Things like ear cropping don't seem to be a huge deal out here so, I assume that's why she didn't do it. I don't mind, because she did the claws and tail.
He will probably post himself. He's had a few dobermans so knows what to expect. He's also had a blue one, but he passed of cancer, so I am not sure if HE knows about CDA but I do not. Can you give me some info on it?
CDA is Color Dilution Alopecia. Dilute Dobes, ie, blue and fawn, generally don't keep their coats. Because the pigment is unevenly distibuted along the hair shaft, the hair itself is brittle, and breaks easily. Most dilutes will start losing their coats once they grow up. Some dogs have hair loss so slight you might not really notice it. Some dogs wind up bald. It's more of a cosmetic issue than a health issue, but the irony is that most dilutes generally have a very nice puppy coat, and owners are unprepared for when thier dog starts losing hair.
The really scary thing about Dobes is DCM, which is Dilated Cardio Myopothy. It is a heart condidtion that usually manifests itself in one of two ways. Either the dog develops congestive heart failure, or the dog keels over dead. It is the number one killer of Dobes, with an estimated 50% of all Dobes developing it.
Ask your vet if he has a holter moniter, or knows where you can rent one, so that you can do a baseline holter at about 2 years. Breeders should really do an annual holter on all their breeding dogs, and not breed any dog with abnormal results.
Also, if you don't know your pups von Willibrands status, I suggest that you have him tested through either VetGen or Vetnostics. It is a DNA test, and is musch more reliable tha what your vet can do in his office.
Here's a good link DPCA | The Doberman | Health