msjimmi823: What other dog can be mistaken as a rottweiler puppy?
Me and my husband just got a rottweiler. He is 6 weeks old...I was a little skeptical about getting a rottweiler because I was always taught that rotweilers are vicious dogs. Other than being really playful, mine is not that bad, and he likes to bite...but he is just a baby. Well my mom is coming to visit me in a few days, and she would absolutely go crazy if I told her that my puppy is a rotweiler, so I was wondering what other dogs kind of look like or resemble rottweilers when they are puppies, that way my mom can still come and visit and be comfortable.
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Answer by DakotaSpirit
I wouldn't tell her about his breed right away. Let her interact with the puppy first. This is what I had my dad do when I got a breed he thought he absolutely hated. He warmed up to my pup and then I told him what she was. Rotties have pretty distinctive markings that will be hard to hide from someone who knows what they look like. Dobermans do have the same markings (different body style) so you could probably pass the pup off as one of those. Good luck!
Answer by Yamahagrl85
First off I have got to say that I absolutely love Rotty's. I grew up with TONS of different breeds of dogs, and I have worked at a vet for 5 years. I swear that I have seen more small dogs bite, growl, and hurt people then large breeds. I am a firm believer that there is no such thing as a bad "breed" of dog. I DO however think that some breeds have a better chance to be aggressive if the owner is lazy. If you KNOW how to handle your animal, and you understand that there are different ways to train different tempered breeds….then you will be just fine!! :).
As to your question though, I have a puppy that I got at the shelter who is ADORABLE!! She is a mix between a Black Lab, and a German Shepard and I swear….There is NO DIFFERENCE between her and a rotty PUPPY. If you are that concerned with your mother, just tell her that it is a mix breed. Mix puppies can look like ANYTHING!! :) lol…so there shouldnt be any argument. Anyways, take care and I hope that everything goes great!! Remember, just keep up a good attitude and dont let anyone tell you that your dogs "breed" is wrong to own.!! You know better.. :)
Answer by Nicole E.
A Bernese( spelling may be wrong) Mountain Dog looks just a like a rottie but has longer hair as an adult. But as for the rottie, I would just tell your mom its a rottie. When I was growing up i had a Rottie, It was the biggest baby ever. He would sit on my lap, follow me everywhere and would cry when i left the room if he couldnt follow me. Just treat him with respect and he will do the same.
As for the biting try freezing a wet wash cloth ( wet it, roll it into a log, put it in a baggie and freeze it) Give it to him when hes biting alot, it makes teething easier and he will leave your fingers, furniture, etc. alone.
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