My 3 month old rottweiler puppy's ear is standing up, is she full rott?

by Jackie
(Phoenix, AZ)


I got this rottweiler puppy from a friend, who told me that when she bought this puppy, it was a papered, pure bred rottweiler.

She was given to me when she was only 5 weeks old...I fed her formula, and did everything I could to keep her healthy and help her development.

My puppy is now a little over 3 months old, and her right ear is now standing up on its own, while the other ear is still floppy. She looks so silly!

Is it possible that she's still full rottweiler? Or does this mean that she's a mix?




Hi Jackie
It's impossible to say for sure whether or not a puppy is purebred unless you actually have papers (from a reputable and recognized registration organization such as the AKC) showing her parentage and proof that they are HER papers.

From the photo I would guess that she has some blood other than Rottweiler because her head is a bit narrower than average, and Rottie ears don't normally stick up like that. I'd maybe even guess she's part Doberman Pinscher, but it is only a GUESS!

I wouldn't worry about that too much though, regardless of whether or not she's purebred she looks adorable :) You've taken good care of her and she's going to be a lovely dog, so just enjoy her for who she is. Best of luck.

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Mar 07, 2016
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5 month NEW
by: Soliman

Also I put my little rottweiler 5 month with Napolitano masstif is it right or I should separate them ??

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Also I put my little rottweiler 5 month with Napolitano masstif is it right or I should separate them ??

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by: Soliman

I need to know if my littile girl is pure Rottweiler because this is the first time I have this kind of dog

May 25, 2012
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Hi Jackie NEW
by: Scott -(Friend of Strider)

I wanted to compliment you on your puppy. You got her at five weeks old, you did a GREAT job feeding and caring for her I'm sure it was a full time job. I'm a firm believer that nothing happens by accident and I know that God must have really wanted you to have her. I don't know her linage but I think her ear looks cool, not silly. She must REALLY love you seeing you've been her one and only for her whole life. We have a mixed breed pup and he is the quintessential dog - perfect in personality and temperament and I wish with everything I could figure out how to make a "breed" from him because everyone loves Snoopy - I mean EVERYONE. He is the one who helped me train my newest Rottweiler and I'm so glad because now Strider has taken on Snoopy's personality.
Be happy with your pup... Please stay in touch here because I for one would love to see some more pictures as she continues to grow.
Thanks

May 25, 2012
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by: Christopher Bayhi

That's a cute pup. Unfortunately, she's probably not full Rottie. I agree with Sue. She probably has Dobie in her somewhere.

For about $70.00 you can get a DNA test from a pet superstore. Pass the swab between the cheek and gum a few time, put the swab in the envelope and mail it in. In a few weeks you'll know the top four breeds that are in your pup!

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