why is my rotties snout so long

by fran
(ireland)

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??





Hi Fran
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.

Comments for why is my rotties snout so long

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 06, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
long nose rotti NEW
by: Andi Liller

My husband and I rescued our Armour, a long haired rotti over 2 years ago. It turned out he was a brittle diabetic and was on 65 units insulin and I had to test his blood ( by pricking his lip) and he was the best TRUE ROTTI. He passed away on Christmas eve , he ended up blind from the diabetes, but was still amazing. He had a longer nose, but was beautiful. People asked about his nose and his longer hair, but there are dna test to find out what breed exactly and he was a rottweiler. We think the loger nose is soooo much more better looking than the shorter (boxer looking) nose.

Sep 24, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
DNA test - to confirm your pup is not mix
by: Anonymous

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0649aAHHDI&feature=player_embedded


there is another method to get your query cleared is getting a DNA test..

watch the above youtube link. can provide bit idea to you on what i suggested

Sep 17, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Long nose
by: Maria

My girl Heidi is 9 months and has a long nose also. I think maybe she's an American Rottie. Some people ask why she has a long nose and we say because that's the way it is. We got papers and the whole bit payed over $1000 for her and love her long nose and everything about the sweetheart. I'm fat. Who cares. My husband and friends love me. Tell them your dogs name is Pinochio. I know what u mean when they is your dog a full breed?SATIRE I feel like telling them to mind their own business.

Sep 13, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
In the same boat
by: Anonymous

We acquired temporary custody of my sons Rottie-Jenna while he was deployed to Iraq last year. Everywhere we go I get asked what is she mixed with because of her long snout. I explain that she is full blooded Rot and they are like RIGHT!!! I dont argue with them as we have papers on her showing that she is and her parents are registered.

Sep 13, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
In the same boat
by: Shirl

We acquired temporary custody of my sons Rottie-Jenna while he was deployed to Iraq last year. Everywhere we go I get asked what is she mixed with because of her long snout. I explain that she is full blooded Rot and they are like RIGHT!!! I dont argue with them as we have papers on her showing that she is and her parents are registered.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Your Rottweiler Questions.



Home <<< Back To Top