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Characteristics and Temperament
The Rottweiler is a medium-large, powerful dog. His compact and substantial build denotes great strength, agility and endurance. On average, males will range from 95 to 110 lbs(50kg) and 24" to 27"(61-68cm) at the shoulder. They are more massive throughout with larger frame and heavier bone than bitches. Bitches will range from 80 to 93 lbs( 42kg)and from 22" to 25"(56-63cm) at the shoulder. Animals can be found which are taller or shorter than these measurements, however, they are not considered typical by the breed standard. The Rottweiler is always black, with clearly defined markings on cheeks, muzzle, chest and legs as well as over both eyes, that range from tan to deep mahogany. His coat is straight, coarse and of medium length, with an undercoat varying in degree based on climatic conditions. The Rottweiler is a calm and self-confident dog, who has an inherent desire to protect home and family. Personality may range from highly affectionate to extremely aloof. He is not shy nor highly excitable. He is an intelligent and highly trainable dog. He is also very much a companion, often following their family members from room to room in the home. Because of his size and strength, it is imperative that he receive proper socialization and obedience training from an early age. Nervous, shy,excitable or hyperactive individuals are exhibiting traits which are undesirable in an animal the size and strength of the Rottweiler and should be avoided.
The characteristics marks of the breed of Rottweilers
The object of the Rottweiler breeding is to establish a harmonic, solid, and strong companion, blind, security, working, and family dog, respectively. This dog has to be in accordance with the signs of the breed and shows the highest physic and psychical capability. Our breeders do not only want to reproduce the dog but also to preserve and stabilize its form and nature on a wide base.
Marks of a breed are defined in a list of traits and attributes, which is established by the responsible breeding club. Each dog should show these signs in the highest possible perfection in comparison to the ideal of this breed (breed standard). The club of this country, which is supposed to be the origin of the breed, is responsible for modifying and supplementing the breed standard
For the Rottweiler this club is the ADRK e.V.
All the other countries, as far as they are members of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), or are associated with the FCI, are bound to acknowledge the breed marks of the originating country, which guarantees a far-reaching conformity in breeding, judging and rating of the dogs.
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 be a companion, blind, security, working, and family dog.