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Rottweiler
Nicknames Rottie
Rott
Country of origin Germany
Traits
Weight Male ≈50 kg (110 pounds)
Female ≈42 kg (92 pounds)
Height Male 61 to 69 cm (24-27 inches)
Female 56 to 63 cm (22-25 inches)
Coat Double coated, Short, hard and thick
Color Black and tan or black and mahogany
Litter size average 8 to 12 although larger litters are known
Life span 10-12
.The Rottweiler, or Rottweil Metzgerhund ("Butchers Dog"), is a "medium to large size, stalwart dog"[1] breed originating in Germany as a herding dog.^ Rottweilers are a powerful dog breed with large block heads.
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^ The Rottweiler, or Rottweil Metzgerhund,is a large dog breed originating in Germany as herding dogs.
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^ A Rottweiler is a medium large, robust and powerful dog breed originating from Germany.
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It is a hearty and very intelligent breed. Rottweilers also worked as draught dogs, pulling carts to carry livestock to slaughter, meat and other products to market. Some records indicate that earlier Rottweilers may have also been used for hunting although the modern Rottweiler has a relatively low hunting instinct.
.The Rottweiler was kept busy in these traditional roles until the mid-19th century when railroads replaced droving for getting livestock to market.^ However, by the end of the 19th Century, the breed had declined so much that in 1900 there was only one female to be found in the town of Rottweil.
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.Although there are still Rottweilers working stock all over the world, many other roles have been found for this versatile breed.^ However, by the end of the 19th Century, the breed had declined so much that in 1900 there was only one female to be found in the town of Rottweil.
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^ Early Rottweilers worked as beasts of burden, carrying wood and other products to market.
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.In modern times they are often used inter alia as search and rescue, assistance, guide dogs for the blind, guard and police dogs in addition to their traditional roles.^ Currently they are frequently used as guard and police dogs.
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^ In those times, the legions travelled with their meat on the hoof and required the assistance of working dogs to herd the cattle.
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^ Often injuries and maulings occur when an owner or passerby tries to separate fighting dogs, or unintentionally triggers a guarding behavior in a dog.
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History

Rottweiler memorial in Rottweil, Germany
.Although a versatile breed, used in recent times for many purposes, the Rottweiler is primarily known as one of the oldest of herding breeds.^ The Rottweiler breed is known for its confident disposition.
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^ The American Rottweiler breed is known to be taller than and not as stocky as the German Rottweilers with a less blocky head.
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A multi-faceted herding and stock protection dog, it is capable of working all kinds of livestock under a variety of conditions.[3]
.The breed is an ancient one, whose history stretches back to the Roman Empire.^ History: The breed is an ancient one, and its history stretches back to the Roman Empire.
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^ History: Rottweilers are an ancient breed, dating all the way back to the early Roman Empire.
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.In those times, the legions traveled with their meat on the hoof and required the assistance of working dogs to herd the cattle.^ In those times, the legions travelled with their meat on the hoof and required the assistance of working dogs to herd the cattle.
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^ Rottweilers made excellent working dogs and were used to pull carts as well as herd and protect.
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^ Roman troops were accompanied on their travels by the Roman cattle dogs, which helped herd the cattle that would later serve as food for the soldiers.
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.One route the army traveled was through Württemberg and on to the small market town of Rottweil.^ One route the army travelled was through Wrttemberg and on to the small market town of Rottweil.
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^ The travels of the Roman armies took them through Europe and Germany, and specifically the town of Rottweil.
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^ By the end of the nineteenth century, the breed was virtually extinct to the point of there being only one female left in the entire town of Rottweil.
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.The principal ancestors of the first Rottweilers during this time was supposed to be the Roman droving dog, local dogs the army met on its travels, and dogs with molosser appearance coming from England and The Netherlands.^ In those times, the legions travelled with their meat on the hoof and required the assistance of working dogs to herd the cattle.
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^ This region eventually became an important cattle area, and the descendants of the Roman cattle dogs proved their worth in both droving and protecting the cattle from robbers and wild animals.
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^ Rottweilers are banned in many municipalities, some scattered countries, and are sometimes targeted as dangerous dogs by legislation, such as in the Netherlands.
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.This region was eventually to become an important cattle area, and the descendants of the Roman cattle dogs proved their worth in both driving and protecting the cattle from robbers and wild animals.^ This region eventually became an important cattle area, and the descendants of the Roman cattle dogs proved their worth in both droving and protecting the cattle from robbers and wild animals.
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Rottweilers were said to have been used by travelling butchers at markets during the Middle Ages to guard money pouches tied around their necks.[4] However, by the end of the 19th century as railroads became the main method for moving stock to market, the breed had declined so much that in 1900 there was only one female to be found in the town of Rottweil.
.The build up to World War I saw a great demand for police dogs, and that led to a revival of interest in the Rottweiler.^ For centuries, the Rottweiler dog breed has represented great strength and ability to perform.
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.During the First and Second World Wars, Rottweilers were put into service in various roles including as messenger, ambulance, draught, and guard dogs.^ During the first and second World Wars, Rottweilers were put into service as war time guard dogs.
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^ But the build up to the World War I saw a great demand for "police dogs," and that led to a revival in interest for the Rottweiler.
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^ Rottweilers, like Doberman Pinschers, make excellent guard dogs.
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.The first Rottweiler club in Germany, named DRK ("Deutscher Rottweiler-Klub" — German Rottweiler Club) was created the 13 January 1907, and followed by the creation of the SDRK ("Süddeutscher Rottweiler-Klub" — South German Rottweiler Club) on the 27 April 1907 and became the IRK (International Rottweiler Club).^ The first Rottweiler club was founded in Germany in 1907 and Rottweilers were saved from extinction.
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The DRK counted around 500 Rottweiler, the SDRK 3000 Rottweilers. The goals of the two clubs were different. .The DRK wanted to produce working dogs and did not emphasize the morphology of the Rottweiler.^ The Rottweiler is a working dog that is also good for protection of children, as well as guard duties.
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^ Rottweilers made excellent working dogs and were used to pull carts as well as herd and protect.
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The main stud dog of this club was Lord von der Teck. The IRK tried to produce a homogeneous morphology according to their standard. One of the main stud dogs of this club was Ralph von Neckar.
.The various German Rottweiler Clubs amalgamated to form the German General Rottweiler Club (Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub - e.V) usually known by its German Initials as "the ADRK," in 1921. This was officially recorded in the register of clubs and associations at the district court of Stuttgart on January 27, 1924.[5] The ADRK is recognised worldwide as the home club of the Rottweiler.^ We have a litter of AKC Registered German Rottweilers that were born on October 25, 2009; 3 females and 2 males.

^ From that time, it has become popular with dog owners, and in 1935 the breed was officially recognised by the American Kennel Club.
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.In 1935 the Rottweiler was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club.^ The Rottweiler was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931.
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^ The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935.
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^ From that time, it has become popular with dog owners, and in 1935 the breed was officially recognised by the American Kennel Club.
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.In 1936, Rottweilers were exhibited in Britain at Crufts.^ In 1936, Rottweilers were exhibited in Britain at Crufts.
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In 1966, a separate register was opened for the breed. .In fact, in the mid 1990s, the popularity of the Rottweiler reached an all time high with it being the 1st most registered dog by the American Kennel Club.^ The Rottweiler was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931.
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^ From that time, it has become popular with dog owners, and in 1935 the breed was officially recognised by the American Kennel Club.
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Description

."Rottweiler breeders aim at a dog of abundant strength, black coated with clearly defined rich tan markings, whose powerful appearance does not lack nobility and which is exceptionally well suited to being a companion, service and working dog."^ Appearance: The breed is black with clearly defined tan markings on the cheeks, muzzle, chest, legs, and eyebrows.
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^ These traits in addition to their watchful nature made them good herding dogs, and currently Rottweilers are often used as service dogs particularly in law enforcement.
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^ Rottweilers are a powerful dog breed with large block heads.
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Anatomy of the Rottweiler
  1. Stop
  2. Snout (teeth, tongue)
  3. Dewlap (throat, neck skin)
  4. Shoulder
  5. Elbow
  6. Forefeet
  7. Highest Point of the Rump
  8. Leg (thigh and hip)
  9. Hock
  10. Hind feet
  11. Withers
  12. Stifle
  13. Paws
  14. Tail

Head

Rottweiler Head
The skull is of medium length, broad between the ears. The forehead line is moderately arched as seen from the side. The occipital bone well developed without being conspicuous. The stop is well defined.
.The Rottweiler nose is well developed, more broad than round with relatively large nostrils and always black.^ Her parents are well bred, German champion blood-lined Rottweilers with large bones, lots of muscle...
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The muzzle should appear neither elongated nor shortened in relation to the cranial region. The nasal bridge is broad at the base and moderately tapered.
The lips are black and close fitting with the corner of the mouth not visible. The gums should be as dark as possible.
Both the upper and lower jaws are strong and broad. .According to the FCI Standard Rottweilers should have strong and complete dentition (42 teeth) with scissor bite, the upper incisors closely overlapping the lower incisors.^ According to FCI standard, the Rottweiler stands 61 to 68 cm (24-27 inches) at the withers for males, and 56 to 63 cm (22-25 inches) for females.
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The zygomatic arches should be pronounced. The eyes should be of medium size, almond-shaped and dark brown in colour. The eyelids are close fitting.
The ears are medium-sized, pendant, triangular, wide apart, and set high on the head. With the ears laid forward close to the head, the skull appears to be broadened.
The skin on the head is tight fitting overall. When the dog is alert, the forehead may be slightly wrinkled.

Neck

Strong, of fair length, well muscled, slightly arched, clean, free from throatiness, without dewlap and very long neck.

Body

The back is straight, strong and firm. The loins are short, strong and deep. The croup is broad, of medium length, and slightly rounded, neither flat nor falling away. The chest is roomy, broad and deep (approximately 50 % of the shoulder height) with a well developed forechest and well sprung ribs. The flanks are not tucked up.

Tail

An undocked Rottweiler in profile
Natural bob tailed ("stumpy") or if present the tail was historically docked. .Docking is banned in Germany, the U.K and some other countries.^ Rottweilers are banned in many municipalities, some scattered countries, and are sometimes targeted as dangerous dogs by legislation, such as in the Netherlands.
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An un-docked Rottweiler tail is level in extension of the upper line; at ease it may be hanging.

Limbs

When seen from the front, the front legs are straight and not placed too closely to each other. The forearm, seen from the side, stands straight and vertical. The slope of the shoulder blade is about 45 degrees to the horizontal. The shoulders are well laid back. The upper arm is close fitting to the body. The forearm is strongly developed and muscular. Pasterns are slightly springy, strong but not steep. The front feet are round, tight and well arched, the pads hard, nails are short, black and strong.
When seen from behind, the rear legs are straight and not too close together. .When standing free, obtuse angles are formed between the dog’s upper thigh and the hip bone, the upper thigh and the lower thigh, and the lower thigh and metatarsal.^ The markings on the chest should form two distinct upside-down triangles; a tiny patch of white in between is not acceptable for show dogs.
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The upper thigh is moderately long, broad and strongly muscled. The lower thigh is long, strongly and broadly muscled, sinewy. The hocks are sturdy, well angulated, not steep. The hind feet are slightly longer than the front feet. Toes are strong, arched, as tight as the front feet.

Gait

The Rottweiler is a trotting dog. In movement the back remains firm and relatively stable. Movement is harmonious, steady, full of energy and unrestricted, with good stride. .Loves to play and run around.^ She loves running and playing outside!
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^ Chuck loves to tumble around with litter mates and is very playful.
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^ Zakura loves to play ball has been raised in a family atmosphere on our ranch around children and other animals.
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Coat

.The coat consists of a top coat and an undercoat.^ The coat is medium length and consists of a waterproof undercoat and a coarse top coat.
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.The top coat is of medium length, coarse, dense and flat.^ The coat is medium length and consists of a waterproof undercoat and a coarse top coat.
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.The undercoat must not show through the top coat.^ The coat is medium length and consists of a waterproof undercoat and a coarse top coat.
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The hair is a little longer on the hind-legs.
Rottweilers living in hot climates may have acclimatised and may be missing the undercoat.
.Rottweiler coats tend to be low maintenance, although they experience heavy shedding prior to their seasons (females) or seasonally (males).^ We have a litter of AKC Registered German Rottweilers that were born on October 25, 2009; 3 females and 2 males.

Size

.Technically a "medium / large" breed, according to the FCI standard the Rottweiler stands 24-27 inches at the withers for males, 22-25 inches for females, and the average weight is 50 kg (110 pounds) for males and 42 kg (93 pounds) for females.^ Average weight is 50 kg (110 lbs) for males and 42 kg (95 lbs) for females.
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^ According to FCI standard, the Rottweiler stands 61 to 68 cm (24-27 inches) at the withers for males, and 56 to 63 cm (22-25 inches) for females.
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^ We have a litter of AKC Registered German Rottweilers that were born on October 25, 2009; 3 females and 2 males.

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Temperament

.According to the FCI Standard, the Rottweiler is good-natured, placid in basic disposition, fond of children, very devoted, obedient, biddable and eager to work.^ In fact, the FCI standard calls for a dog that is fond of children.
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^ According to FCI standard, the Rottweiler stands 61 to 68 cm (24-27 inches) at the withers for males, and 56 to 63 cm (22-25 inches) for females.
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^ The Rottweiler is a working dog that is also good for protection of children, as well as guard duties.
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Their appearance is natural and rustic, their behaviour self-assured, steady and fearless. They react to their surroundings with great alertness.[9]
.The American Kennel Club says it is basically a calm, confident and courageous dog with a self-assured aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships.^ The Rottweiler was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931.
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^ From that time, it has become popular with dog owners, and in 1935 the breed was officially recognised by the American Kennel Club.
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A Rottweiler is self-confident and responds quietly and with a wait-and-see attitude to influences in its environment. .It has an inherent desire to protect home and family, and is an intelligent dog of extreme hardness and adaptability with a strong willingness to work, making them especially suited as a companion, guardian and general all-purpose dog.^ It is a characteristic of the Rottweiler dog breed to be protective of its owners and family.
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.Rottweilers are a powerful breed with well developed genetic herding and guarding instincts.^ Rottweilers are a powerful dog breed with large block heads.
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^ Rottweilers made excellent working dogs and were used to pull carts as well as herd and protect.
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.As with any breed, potentially dangerous behavior in Rottweilers usually results from irresponsible ownership, abuse, neglect, or lack of socialization and training.^ Dangerous behavior in Rottweilers potentially results from irresponsible ownership, abuse, neglect, or lack of socialization.
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^ Aggression in Rottweilers is associated with poor breeding, poor handling, lack of socialization, natural guarding tendencies, and abuse.
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^ In the hands of a responsible owner, a well trained and socialized Rottweiler can be a reliable, alert dog and a loving companion.
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However, the exceptional strength of the Rottweiler is an additional risk factor not to be neglected. .It is for this reason that breed experts recommend that formal training and extensive socialization are essential for all Rottweilers.^ The Rottie's large size and incredible strength make this an important point to consider, and for this reason the Rottweiler is a breed that only experienced dog owners should consider.
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^ History: Rottweilers are an ancient breed, dating all the way back to the early Roman Empire.
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^ In the hands of a responsible owner, a well trained and socialized Rottweiler can be a reliable, alert dog and a loving companion.
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.According to the AKC, Rottweilers love their people and may behave in a clownish manner toward family and friends, but they are also protective of their territory and do not welcome strangers until properly introduced.^ Whether you are seeking a puppy with a proven pedigree for working or show, a loving loyal family pet, or if you are interested in an imported Rottweiler, you have ...
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^ It is an inate characteristic of the Rottweiler to act protective of its owners and family.
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^ Other owners may acquire a Rottweiler for a family pet, but neglect to properly socialise and train the animal, resulting in a dangerous, unpredictable dog who makes the rules.
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Obedience training and socialization are musts.[11]
The breed has received negative publicity. .In the US, in a 1997 report by the CDC, the Rottweiler was listed as the second most likely breed of dog named in fatal human attacks, following Pit Bulls, although at approximately half the rate of the Pit Bull.^ Rottweiler: Working - Dog Breed Library Wisdom Panel Wisdom Panel Insights Wisdom Panel Professional About • FAQ's • Contact Home Why Test Your Dog?
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.Breed-specific bite rates are not known, and less responsible owners being drawn to certain breeds may be a factor.^ The American Rottweiler breed is known to be taller than and not as stocky as the German Rottweilers with a less blocky head.
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[12] .Dog related human fatalities need to be considered in the context that there are fewer than 30 dog related fatalities in the United States each year out of approximately 4.7 million bite incidents,[13] from a total dog population estimated by the American Pet Products Association[14] at 77.5 million dogs.^ In recent years the breed has received some negative publicity, possibly related to the fact that in the US, the Rottweiler is the number two breed of dog named in fatal human attacks from 1979 to 1998 in a report by the CDC. Rottweilers are a powerful breed with well developed genetic guarding and herding instincts, and prey drive.
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.A 2008 study surveying breed club members found that while Rottweilers were average in aggressiveness (bites or bite attempts) towards owners and other dogs, it indicated they tend to be more aggressive than average towards strangers.^ It is a characteristic of the Rottweiler dog breed to be protective of its owners and family.
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^ However, by the end of the 19th Century, the breed had declined so much that in 1900 there was only one female to be found in the town of Rottweil.
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^ Unscrupulous breeders have produced dogs with highly aggressive tendencies and some owners have used the dogs to boost their macho images.
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This aggression appears unrelated to the fear of the dog, but is correlated with watchdog and territorial instincts.[15]
.The portrayal of Rottweilers as evil dogs in several fictional films and TV series, most notably in The Omen, and negative press has added to their negative publicity.^ The portrayal of Rottweilers as evil dogs in several fictional films and TV series, most notably in The Omen, has added to their negative publicity and popularity among backyard breeders.
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^ The portrayal of Rottweilers as evil dogs in several fictional films and TV series, most notably in The Omen, has contributed to this negative publicity.
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^ House Fire Kills Puppies WSHM-TV Fountain says he was determined to save his dogs and the four 3 week old Rottweiler pups trapped inside.
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.This has led to Rottweilers being banned in some municipalities and are sometimes targeted as dangerous dogs by legislation, such as in the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and the Republic of Ireland.^ Rottweilers are banned in many municipalities, some scattered countries, and are sometimes targeted as dangerous dogs by legislation, such as in the Netherlands.
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^ But the build up to the World War I saw a great demand for "police dogs," and that led to a revival in interest for the Rottweiler.
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^ As a result of bad press, some German Lnder put the Rottweiler on an index of so called "dangerous dogs".
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However, the Dutch law has since been changed as of 2008. On the other hand, not all mainstream media has portrayed the breed in a negative light: for example, a gentler side of the Rottweiler's personality was observed in the movie Lethal Weapon 3 where a Rottweiler guarding a gun smuggling operation was placated by the main character, played by Mel Gibson, with dog treats. The dog was subsequently rescued and de facto adopted by the protagonist. Also, in the HBO series Entourage a Rottweiler named Arnold is a dear pet of the main characters. .Cujo the loveable family dog and voice of the official website in the TV series Kath and Kim, is played by National Rottweiler Council (Australia) Champion and Dual Champion (Tracking) Goodiesway Basko (AI) CDX ET TSD (pet name "Polo").^ The portrayal of Rottweilers as evil dogs in several fictional films and TV series, most notably in The Omen, has added to their negative publicity and popularity among backyard breeders.
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^ In the hands of a responsible owner, a well trained and socialized Rottweiler can be a reliable, alert dog and a loving companion.
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^ The portrayal of Rottweilers as evil dogs in several fictional films and TV series, most notably in The Omen, has contributed to this negative publicity.
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The hero of the picture book Good Dog, Carl! and its sequels is a Rottweiler

Working style

.According to the American Kennel Club[16] the Rottweiler has a natural gathering style with a strong desire to control.^ The Rottweiler was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931.
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^ From that time, it has become popular with dog owners, and in 1935 the breed was officially recognised by the American Kennel Club.
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.They generally show a loose-eye and have a great amount of force while working well off the stock.^ Rottweilers that are well trained and cared for can be as well behaved as any other dog and in general they are fond of children, very devoted, quick to learn, and eager to please.
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They make much use of their ability to intimidate.
The Rottweiler will often carry the head on an even plane with the back or carry the head up but have the neck and shoulders lowered. Some females will lower the entire front end slightly when using eye. Males will also do this when working far off the stock in an open field. This is rarely seen in males when working in confined spaces such as stock yards.
.The Rottweiler has a reasonably good natural balance, force-barks when necessary and when working cattle uses a very intimidating charge.^ These traits in addition to their watchful nature made them good herding dogs, and currently Rottweilers are often used as service dogs particularly in law enforcement.
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^ Rottweilers made excellent working dogs and were used to pull carts as well as herd and protect.
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^ The Rottweiler is a working dog that is also good for protection of children, as well as guard duties.
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There is a natural change in forcefulness when herding sheep. When working cattle he may use his body and shoulders and for this reason should be used on horned stock with caution.
The Rottweiler, when working cattle, will search out the dominant animal and challenge it. Upon proving his control over that animal he will settle back and tend to his work.
Some growers have found that Rottweilers are especially suited to move stubborn stock that simply ignore Border Collies, Kelpies, etc. A Rottweiler will use their body to physically force the stubborn animal to do his bidding if necessary.
When working with sheep the Rottweiler shows a gathering/fetching style and reams directions easily. He drives sheep with ease.
If worked on the same stock for any length of time the Rottweiler tends to develop a bond with the stock and will become quite affectionate with them as long as they do as he says.[17]

Health

Rottweilers are a relatively healthy, disease-free breed. As with most large breeds "Hip Dysplasia" can be a problem. However the various Rottweiler breed clubs have had x-ray testing regimes in place for many years. A reputable breeder will have the hips and elbows of all breeding stock x-rayed and read by a recognised specialist. They will have paperwork to prove it.
They will also have certificates that their breeding animals do not have entropion or ectropion and that they have full and complete dentition with a scissor bite.
As with any breed, hereditary conditions do occur in some lines. Potential purchasers should question breeders about any history of hereditary disease in their lines.
.If over fed and /or under exercised, Rottweilers are one of the breeds most prone to obesity.^ However, by the end of the 19th Century, the breed had declined so much that in 1900 there was only one female to be found in the town of Rottweil.
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Some of the consequences of obesity can be very serious: arthritis, breathing difficulties, diabetes, heart failure, reproductive problems, skin disease, reduce resistance to disease and overheating caused by the thick jacket of fat under the skin.[18]

Notes

  1. ^ Fédération CynoIogique Internationale-Standard N° 147/ 19. 06. 2000 / GB The Rottweiler. Translated by - Mrs C. Seidler Country of Origin – Germany. Available online at ADRK website Rottweiler Breed Standard, ADRK.de
  2. ^ Pienkoss, Adolf. The Rottweiler, 3rd revised and updated edition, Internationale Foederation der Rottweilerfreunde (IFR) Wilhelmitenstr. 15a, 46354 Borken, Germany, 2008
  3. ^ Schanzle, Manfred, Studies In The Breed History Of The Rottweiler. German edition Published by Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub - e.V. 1967. English edition published jointly by Colonial Rottweiler Club & Medallion Rottweiler Club - Sept 1969. 1981 Printing (updated) - Published by Powderhorn Press 3320 Wonderview Plaza, Hollywood,CA90068. Copyright 1981 Clara Hurley
  4. ^ Britannica.com
  5. ^ Pienkoss, 2008 Op.Cit.
  6. ^ The History of the Rottweiler, vansach.com
  7. ^ FCI Standard N° 147 Op. Cit.
  8. ^ FCI Standard N° 147 Op. Cit.
  9. ^ FCI Standard N° 147 Op. Cit.
  10. ^ American Kennel Club Standard for the Rottweiler, akc.org
  11. ^ American Kennel Club Standard for the Rottweiler, akc.org
  12. ^ Breeds of dog involved in fatal human attacks in the U.S. between 1979 and 1998, cdc.gov
  13. ^ Questions and Answers about Dog Bites, hsus.org
  14. ^ American Pet Products Association, americanpetproducts.org
  15. ^ Breed differences in Canine aggression, Applied Animal Behaviour Science 114 (2008) 441–460 Sciencedirect.com
  16. ^ American Kennel Club Herding Regulations. The full document is available at AKC.org
  17. ^ National Dog - The Ringleader Way, Volume 12 Number 1&2, Jan/Feb 2009 Breed Feature "Bernese Mountain Dogs, Leonbergers & Rottweilers", page 12.
  18. ^ Price, Les. .Rottweilers: an owner's companion.^ In the hands of a responsible owner, a well trained and socialized Rottweiler can be a reliable, alert dog and a loving companion.
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    Macmillan Publishing Company, New York 1991. ISBN 0-87605-297-9 page 114.

References

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  • American Kennel Club Herding Regulations.^ The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935.
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    The full document is available at AKC.org
  • Australian National Kennel Council, Extended Breed Standard of the Rottweiler. Available online at ANKC.org.au
  • Blackmore, Joan. .A Dog Owners Guide to the Rottweiler
  • Brace, Andrew H. (Ed), The Ultimate Rottweiler, Ringpress Books, Surrey, 2003. ISBN 1-86054-263-8
  • Coren,Stanley.^ The Rottie's large size and incredible strength make this an important point to consider, and for this reason the Rottweiler is a breed that only experienced dog owners should consider.
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    ^ In the hands of a responsible owner, a well trained and socialized Rottweiler can be a reliable, alert dog and a loving companion.
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    ^ Nevertheless, this breed is not for the inexperienced or uninvolved dog owner, or anyone who lacks the physical strength to handle the Rottweiler.
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    The Intelligence of Dogs, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. (1994).
  • Chardets: Know your Rottweiler
  • Fédération Cynologique Internationale-Standard N° 147/ 19. 06. 2000 / GB The Rottweiler. .Translated by - Mrs C. Seidler Country of Origin – Germany.
  • Kaneene JB, Mostosky UV, Miller R. Update of a retrospective cohort study of changes in hip joint phenotype of dogs evaluated by the OFA in the United States, 1989-2003. Vet Surg 2009;38:398-405, Interscience.wiley.com, abstract
  • National Dog - The Ringleader Way, Volume 12 Number 1 & 2, Jan/Feb 2009 Breed Feature "Bernese Mountain Dogs, Leonbergers & Rottweilers".
  • Pettengell, Jim.^ The Rottweiler, or Rottweil Metzgerhund,is a large dog breed originating in Germany as herding dogs.
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    ^ A Rottweiler is a medium large, robust and powerful dog breed originating from Germany.
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    ^ Rottweilers are banned in many municipalities, some scattered countries, and are sometimes targeted as dangerous dogs by legislation, such as in the Netherlands.
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    The Rottweiler
  • Pienkoss, Adolf. The Rottweiler, 3rd revised and updated edition, Internationale Foederation der Rottweilerfreunde (IFR) Wilhelmitenstr. 15a, 46354 Borken, Germany, 2008
  • Price, Les. .Rottweilers: an owner's companion.^ In the hands of a responsible owner, a well trained and socialized Rottweiler can be a reliable, alert dog and a loving companion.
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    Macmillan Publishing Company, New York 1991. ISBN 0-87605-297-9
  • Schanzle, Manfred, Studies In The Breed History Of The Rottweiler. .German edition Published by Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiller - Klub (ADRK) E.V. 1967 English edition published jointly by Colonial Rottweiler Club & Medallion Rottweiler Club - Sept 1969. 1981 Printing (updated) - Published by Powderhorn Press 3320 Wonderview Plaza, Hollywood, CA90068.
  • Yrjola, J.A.U. & Tikka, Elvi.^ As a result of bad press, some German Lnder put the Rottweiler on an index of so called "dangerous dogs".
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    Our Friend the Rottweiler.

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Rottweiler.

Etymology

From the German town Rottweil

Noun

Singular
Rottweiler
Rottweiler (plural Rottweilers)
  1. A muscular breed of dog of German origin with black fur and tanned markings.

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[[File:|thumb|250px|This Rottweiler's tail is natural; many Rottweilers' tails are cut off (docked) just after the dog is born.]] Rottweilers are large muscular dogs. Their fur is mostly black, with brown on the legs and face. They are excellent guard dogs, as well as herding, and companion dogs.

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Behaviour

Dogs are pack animals. When they feel threatened, they will defend themselves. They will also protect other members of the pack, to a certain extent. How they defend themselves, and how close they feel to the rest of the pack (their owners) depends on the dog race, and on the how they were raised. Since dogs judge dangerous situations differently, they should not be left unattended near a place where people are arguing. They may also judge unattended moves of a child as an attack. Therefore dogs should not be left alone near children.

Considerations

When the Rottweilers' owners are not advanced, problems arise. Sometimes humans, mostly children are attacked by dogs. These attacks are a result of unresponsible owners. Rottweilers are very intelligent and need equally smart handlers to raise them.

In some areas, breeding certain dogs has been restricted or forbidden.[1]

References

  1. "Rottweilers, dog control and the law" (in English). BBC News. 2006-09-25. pp. 1-3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5377262.stm. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 

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