by John Gear
Max – 4 months -1
Comparing to the other Rottweilers, I think my Rottie’s ears are a bit erect and do not lay over forward like most others I see.
Can you tell from the pictures attached if he might have any mix of other breeds?
It’s impossible to tell for sure from photos (or even by looking up close) whether a dog is purebred or not I’m afraid. I would recommend that you take a look at my Rottweiler FAQ page to learn more about this.
However, I can give you my personal opinion, and from what I see I don’t see anything that indicates he’s a mixed breed pup. His ear set is a bit ‘fly-away’ which isn’t correct according to Rottweiler Breed Standard, and considered to be a fault in conformation shows. BUT that doesn’t mean he’s not a Rottie, many Rottweilers have fall short of the breed standard in terms of conformation but are still purebred.
Also, when puppies, the ears can change position several times,usually worse during teething and when the pup is under stress. Even as adults, stress or anxiety can make the ears hang oddly temporarily.
Max is a nice looking pup and as long as he’s happy and healthy I wouldn’t worry too much about him having mixed lineage, if indeed he does.
Hope this helps some, I wish you the best of luck, just enjoy him.