by john keil
can a purebred rott have white paws or white chest?
Some bloodlines do carry a gene for white patches, particularly the older German lines. However, the amount of white hair is generally small, perhaps a small patch on the chest, and less commonly on the toes.
A few white hairs don’t constitute a ‘patch’ and are allowed in terms of showing, but anything more than that is a serious fault.
My Rottweiler FAQ’s page also has tips and advice on how to determine if your Rottie is purebred.