Question by Luis Armando: how do i know if my rottweiler is a purebred? What signs can i look for?
I bought a rottweiler in a puppy shop where they assured me it is a purebred dog. But he kind a looks like a mixbred. I wonder if there are any specific sings i can look for that will tell me if it is indeed a purebred.
Answer by bananaman-ran
Oh……..u can look for traits….lame
Answer by sevenofus
Purebred refers to the genealogy lines of the dog and not to what traits the dog possesses. It can be hard to determine if a dog is purebred strictly by looking at it. We had a dog whose dad was a husky mix and mom was a smallish dog of undeterminable origin. Our dog, Heidi looked just like a purebred German Shepherd even though there was apparently nothing resembling that in either parent. The first time we took her to our vet, he asked us if we planned to breed her as he mistook her for purebred as well. We had a family friend who was a dog breeder (St. Bernards, Clumber Spaniels). I would help her take dogs to shows and take care of them. Sometimes she’d have 2-3 litters in a row in which none of the pups were “show quality”. There are guidelines for breeds of dogs, but they are usually more of what is looked at if the dog is to be entered into competition. Unless you plan to breed or show your dog, it really doesn’t matter if he is a purebred. Without his “papers” you can not officially determine if he is a purebred or not.
Answer by Libby
People can have a pair of registered dogs, the female mates with a different dog, accidentally, or not, and the people register the litter as being progeny of the breeding pair. Purebred registration papers do not guarantee that a dog is purebred.
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