Assessment of breed characteristics
|Adaptability Definition of how easy a dog is. can adapt to changes in life.|
|Shedding Level Level and frequency of hair loss in animal.|
|Level of tenderness Level and amount of tenderness and affection that the dog gives back in return for attention to itself.|
|Need for Exercise Daily Activity Level dogs.|
|Social need Required number of dog contacts with other animals as well as people.|
|Housing ratio Factor that determines the level of noise and other inconvenience that the dog can deliver to the owners in the ratio the size of the apartment to the size of the dog.|
|Grooming Number of bathing, combing, as well as necessary number of professional grooming sessions required the dog.|
|Friendliness in an unfamiliar environment society with strangers or in an unfamiliar environment.|
|The tendency to bark The tendency to bark and its frequency and volume.|
|Health Issues Potential Health Status dogs.|
|Territorial tendency of the dog to protect his house, yard or even a car owner.|
|Cat friendliness A trend towards cat tolerance and reduced manifestation of hunting instincts.|
|Intelligence Dog’s ability to think and solve emerging difficulties (not to be confused with learning!).|
|Education and training Level of difficulty in training a dog perform certain actions.|
|Friendliness for children Factor determining how much the dog friendly to children, whether she likes to play with them and endure some children’s pranks.|
|Game activity The concept is determined by its very name, and, usually found in almost all dogs.|
|Observability Dog’s ability to detect presence a stranger in his territory.|
|Friendliness for other dogs Dog’s tendency to find common language with other relatives.|
Brief description of the breed
The initial task of the Rottweilers was to accompany the cattle. Later them used the butchers to help move the carts. Also Rottweilers served in the police and army. The average height of the male reaches 65-70 cm, and its weight can be 45-65 kg. Female growth reaches a value of 55-58 cm, and weight – 42-55 kilograms. rottweiler:
- Great watchman and protector;
- Able to obey;
- Calm, not very noisy;
- Smart, easy to train;
- Strong and hardy;
- Very faithful and attached to the owner;
- Fits perfectly into the family;
- It is easy to look after him.
Cons of the rottweiler:
- Needs an experienced owner;
- Needs early socialization and training;
- With poor parenting, it can become aggressive;
- Has a tendency to dominate;
- Suffers from a variety of health problems;
- It happens stubborn.
Due to the strength of the Rottweiler, it is often compared with the ancient Greek mythical hero Hercules. Affectionately these dogs are called “Rotti.” The breed originated in Germany, where dogs served on farms and helped move goods. The force of the animal is indicated by its broad chest and well-developed muscles. Looking into the eyes of the rottweiler, you You will see boundless tenderness, love and devotion. These dogs truly full of love, they are distinguished by tenderness and a sharp mind. Rottweilers who are given enough attention are calm and self-confident. They are wary of strangers, while never are frightened or shy. The Rottweiler is a guard dog, he perfectly implements his skills in the police, army and at customs. This dog will become a real protector of any family. The instinct of protection in Rottweiler is innate. Although these dogs are leading restrained themselves, but in case of danger they will give a decent rebuff The most important moment in educating the Rottweiler is early socialization, consistent training and patience of the owner. If you do not pay education proper attention, then you will raise a dog – a bully, which does not live up to your expectations. These dogs have care and aggression. separated by a fine line. Therefore, the upbringing of the pet should become initial task for the owner of the rottweiler. Raising dogs this breed is not an easy task. You need to ensure that the pet understood you from the first word. It’s important to realize that the dog is this is a full-fledged person who has his own character, his own convictions and interests. Rottweilers lend themselves well to socialization, they are playful and affectionate. It’s easy to train dogs of this breed, the main thing is respect the animal. From these dogs are obtained great friends who are ready to stand the wall for their family. Rottweilers belong to the breed that are not suitable for all dog breeders. Due to its size and lack of attention to animal, the latter may manifest aggression and distrust of to people. This fact not so long ago led to the fact that their content in some cities in the world were banned. Actually the main the culprit of this Rottweiler behavior is the person who did not pay attention to the education of the one he tamed. So that you do not became another dog breeder, disappointed in the breed, pet must be trained and educated. Keep the rottweilers in the yard not allowed. The dog is intended to be near people. If you will be give your warmth and love to your pet, you will be generous rewarded with gratitude and understanding from the animal.
Photo of Rottweiler dogs |
Rottweiler comes from molosses – mastiff-like dogs. Their ancestors came to Germany with the Romans during their campaigns in European part of the Eurasian continent. These dogs were loyal companions of the Roman conquerors. In such campaigns, Molossians crossed with local dogs, this is what subsequently and led to the emergence of a new breed. To one of the areas through which the Romans passed, was the south of Germany. Here because of fertile land and a good climate, the conquerors organized their colony. They are built luxury houses with tiled roofs and beautiful churches. For many centuries, the Rottweiler, like a breed, evolved. Dogs worked for butchers and farmers. Main the dogs’ task was to move the carts. With the development of railways the need for animal help has disappeared. The breed has almost disappeared. TO for example, at the exhibition in 1882, only one took part Rottweiler. By 1901 the situation began to change somewhat. Exactly at the first Rottweiler club was founded during this period as well a breed standard has been formed. It is noteworthy that the appearance breed and its character since then practically no changed. Rottweilers began to be widely used to help the police. A number of other amateur clubs were later formed. rottweilers. One of the most significant was the German club. “Allgemeiner”, which was founded in 1921. The club survived the Second World War II and assisted Rottweiler breeders not only in Germany, but around the world. It is believed that the first Rottweiler hit the American continent in the 1920s. Although this information is controversial. According to some sources, it is known that the foot of the Rottweiler stepped on US territory in the thirties of the last century. The breed has become rapidly gaining popularity among Americans. Already in 1931 the first Rottweiler club was organized there in which included the first happy owners of puppies Rottweiler. After World War II, the breed became popular grow rapidly. This was primarily due to excellent the nature of the animal. The peak of Rottweiler popularity in the USA was registered in the 1990s. American Kennel Club at that time 100,000 animals of this breeds. Popularity is not always a good factor. It happened with rottweiler. The extraordinary demand for puppies of this dog has led to that unscrupulous dog breeders, chasing quantity, do not concerned with the health of puppies and their parents. Thousands of people have become owners of weak and poorly developed animals. All this led to declining popularity of the Rottweiler. Hard work of conscientious breeders allowed to bring the rottweiler to the level that he once had. This dog has again become a popular pet for millions of families around the world. Today the breed takes seventeenth place among 155 breeds registered by the American dog breeding club.
Rottweilers have a reputation for being quite aggressive dogs. Such opinion was due to television. It’s not really corresponds to reality. Rottweilers are incredibly restrained and smart, which allows them to be excellent guard dogs. They are always ready to protect the family. But to make the rottweiler reliable advocate and friend need appropriate training. Training and socialization should start from puppyhood. They are not very friendly with strangers, but adore their master and family. They are affectionate and playful with people who love them. Many owners the rottweilers note that these dogs, despite their impressive size, love to wallow on a sofa or armchair, like small ones dog breeds. Rottweiler will be a true true friend for experienced dog breeders ready to devote maximum attention and time to your four-legged friend.
Maintenance and care
Comb the rottweiler thoroughly weekly to remove dead hair and prevent tangling of long hair. At weekly care, the rottweiler’s coat will be beautiful and healthy. once a year rottweilers molt profusely. During this period, you need more often comb out the hair (2-3 times a week), and possibly every day. Bathe these large dogs as needed. Every week ears must be well checked for infections, inflammations and irritations. They clean the ears of the rottweiler with a special solution, designated veterinarian. Never worth using for this a cotton swab. Weekly brushing will protect your dog from occurrence of tartar and an unpleasant odor. Cut the claws on as necessary. As a rule, this procedure is carried out once every month.
Training and training
Training can be a real problem for inexperienced Rottweiler owners. These dogs often show their dominance. It is very important from the very beginning to show the pet who is in the owner of the house. Do not go on about the animal, otherwise wait learning success will not be necessary. The learning process must take place confidently and firmly, but without aggression. The dog should respect you, not to be afraid. Only in this case the Rottweiler will be able to absorb all that you will invest in it. The training process should begin as it is possible earlier, before the dog gets used to “bad habits”. The process of socialization also needs to start from the earliest age. Rottweilers are very wary of strangers. Socialization should teach your pet how to behave with strangers.
Health and Disease
The average life expectancy of Rottweilers is 8-10 years. TO main health problems include: allergies, injuries cranial cruciate ligament, bloating (expansion of the stomach and inversion), cancer, dysplasia of the elbow and hip joints, epilepsy, congenital deafness, inversion of the eyelids, medial cantal syndrome, progressive retinal atrophy, subaortic stenosis, follicular lipidosis, mucocutaneous hypopigmentation, parvovirus infections, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, enteritis and enterocolitis, hypothyroidism, osteochondrosis, osteochondritis, disease Von Willebrand.