August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
menu bar above to decide which breed best fits your
lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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Rottweiler Dog & Puppy Breed Information
The Rottweiler crossed the Alps with the Roman Army, protecting and moving supplies on the hoof! He’s an unsurpassed guard, carting dog, and personal companion. As the “butcher’s dog” he drove the cattle to market and returned with payment attached to his collar. The Rottweiler is as staunchly dependable today.
Photo Courtesy of Michael J. Mesloh, Vom Hause Mesloh presents: Ch. Farmore`Z Bullvye "Bull"


Rottweiler Puppy & Breed Information


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The Rottweiler is a medium large, imposing watchdog with natural ears and docked tail.  His strength, courage, and high intelligence have been in service since 74 A.D.  Rotties were developed in rural Germany and today serve as police and security dogs throughout Europe and America.  The Rottweiler is quick to respond to a threat and his bold “dare you” expression is usually enough to discourage any aggressor.


Rottweiler Coat, Color, Care: The coat is straight, close, and flat, easy to groom.  He requires no special care other than the occasional bath and ear cleaning.  Rotties are glossy black with clearly defined rust or mahogany markings on face, chest, buttocks and feet.


Rottweiler Personality: He’s a courageous dog with a self-assured aloofness that doesn’t invite familiarity from strangers.  With his owner however, the Rottweiler’s dignity can slip a little and lacking a tail, the Rottie joyfully wags his butt!   The male Rottweiler is usually quite dominant so does best with an experienced owner.


Exercise Requirements: Rottweilers need regular, rigorous, outdoor exercise to maintain good muscle tone.  A fenced yard will suffice but the Rottweiler has incredible stamina and will happily jog beside your bicycle. The Rott needs to stretch his legs (and mind) every day to prevent nervous habits such as barking, chewing or licking.


Health Concerns: Health Concerns: Hip dysplasia and luxating patellas (knees) are common with large, fast growing breeds like the Rottweiler but can be modified by diet and proper exercise.  Eye problems (entropion, ectropion, PRA) and other disorders are considered hereditary and puppies should be from cleared parents.  Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is most often the result of environmental factors, including medication side effects.  A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.

More Rottweiler photos, puppy pictures, the Official Rottweiler Breed Standard, national club information, and Rottweiler puppies for sale from Gold Star Breeders.

Rottweiler AKC Standard
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