Spotted tongues in Rottweilers?
Can a pure-breed Rottweiler have purple spots on his tongue? I adopted one from my local shelter and I for the life of me can not see what he is mixed with as stated on his cage, but there are purple dots on his tongue, and he has a bit longer fur than what I've seen in the pictures. About an inch and a half to 2 inches.
I did read the section on there is no real way to tell if he is pure or not without papers but I just wanted to know if this is common in the breed. Thank you for your time and help!
It's pretty much impossible to tell what breeds any dog of mixed ancestry has just by looking. There are DNA tests that can be done to determine the percentage of different breeds in a dog if you are really interested in finding out.
Many breeds can have spots or colored marks on their tongues, although it is fairly rare. The most well-known breed with a dark or spotted tongue is the Chow Chow, but many other dog breeds also show this trait occasionally. These include the Shar Pei, Doberman Pinscher, Dalmation, Great Pyrenees and many more... also the Rottweiler.
Sorry I can't be more precise here, but as long as this dog is happy, healthy and has a good temperament I wouldn't worry too much about what his heritage is. Best of luck with him.