Tips on lifestyle changes for fawn doberman with skin conditions?

I have a fawn doberman with the typical skin conditions they usually come with. We have it under control in the sense that she doesn’t get breakouts often and has no more bald patches, but she still has small bumps and her fur is extremely course and wirey. I know she’s not suffering but I wish we could make her quality of life a bit better. People never want to pet her because she’s so course, I feel so bad for her. We give her daily fish oil pills and keep her prescription cream handy when it looks like it’s acting up. I’ve heard of dobie owners using special diets and home remedies to give them softer fur and minimizing the skin breakouts but I have no idea what they are. Does anyone have any suggestions for getting a better handle on this?

Check out the doberman-related groups on Yahoo Groups. I’m sure there is one specifically for fawn dobes. There you should find plenty of people with firsthand experience in dealing with fawn dobies who have skin/coat issues. I can add, however, that you might try feeding her Innova Evo or a similar superior quality, grain-free food. Innova improved the condition of my red dobe’s coat/skin dramatically within a few weeks. Good luck!