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History: This breed was known at one time as the
Rottweiler Metgerhund, named afer the town that produced it and its task
as the butcher's dog. It is believed by many that it stems from mastiff
stock that crossed the Alps while herding cattle used to feed the Roman
soldiers who invaded central Europe. Active, agile, and full of stamina,
this dog was later bred to manage livestock. Its outstanding strength also
made larger Rottweilers ideal for pulling carts to the market. In the 20th
century, cattle driving and the use of dogs as cart pullers was oulawed.
The Rottweiler almost became extinct. In later years, it regained favor
as a police dog, household pet, and guard dog.
The Rottie has a sturdy, firm body with a well-developed, -muscled, and
-boned chest and legs, especially the hindquarters; a wide head in harmony
with a muzzle of medium length; a powerful, long, and thickset neck; medium-sized
almond-shaped dark brown eyes; high-set pendant triangular ears; and a
short single-joint tail,, which is docked at the first joint to be level
with the top line of its back. Its double coat of a shor, hard, dense outercoat
lying flat on the body, and soft undercoat on the neck and thighs, is predominantly
black with tan markings above the eyes and on the cheeks, muzzle, chest
This intelligent breed has natural guarding instincts but is not vicious.
Furthermore, it loves hard work.
Care: Even though the coat is short it still should be
wiped and massaged with a damp towel, then rubbed dry. A bath is needed
if the dog gets dirty. Care is also needed in maintaining a healthy balance
of diet, exercise, and play, with food being divided in half and given
twice a day rather than all at once.
After the dog is 1 1/2 years old, vigorous exercise should include running
on a lead alongside a bicycle or motor bike.Be aware that even as puppies
this breed needs alot of free exercise.
Obedience training should begin early and have as much contact with
people as possible to accustom them to activity around them.
4-10 puppies in a litter
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