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Rottweiler

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Rottweiler
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Appearance
22-27" (56-69 cm) 92-110 lb (42-50 kg) Medium length, coarse dense outercoat. Black with rust to mahogany markings.
Photo courtesy of Alice Van Kampen
History

Roman soldiers travelling across Europe took their food along with them “on the hoof”. The herds were driven by huge Mastiffs. As cattle were eaten, or left at outposts, the dogs remained behind at drop points, one of which was the town of Rottweil in Germany. Roman Mastiffs and local dogs interbred, producing an imposing dog known as the German Butcher’s Dog, or Rottweiler. These dogs carted goods to market, then drove new purchases of cattle back home. Improved methods of transportation such as the railroad made the Rottweiler’s job unnecessary, and the breed’s numbers dropped significantly. But the Rottweiler’s reputation caught the interest of the police and military in the 1900s and this association made the “rottie” one of the most popular breeds in North America.

Personality

A well-bred Rottweiler is a calm, confident and courageous dog. He trusts his owner implicitly, and is highly dedicated to his family. Naturally cautious of strangers, he remains on guard until shown there is no danger to his family. When not on the alert, he is a mellow dog who is loving and playful and makes a superb companion. Good training and socialization make the Rottweiler a pleasure to have around. His intelligence and trainability make him a fun friend who excels in obedience, agility, cart pulling and many more active jobs.

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Rottweiler Breeders

Breeder Spotlight: KJAQ Reg’d
Ontario

KJAQ Reg’d. We have been breeding quality Rottweilers for over 20 years in the same location. Our dogs have proven themselves in conformation, obedience, tracking, Schutzhund, therapy, and agility. First and foremost, they excel as loyal and loving family companions. Check our website to learn more about us. 1361 Hendrie Rd, Minesing, ON L0L 1Y2 (705) 737-0026; judy.maechtel@sympatico.ca; kjaqrottweilers.ca

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Offenburgher Reg’d
Alberta

Offenburgher Reg’d, Carol Giese. We are breeders of top quality Rottweilers. We have been involved with the breed for 20+ years. All our bloodlines are from the best world renowned kennels in Europe. We believe in bringing the best of what Europe has to Canada. We do OFA health testing on our dogs and our puppies are sold with a health guarantee. If you’re looking for a well bred top quality puppy, look no further. (780)237-6767; offenburgher@gmail.com; www.rottweiler4u.com

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