My Rottweiler puppuy is just 3 and a half months old and the face looks like a Dobermans face. I need to clarify if he is a rotti or dobar..

by Nester
(Sri Lanka)


My Rottweiler puppy is just 3 and a half months old and the face looks like a Dobermans face.

I need to clarify if he is a rottie or doberman...



Hi NesterFrom the photo, your puppy's head does indeed seem to be more in line with having Doberman Pinscher genes than Rottweiler genes.

However, it's possible that he's a mixture of both breeds. If you've seen both his parents and he has registration papers to prove that they are purebred Rottweilers, then he has just inherited a very narrow head/muzzle shape. BUT the only way to be sure of any puppy's parentage is to see the sire and dam and to have papers from a reputable registration organization that shows purebred lineage.

Doberman Pinschers are also excellent, and beautiful, dogs and whether your puppy is Rottie, Dobie or a mixture of both he is a lovely little boy. Both breeds make excellent pets and are very loyal, loving and protective. Regardless of his parentage I'm sure your puppy is going to be a wonderful companion and friend to you and grow up to be a dog to be proud of.

I wish you the very best of luck with him.

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Jul 13, 2014
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Adopted with papers looks the same NEW
by: xxLauraxx

We just adopted a "Rottweiler" 10 months old - he has papers but from a puppy store - http://sportsmanskennels.com/ - looks like a crap place - and he looks just like a Dobbie, I mean idc because he is a rescure dog. But I would like to know the health of his parents and know what to expect depending on his breed. I am going to call the AKC and see if I can find else out. He is 100 lbs and was left to his own devices pretty much just doesn't have any manners- thinks he is large and in charge - but he already knows better in 24 hours - so we are training him now and he is very smart. Have him one day and falling in love already. Let me know what you think about his breed please and thank you :D

Feb 25, 2013
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anyupdate? NEW
by: Judy

Nester now that it has been a year do you have an update? Can you post a recent picture for us?Look forward to seeing and hearing the latest :)

Feb 25, 2013
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been in the same situation NEW
by: kevin

hey, i am in srilanka as well and have gone trough the same situation,from whom or where did you buy the puppy as later only we understand they are rottweiler x dobe ,as long as you love him for whom he is thats what matters

Jul 13, 2012
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It is a Doberman NEW
by: Anonymous

it is a doberman cause i have a puppy just like it

Jul 13, 2012
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It is a Doberman NEW
by: Anonymous

it is a doberman cause i have a puppy just like it

Jan 19, 2012
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either way... NEW
by: Judy

@Christopher Bayhi
what an awesome answer..either way he's a cutie..

Jan 19, 2012
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Rottie or Dobie? NEW
by: Christopher Bayhi

At 3 months our male, Zuwachs, looked more like a Houndweiler than a Rottweier. Long snout, round head, ears set low and not triangular in shape, and he was lanky! I even called the breeder to verify and had him DNA tested. At 1 year he started filling out. His head started to widen and flatten, the ears started to look "proper", and the snout started to shorten up. Now at 15 months and 105 pounds he's looking more and more like a "true" Rottweiler. His head has that block look, ears set properly, and his body is starting to bulk up and be more muscular. Bottom line is that it's hard to tell at 3.5 months how your pup will look in the future. He could be going through the "ugly stage" like mine did. If both parents are AKC registered and you're that worried, have him DNA tested with a simple non-invasive cheek swab. Costs $35 pre-paid. The test will tell you if the sire and dam are the the genetic parents of the pup and it's an easy way to determine if a Doberman jumped the fence while mom was in heat. Info can be found at http://www.akc.org/dna/index.cfm

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