by K johnson
This is my girl Kayla… she is 100% rottie not a crossbred dog..
she was born into a litter of 9, 7 of which were perfectly ‘normal’ rotties.. but her and a brother were blond at birth with a total lack of markings…
By 12 weeks she was a glorious red colour and has remained since to this day.. she has a total lack of black with a pink/brown nose brown claws and pads.. her fur is 2 tone blond/red and in summer you can see her ‘rottie’ fur markings as a slightly more blonde markings in her fur..
apart from the colour she is all rottie in every sense of the word.. a beautiful, loyal, highly intelligent girl, my big beautiful bear xx
Thanks so much for sharing these great photos. Kayla is gorgeous, and these are the first really good photos I’ve seen of a purebred Red Rottweiler. True, purebred Red Rotties are very rare!
You can definitely see in her head shape and expression that’s she’s all Rottweiler. She looks like such a sweetheart too – typical Rottie grin 🙂
I’d like to share this….
On my Red Rottweilers & Rare Rottweilers, I’ve tried to give some history on why red or blue Rotties still occasionally show up in purebred lines.
I also explain that these rare color-ways sometimes produce dogs with more health problems than the accepted black-and-tan dogs, are not eligible to be shown, and don’t fit the breed standard. That’s why breeding for ‘red’ or any other ‘rare’ color isn’t a good idea for the breed as a whole in the long term.
In the past, my words have been misinterpreted and criticized because some readers think I’m ‘knocking’ these Rotties, or think they’re lesser dogs than the black and tan variety. That is definitely not true, and not what I’m trying to say at all.
Color is only part of what makes a Rottweiler a Rottweiler, and it’s what’s on the inside that is more important and what makes the breed so special. I’m absolutely certain that Kayla is a fantastic dog because she’s all Rottie inside, and she is beautiful on the outside that’s for sure.
The main point I try to make on that webpage is that although rare and beautiful in their own right, Rotties who are an unacceptable color according to breed standards shouldn’t be bred from, because of the health concerns and because it wouldn’t benefit the breed as a whole. That DOES NOT mean that you shouldn’t buy a red rottie!
And the last point I want to make is that you shouldn’t be expected to pay an exorbitant price for a Rottie (or any other dog in any breed for that matter) that is ‘different’. Yes, it’s rare, beautiful and you should be proud to own that dog, but it’s not something you should have to pay extra for. It’s one of nature’s little genetic quirks, and she didn’t charge extra for making it 🙂
I hope both you, and everyone reading this, understands what I’m saying and thank you again for such great photos. It’s wonderful to see such a beautiful example of a rare color.
~ sue from a-love-of-rottweilers.com