I WAS TOLD MY ROTWEILER IS PURE BREED BUT HAVE BEEN TOLD OTHERWISE DUE TO HER NOT SO SHORT HAIR !! !!!

by MARIA M.
(MEXICO)





Hi, i was trying to do some research on my 9 week old rotweiler. I was told it is pure breed rotweiler, however today we were asked if she was mixed ? and that most rotweilers have short hair.

Other than her hair being a little bit long but not abnormal long. i have seen a lot pics on the internet of pure breeds pups that don't have short hair.

i have good pics of her so u can look at (i'm not sure how to upload them here so pl





Hi Maria
It's impossible to tell if a puppy is purebred just by looking, even if you're seeing the pup in person rather than just photos. The only way to be sure that your pup is purebred is to buy from a reputable breeder, whose dogs are all registered with a well-known registration organization (such as the AKC for example).

But, for what it's worth, from looking at your photos I don't see anything that tells me your puppy isn't purebred. Many puppies have longer, 'fuzzier' hair, a lot depends on the bloodlines and genetics. This usually disappears as the puppy matures, but even as an adult the coat will likely be thicker, maybe a little longer, and sometimes have a 'wave' in it. This isn't a problem unless you've purchased a show dog.

Many adult Rottweilers have a thick undercoat, which is grey or rust in color, these dogs often have had a thicker coat when younger. Not always, but often.

As long as your little girl is happy, healthy and active I wouldn't worry about her coat. She looks adorable and I'm sure she's a sweetheart. Best of luck with her.

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I also thought I purchased a pure bred Rottie NEW
by: Karen

I purchased a Rottie pup from a Va couple who owned both AKC registered parents. They were new to breeding as this was their first litter from Rotts who were not quite 2yrs old. When I received the AKC papers for my pup, including a 5-generation lineage, I realized one of my pup's great-grand parents was bred and owned by a woman who has been accused of cross-breeding Rottweilers and Mastiffs in a effort to create her advertised "giant 188lb Rottweiler" breed. A previous owner who had purchased one of the woman's pups had a vet test the DNA which revealed the Rott/Mastiff mix. So now I have this long-legged, extremely high energy pup that resembles a black retriever with a small tan dot above each eye. His ears are huge compared to my true AKC senior Rott and any photo of a purebred Rott you may see. His attention span is also unusually short. There have been many noticeable changes that have occurred in this puppy over the 1.5 years I've owned him...Since I own Rottweilers for protection as well as companionship, I'm very disappointed with this purchase! Lessons learned: don't purchase on impulse; thoroughly research breeders and both parents; and don't let that cute little black and tan face cause you to do something you may later regret!

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long hair NEW
by: Captain Nancy

I had pick of the litter from the breeder and my rottie puppy had long hair and still does and he is now 2 yrs old. He showed in PA. this year at the Rottweiler Nationals and won First Place in novice, so I guess long hair, not really long but longer than most is just fine! :-)
He looks great from the pictures, just look at the great markings and BIG feet.

Apr 10, 2012
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gorgeous rottie NEW
by: Anonymous

she is beautiful, as a breeder of many years i can say this gorgeous girl is a perfect example of this wonderful breed! i wish you many years of happiness with her.

Apr 10, 2012
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gorgeous rottie NEW
by: Anonymous

she is beautiful, as a breeder of many years i can say this gorgeous girl is a perfect example of this wonderful breed! i wish you many years of happiness with her.

Apr 10, 2012
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by: maria

thank you very much! this realy helps hopefully that will happen but yes regardless i love my pup and could care less i just hate having things unsolved lol so i wanted to find out or atleast get opionions.

Apr 10, 2012
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Puppy Fuzz NEW
by: Christopher Bayhi

Looks like a standard Rottie pup with puppy fuzz. I've had the fuzzy hair last as long as 12 to 16 weeks on some of my pups.

Enjoy her as she is. She looks healthy and happy. The fuzz will transition to "normal" hair soon enough.

As far as being a pure bred Rottie, both parents must be reigistered with a respected registry and the litter must be registered once whelped. I believe Federacion Canofila Mexicana (http://www.fcm.org.mx/) is the respected registry in Mexico. They are considered an "acceptable registry" for foreign canine registration by the AKC. If you did not get registration paperwork when you got the pup, either the pup is a mix or the breeder is of questionable morals.

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