While people might argue on the merits and demerits of insisting on a pure breed, it must be said that the Rottweiler has a lot going for it. The Rottweiler breed has managed to retain most of the qualities for which they were initially raised. They were bred as a utilitarian breed and looks were not as important as the core character and temperament. The core motto still stands true for the breed: “Rottweiler breeding is working dog breeding”. This then is the core characteristic that defines a purebred Rottweiler puppy.
But there is no complete certainty that your Rottweiler puppy will a purebred. The only means to know for certain is through their pedigree. In simple terms, it is proof of a puppy’s parents that determines whether your puppy is 100% purebred.
A purebred Rottweiler puppy has valid registration papers from a standard and trustworthy breed registry, notably the ADRK. The German Rottweiler Club is totally devoted to this particular breed and is stringent in its norms. Other reputable clubs are the AKC (American Kennel Club), KC (British Kennel Club), CKC (Canadian Kennel Club). Papers from these clubs will ensure the authenticity of the breed.
The second more exact test to determine the genuineness of a purebred Rottweiler puppy is through DNA testing. This is a scientifically proven method that leaves no room for manipulation or errors.
But this method works for sites that specifically indicate the dogs’ parents. For instance, certificates issued by AKC stipulate that the DNA profile should be on evidence for dogs that give birth to multiple puppies. So you can be absolutely sure that the Rottweiler named as the parents is certainly true.
But everything boils down to the scrupulousness of the breeder. By choosing a reputable breeder you can rest easy that the purebred Rottweiler puppy is authentic.
The physical specification of your purebred Rottweiler puppy is important. For instance, many owners fret that their purebred Rottweiler puppy isn’t growing into a giant. This is extremely unfortunate as the Rottweiler was never meant to be a giant dog breed. They grow into a medium to large size dog. The right size is always desirable and trying to make your Rottweiler grow faster or bigger will cause health issues. Other specifications are clearly defined in the breed standards specified by the clubs, especially the ADRK.
Rottweilers are slower to mature than other breeds. They take more time to reach their full size and proportions, sometimes 18 to 24 months before they are fully mature. And it might take even 3 years for a purebred Rottweiler puppy to reach their full adult weight.
All purebred Rottweiler puppies are different. Even a purebred can vary in size and proportions. It is important that you do not rush into trying to make them gain weight and height by overfeeding them. Enjoy the joy that a purebred Rottweiler puppy brings into your life. It won’t be long before your puppy will transform into a large dog. But be happy that they will remain a child at heart till their last day.