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Rottweiler Research Paper

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Meet the Rottweiler

Also known as a Rottie and a Rott, these well muscled dogs were once called the Rottweil Metzgerhund, which means the Butcher’s Dog. The breed is believed to be a direct descendant from drover dogs used to heard and guard the cattle that fed the Roman army as they marched across Europe. Rottweilers are confident, powerful, intelligent, and have strong guarding instincts.

Size

Although Rottweilers are considered a medium sized dog, they can grow to over a 100lbs of pure muscle and raw power. This breed is rugged and built to protect with males being slightly larger than females. At four months old a male Rottweiler can weigh 50lbs and be 20 inches tall. Full grown females may get as big as 2 feet tall and weigh up to 90lbs. They are compact, agile, and have great strength.

Colors and Markings

The Rottweiler has a shiny, short black coat with very distinct tan, rust, or mahogany markings. Almond-shaped, dark eyes can greet you with an intelligent, friendly look or a watchful, wait-and-see stare that’s
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When railroads took over, the breed declined in numbers to the point of near extinction. In 1882 there was only one Rottie at the Heilbronn dog show. Founded in 1914, the Deutscher Rottweiler-Klub was the firs club in Germany for the breed. The Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler-Klub formed in 1921 and is considered the Rottweiler home club. The breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931. Rotties were shown at Crufts for the first time in 1936. By the mid-1990s the Rottie had reached such a level of popularity they were the most registered dog by the American Kennel Club, and in 2013 they were ranked the 9th most popular dog in the U.S. Although Rotties haven’t been bred for herding for generations, puppies are still trained and dogs participate in
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