Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has more than 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites related to the Second World War. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and its breweries, including the 16th century Hofbräuhaus.
Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, is home to the European Central Bank. The town of Rottweil, located east of the Black Forest, in southern Germany, dates back to Roman times. According to the FCI standard, the Rottweiler is considered to be one of the oldest preserved dog breeds. The various German Rottweiler clubs merged to form the Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub (ADRK, General German Rottweiler Club) in 1921. Although some Rottweilers are considered attack dogs, this reputation for being ruthless and petty is not a true representation of the Rottweiler breed's temperament.
According to the AKC, Rottweilers love their owners and can behave clownily with family and friends, but they also protect their territory and don't welcome strangers until properly introduced to them. Some growers have found that Rottweilers are especially suited to moving stubborn populations that simply ignore Border Collies, Kelpies and others. For this reason, the various Rottweiler breed clubs have established X-ray testing regimens for many years. The rottweiler's gait is based on balance and efficiency, since the breed is still used as a shepherd today.
This breed got its name from the ancient free town of Rottweil and was known as the Rottweil butcher's dog. The Rottweiler is kind, mild-mannered in basic terms, very devoted, obedient, tough and eager to work. Currently, there are only a number of professional Rottweiler breeders who import purebred Rottweilers from Europe. In 1921, different clubs merged into a major club called “Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub (ADRK)”.
Rottweiler coats tend to require little maintenance, although they do experience a heavy fall before the season (females) or seasonally (males). Walker says that The Rottweiler is very territorial, which means that the owner will have to work regularly with the dog to control its territorial aggressiveness. In the past, I saw an advertisement for an older married couple whose male and female Rottweilers had a litter of Rottweiler puppies (3 males) and (4 females). During the First and Second World Wars, Rottweilers performed various functions, such as messengers, ambulances, shooting and guard dogs.