If you’re a dog lover then you have most likely heard about red Rottweiler, about blue rottweilers, or been offered an albino Rottweiler and rare Rottweilers. Are you fascinated by these dog breeds? You might even want to purchase one does the idea of owning one of these ‘rare Rottweilers’ (often promoted as being worthy and most expensive) sound cool? If you have a plan to purchase one of these rare Rottweilers then it must be very important to know some facts about these Rottweilers.
There can be health problems linked with a dog from any breed that is a very unique color. This is not limited to Rottweilers as even other breeds experience the same. Plus a truly purebred red Rottie is extremely rare, although not the modern black or tan, are not Rottweilers with any fault, unscrupulous breeders may try to pass off mixed-breed hounds as rare breed Rottweilers and that’s never okay.
So before you can buy a dog do some study before committing to a dog of any breed that does not conform to the norms of the special breed.
The Red Rottweiler
A Red Rottweiler dog is a dog with a reddish coat instead of the traditional black and tan, black and rust, or black and mahogany bi-color coat, Red Rottweiler is just like a modern black or tan Rottweiler dog. A red Rottweiler may sound exotic, but there is nothing wrong with wanting a dog that’s a little bit ‘different from the average ones. But, when it comes to purebred dogs then there is something that takes a great amount of effort & you have to spend a lot of time on them. Because it is compulsory to filter genes of the dog through some generations of mixing. To produce a dog that looks, acts, and moves in a certain way.
But this is what you have to give to get a purebred dog. A pure breed is, for all purposes & plans a ‘picture in words’ of the IDEAL representative of that special breed and efforts to produce a dog that matches the breed standard as closely as possible.
When talking about a red Rottweiler, you will rarely find any of the known varieties you won’t find any of the ‘rare. You will come to find that the Rottweiler Breed Standard varies a little from country to country. You will not see any of the probably unique’ Rottweiler types recognized or accepted in any of them.
For example, if you compare American, German, and British standards you might find different wording or explanation of the Rottweiler color and coat but the basic message is the same. However, it’s obvious that the only acceptable color for the base coat is black. The skin can then have markings. And the markings are to be a shade of mahogany, tan or rust.
No mention of a red, white, or blue coat. There is no proof to the presence of these coats making in the AKC Breed Standard these qualities appear under the section for inabilities.
What Then Is A Red Rottweiler?
You should look back at the early days of the breed and you must track the dog back to the earliest parents to understand a purebred dog. And also understand its ancestors have to be purebreds as well to get a purebred dog. Although Rottweiler’s history is not set in stone, its evidence is pretty thorough, it’s progressed from companion to the Roman Army to today’s talented dog.
The Two Breeds
When we look at the records what we find is two different breeds of the same dog. Large and smaller hounds, large hounds were used to pull weight around in the Roman army whereas the smaller hounds were used to herd cattle. These smaller dogs seemed to have white patches sign of their pace. History seems to indicate that these types of rare Rottweilers are the results of cross-breeding to produce today’s talented Rottweilers dog.
The Red Rottweiler Color Origin
The earliest Breed Standard for the Rottweiler allowed for variation in the color of the dogs was much larger than that endured in the more recent breeds of today. If you go back to the history of Rottweiler you will notice that their legs look longer and their coats look very brighter than expected. And the difference in coat length and color can be clearly seen.
Plain red with a white nose is one of the early acquired colors of the Rottweilers. And those dogs had white and other color variations in their coat, so, it’s easy to understand how the genes carried by some of these dogs could result in today’s ‘rare’ red Rottweiler or blue Rottweilers and where the white marks originated form.
Red Rottweiler Is It Real?
Ever since the breeding of Rottweilers began, they were have been bred to produce only black with tan/mahogany spots. If the dog produced any other color of pups then they were disqualified and not considered ‘breedable’. So it’s clear that the chances of a red Rottweiler to be reproduced by two pure breed parents are extremely low. It does not reduce the possibility. For producing the pretty red coat the two Rottweilers have to be carrying the extremely rare gene.
Where Does The Red Rottweiler Come From
Most breeders and Rottweiler experts to accept as true that these types of rare Rottweilers can only be acquired by crossbreeding breeding a Rottie to a dog of another breed. The other breed does not have to be the actual parent rare’ puppy, but surely within their individual or corporate family trees. This is the reason red Rottweiler or blue/albino Rottweilers are not considered Rottweilers.
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