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The Doberman Pinscher
The following diseases are reported to occur more frequently in the Doberman Pinscher than in the general dog population. In some cases the disease either has, or is believed to have, a genetic, hereditary cause but many of the diseases listed here do not have a proven genetic basis. 

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Alimentary tract diseases
This section includes diseases that involve the mouth, oesophagus (gullet), stomach, small intestine (duodenum and ileum), large intestine (colon and rectum), liver and pancreas.

Diseases involving the mouth

Diseases affecting the gullet (oesophagus)

Diseases involving the pancreas

Diseases affecting the stomach

Diseases affecting the small intestine

Diseases affecting the large intestine

Blood diseases

  • Neutrophil defeciency ? -single report associated with chronic rhinitis
  • Von Willebrand's disease


  • Brain tumours (primary)
  • Congenital tumour of the iris and ciliary body
  • Fibroma
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Histiocytoma
  • Lipoma
  • Melanoma
  • Myxoma
  • Myxosarcoma
  • Skin tumours

Cardiovascular diseases

Heart valve disorders

Abnormal development of major blood vessels to the heart

Heart muscle disease

  • Atrial septal defect
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy If you have a Doberman with this disease please enroll it in a study currently being conducted at the University of Liverpool (Click Here for more information)
  • Sudden death

Eye diseases

Diseases of the eyeball
  • Enophthalmos
  • Medial canthal pocket syndrome
  • Multiple ocular defects

Diseases of the eyelids

Diseases of the third eyelid (nictitating membrane)

Diseases of the cornea

Diseases of the iris

  • Congenital tumour of the iris and ciliary body

Diseases of the lens

Diseases of the retina

  • Generalised progressive retinal atrophy


  • Dermoid
  • Persistent hyaloid artery
  • Persistent hyperplastic tunica vasculosa lentis and hyperplastic primary vitreous (Netherlands)

Hormonal diseases

Immune system diseases

  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus foliaceous

Kidney and Urinary tract diseases

Liver diseases

  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Portosystemic shunt (congenital)

Nervous system diseases

  • Brain tumours (primary)
  • Cervical spondylopathy
  • Dancing Doberman Disease
  • Deafness (congenital)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sensory neuronopathy
  • Vestibular disease (congenital)

Orthopedic diseases

Reproductive disorders

  • Penile hypoplasia
  • Short gestation period (mean 61.4 days)
  • XO syndrome

Respiratory diseases

  • Chronic rhinitis and pneumonia (associated neutrophil deficiency)

Skin diseases


  • Sulfonamides (sulphonamides) - drug reaction - skin and polyarthropathy


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