I just recently aquired a 8 month old male rott he has purple accents on his tongue is that normal on a pure bred

he is suppose to be a german rott

Asked by Member 798467 on Jan 29th 2009 in Rottweiler
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Zackintosh CJ

German Rotts are just Rotts that have a german lineage, its not a different kind.
I think purebreds CAN have purple spots, maybe he has a slight trace of Chow (Or other purple tongue spotted breed) in his lineage, i.e. his great-grandfather may have been a Chow mix.

Zackintosh CJ answered on 1/29/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Many people think that Chows are the source of all purple, blue or black coloring on a dog's tongue. This is actually not true. There are many breeds which can have such coloring on their tongue, even Golden's can have it. I don't know if Rotties are one of those, but I wouldn't be surprised. If you really want to know, though, call or email several different Rottie breeders who don't necessarily know each other. When you have enough opinions from breeders, look for the majority answer. It is usually correct. Your vet may know, but not all vets know a lot about dog breed variance and genetics. Breeders would be the best source of knowledge there.

Member 796517 answered on 1/30/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


I have a full blood rott and she has spots on her tongue.

Member 799239 answered on 1/31/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer