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Looks like a reaction to an allergy that many dogs here have had. There's a few good topics here that address those mystery hot spots. I'll link to 'em if I can find them, good luck.
 

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looks like a behavioural obsessive problem .

Doberman are prone to flank sucking

licking brought on by stress and boredom

some dogs will shave the hair from one side of the tail

some dogs will over groom and the appearance will be like
a scultped carpet - chewed hair just to the under coat

clean the area up -- Vetericyn -- (not hydrogen peroxide)

review diet --

for some reason dogs with obsessive licking are helped with the addition
of lecithin in the diet . You can buy lecithin - preferably sunflower sourced -
in granules or capsules.
 

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Hot spot. Time for the cone of shame. Continued licking will make it worse and secondary staph infections are common with hot spots. Keep it clean and dry. Vetericyn spray can help with healing. Or a little organic unrefined coconut oil. Watch for increased redness, oozing, crusting then it's a trip to the vet.
If it doesn't improve with keeping it clean and dry (no licking) then an antibiotic spray and/or steroid may be needed.
 
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