why is my rotties snout so long
hi, i have took on an 8 month old rottie that was being treated badly, the only problem is i haven't seen the parents so don't know if she's pure bred!
she has a small white line on her right hand side and to me her snout looks a bit long!! would this make a difference??
As this pup was being mistreated I'm so happy to know that she's found a loving home now - she's a lucky girl!
The only way to tell for SURE whether or not a dog of any breed is purebred is for the parents to have registration papers (from the KC for example), and for the litter to be registered. As you don't know if her parents were registered/purebred it's impossible to say whether she's 100% Rottweiler or not.
All dogs and pups are different, and there are huge variations among members of the same breed, or even among a specific litter. Color, head size, bone size, ear set, tail set, gait etc. etc. all vary and are genetically 'set' to a great degree.
Personally, if this pup is a pet (which she obviously is) then I can't see that it matters at all! If you're buying a purebred pup with the express desire to show in conformation, then of course it matters... but otherwise not. Rottweilers are wonderful dogs and they're loyal, loving, courageous, intelligent - the list goes on. However, every dog breed has it's devotees and is wonderfully suited to the purpose for which it was originally bred.. as well as being a fantastic pet and companion.
I think that as long as you give this pup lots of love, loving discipline, a healthy diet and the right health care, then she will grow into a great adult and be your best friend and companion. Good luck with her.