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Rottweiler Colors

You may have wondered what Rottweiler colors are possible and if there are color combinations to avoid that don't adhere to the breed standard.

AKC breed standard: "Always black with rust to mahogany markings. The demarcation between black and rust is to be clearly defined."


The Rottweiler color mahogany is a deep, rich color that looks quite astonishing due to the reddish-brown look.

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Black and rust rotties

The Rottweiler with the color black and rust is actually pretty similar to the one with mahogany, with the difference being that it's a tad lighter. This color is quite common for the Rottweiler and Doberman.

The so-called "rare Rottweiler colors" are not desirable at all. It's important to understand that most of these are crossbreeds and/or carry gene defects which often come with the associated health issues.

Rare Colors

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