'm always happy to chat with other Doberman owners, so feel free to reach out anytime!

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