Rottweiler, a breed of working dog believed to be descended from drovers (dogs that drive cattle) left by Roman legions in the vicinity of what is now Rottweil, Germany, after the Romans left the region during the 2nd century AD, 6 days ago. Rottweilers are considered to be one of the oldest breeds. They accompanied the Romans through Germany, driving their cattle and guarding the outposts. Many were left behind and, in the southern German town of Rottweil, they became the breed we know today.
Rottweilers are considered to belong to the mastiff family. The Rottweilers played a decisive role in the development of the Doberman Pinscher much later. This move comes naturally to the Rottweiler and should appear as such; any deviation may lead to disqualification in the exhibition ring. Make sure your Rottweiler is well socialized and friendly to other dogs before releasing them from the leash, and monitor all interactions with other dogs.
With these things, you'll have a wonderful companion; without them, your Rottweiler can become destructive and lose control. The Rottweiler is very prone to osteosarcoma, which is one of the most common causes of premature death in Rottweilers. They enjoy long walks in the countryside, and a well-trained and socialized Rottweiler usually stays very close to their owner. Bred in Germany in the first century, Rottweilers are descended from German shepherds crossed with herring dogs and mastiffs brought there by Roman soldiers.
In the run-up to World War I, there was a high demand for police dogs, leading to a revival of interest in the Rottweiler. Aggression can be a problem, and this dog is fully capable of inflicting serious harm, so Rottweilers need a firm, patient hand and a knowledgeable owner. All standard Rottweilers according to AKC specifications have a mahogany dot above each eye on the inner crest of the eyebrow, on the cheeks, a strip on each side of the snout; the marks on the cheeks do not cross the bridge of the nose, the upper part of the nose must remain black. The Deutscher Rottweiler-Klub (DRK, German Rottweiler Club), Germany's first Rottweiler Club, was founded on January 13, 1914, and then the SüdDeutscher Rottweiler-Klub (SDRK, Rottweiler Club of Southern Germany) was created on April 27, 1915 and eventually became the IRK (International Club of Rottweiler).
Although they are still used to herd livestock in many parts of the world, Rottweilers are now also used as search and rescue dogs, guard dogs and police dogs. During the First and Second World Wars, Rottweilers performed various functions, such as messengers, ambulances, shooting and guard dogs. The Rottweiler is kind, mild-mannered in basic terms, very devoted, obedient, tough and eager to work. Not recommended for first-time owners, the Rottweiler needs extensive and continuous socialization to be a good family companion.
According to the FCI standard, the Rottweiler is considered to be one of the oldest preserved dog breeds. The various standards established for the physical appearance of the Rottweiler specify these characteristics.
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