small rottweiler - is there such a thing as a 'miniature rottweiler'?
Walking my dog the other day i met a woman with a smaller than usual rottie bitch, she got it from rottweiler rescue UK who told her it was a miniature rottweiler.
It looked a perfect specimen just small,I have never come across one before do they really exist or has she been conned?
Personally I've never heard of 'miniature rottweilers'! Of course, although this is a large breed, depending on bloodlines, health, diet etc. there can be a HUGE difference between Rottweilers even when they're of the same age/sex.
If this dog you saw was MUCH smaller than average then I would guess that it was a cross-bred dog rather than a purebred. But it's possible that it was a Rottie who was the 'runt' of a litter and/or had a very poor start in life and so never had a chance to reach her full potential.
Unless the dog had pedigree papers to prove it was a purebred I would tend to gravitate towards the mixed-breed theory, but there's absolutely no way to be sure....