Is my dog a real rottie?

by Frederic
(Plaine wilhems beau bassin Mauritius)

Hi, recently I have been given a small dog and they told me that it was a real rottweiler, but the only problem is that her muzzle is more like a normal dog than a rott, but her body is like a real rott. I checked on many sites who told that we must check the colour, I checked and it’s the same, checked the small nails, the eyes, and ears. She really look like a small rott but I’m not sure of it.

She has about 2 1/2 months and measures about 50cm length from nose to tail and 42cm height. Please help me as I want to know if she is going to become a real rott.

Please feel free to ask for any other question. Thanks

Hi Frederic
Honestly there is no guaranteed way to tell if a puppy is a purebred (of any breed) without knowing it’s exact parentage and having pedigree papers to prove it.

However, from looking at the photos I would guess that your puppy is a mixed breed, most likely at least 50% Rottweiler, but possibly mixed with German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher or some other large breed.

She’s got a big bone structure so I’d imagine she’s going to be a big dog, and she looks adorable! All of this is guesswork though and just my opinion, it’s impossible to do more than that.

Regardless of whether or not she’s a Rottweiler, she looks like a lovely puppy and I’m sure she’ll make an excellent companion and friend. Dogs are much more than the sum total of their genes or breed, and she’ll love you, protect you, obey you and be your best friend no matter what her parentage is.

I hope that she’s found a loving and permanent home with you and wish you all the very best of luck as a family.

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Jan 14, 2012

My little Hera NEW
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your comments. Of course, she’s already a member of the family. She’s very intelligent, sociable and likes to play a lot, but I think she’s a bit overweight, she’s not even 3 months and already about 10 kilos. Thanks again for your comments 🙂

Jan 13, 2012

love NEW
by: jarrod and ronan

Ysh dont worry looks like he will be big he will luv u unconditionally and looks like he will be a great companion whether he is purebred or not u trest him right and he will be pure at heart for u and your family. A dog is the best friend you will ever have so love him and he will love u. And he is already very handsome.

Jan 13, 2012

beuatiful pup NEW
by: Girish

first of all its all genetical
and depend purely on the sire and dam and bloodline combination

yes got a bit less muzzle stop, but its there
allthough not deep muzzle stop, the standards ask for well defined muzzle stop , not deep as we see now a days in rottys

dont be in a hurry to judge the standards.
let the pup grow till min. 8 to 10 months

i am sure you will surely have a good loving companion at your home who will make you feel you special with their love.

Jan 13, 2012

real rottie? NEW
by: jarrod

Looks like rottie and german shepard.

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