Rottweiler in cinema.
Rottweiler has appeared in films such as.
The Dark Knight
No Country for Old Men
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
All Dogs Go to Heaven
Breed standards may change over time. Both appearance standards and standards regarding
breed character or working qualities may change. The works of art of the early years depict the
most typical representatives of the breeds of that time. Comparing with the modern appearance
of the breed, you will be able to assess how much the breed has changed over time. Also
of interest are archival photographs of specific breeds, which you can find on the Internet
in specialized forums about the breed.
Historical reference of the
breed and subgroup.
The breed originated in southern Germany in the
The name Rottweiler comes from the name of the city of Rottweil. The main task of
the Rottweiler was to herd cattle, drive them over long distances and protect them on pastures.
During the long days and nights of the journey, Rottweiler remained the only companion of
his master, his friend and protector.
From the very beginning it was a dog that lived
and worked close to humans and developed a strong sense of closeness with the owner. At home and on
vacation, Rottweiler lives with the family, plays with children and protects them.
guard qualities of the Rottweiler are highly developed, and the guard instinct, developed over
many, many generations, has become innate.
Rottweiler is an owner by nature, he zealously
protects everything that he considers his own, children, things left under his supervision, the
owner's car and even a clearing in the forest where you stopped to rest during a walk.
When communicating with a Rottweiler, one should take into account not only the specifics of the
official use of the breed, but, first of all, the characteristic properties of its psyche
and behavior: a Rottweiler living in a family will choose a leader for himself, and will
treat the rest of the family members evenly, or even patronizingly.
Its owner will be the
one who can become an authority for Rottweiler, prove his superiority, but not by brute
physical force, Rottweiler is not very sensitive to physical punishments, but first
of all morally. Just for the fact that you are holding a leash in your hands, this dog will
not reckon with you. Rottweiler is a person and should be treated accordingly.
In terms of anatomy and morphology, the Rottweiler is a very solid dog.
is well built, stands firmly on his feet, has a good lung capacity. The head is massive,
the jaws are wide and allow for serious bites.
When walking your dog, keep in mind that the
Rottweiler does not tolerate heat well. In the summer, you should try to walk him in the shade
or choose the time for walking early or later.
Rottweilers are susceptible to infectious
diseases in the same way as other breeds. As a rule, they get sick very hard, so preventive
vaccinations should be treated with attention. As a security guard, a Rottweiler with a
normal psyche is practically unremarkable. It should be timely and carefully
deal with his training. And, of course, you should not encourage the increased
aggressiveness of the Rottweiler. The dog must only work on command.
The Rottweiler is a large, athletic dog that gives
the impression of a powerful and enduring animal. The silhouette looks slightly squat, giving
the impression of a high stability of the dog. At rest, the movements of these dogs
seem a little loose and lazy, however, in Rottweiler work, they show sweeping,
unfettered, powerful movements.
Its resemblance to the Swiss Shepherd Dog makes it quite
probable that they were crossed at one time.
The Rottweiler is a dog of above average height,
powerful, massive, but neither clumsy nor light. From his proportional, short, broad-bodied
and powerful figure, one can judge his great strength and great endurance. At first glance,
his originality and courage are visible; his calm look expresses good nature and devotion. There is
nothing restless or impetuous in his character.
The Rottweiler belongs to the category of working
dogs, for which working tests are obligatory within the framework of exhibitions, and the
selection of dogs is aimed mainly at maintaining high working qualities and physical harmony, which
allows these dogs to withstand heavy loads.
The Rottweiler is very strongly attached
to the human family in which it lives.
Some breeds are strongly attached to one person,
others to all members of the human family, others may have a friendly attitude towards
all people in general, and the fourth may not have close ties even with the owner.
Rottweilers bond with all members of the human family. They are also quite
friendly towards strangers, especially if the owner is familiar with these people.
The attitude of any dog to strangers strongly depends on the breed of the pet, but even more
strongly this attitude depends on the upbringing and socialization of a particular individual,
while socialization in the early puppyhood of a pet is especially important in this regard.
With children, Rottweiler also get along very well. However, regardless of the dog's friendly
attitude towards children, a dog of any breed should not be left alone with small children.
Some breeds of dogs are more relaxed about the behavior of young children and may not pay
attention to some antics of children, however, it should be understood that dogs of all
breeds, no matter how friendly they are, should be with children only under the supervision
of the owner or adults, since in addition to the qualities of the breed in relation to children,
there are also the individual characteristics of each dog, its upbringing and previous
experience in communicating with children. Even these relationships are largely
influenced by the behavior of children.
But with other Rottweiler dogs they communicate
and contact very poorly.
Rottweiler sees other dogs as a threat to the owner.
Different breeds of dogs treat their own kind differently, some dogs will play and interact
in every possible way with dogs they meet or live with, other breeds may try to dominate or even
attack similar four-legged ones. At the same time, the relationship between dogs can be very
different from how a dog will react to people.
The behavior of a dog in relation to other dogs and
people depends not only on the breed, but also on the socialization of a particular individual.
Small pets such as hamsters, domestic rats, squirrels, chinchillas and other rodents are most
often ignored. However, regardless of the dog's attitude towards small pets, it is better to keep
such animals away from dogs of any breed.
One of the disadvantages of the Rottweiler
breed is the high demands of this breed on the owner's dog ownership experience.
Some dog breeds are easier to keep and train, while others are more independent and even
assertive and require an experienced owner.
This breed needs an experienced owner to
prevent dominance and overprotection problems. Rottweiler is definitely not suitable for
those who get a dog for the first time.
The Rottweiler is not well suited for keeping in
an apartment, a country house with a small fenced area will be a great place to keep such a pet.
It should also be borne in mind that they cannot stand loneliness and cannot be
left alone even for a short time.
The amount of wool does not allow the
Rottweiler to comfortably endure cold and heat. Active loads should be avoided in the warm season.
And in the cold season, do not stay outdoors for a long time or use clothes.
Learning and training.
All dogs can be trained and trained, but some
breeds remember and execute commands faster and more readily than other breeds.
breeds need a different approach to training and education. Some breeds may appear to be
poorly trainable or even stupid, however, in most cases, a dog breed's trainability is
due to the stubborn or independent nature of the dog breed or individual. Also of great
importance in the trainability of a dog is the role of what training methods the
trainer uses for a particular breed.
In the book The Intelligence of Dogs, published in
1994 and written by University of British Columbia Vancouver psychology professor Stanley Coren,
Rottweiler is ranked 9th out of 80 in terms of learning ability. In this regard, the breed stands
next to such breeds as the Labrador Retriever, Papillon and Australian Cattle Dog.
In Professor Stanley Coren's book, Rottweiler is located in the group:
Dogs with excellent learning abilities.
Ability to understand a new command
in less than 5 repetitions.
Execution of the command from the first
time: in 95% of cases and above.
The disadvantage of this scale for learning
abilities, by the author's own admission, is its strong dependence on the ability to
obedience and command execution, for example, for working or working dogs, and a weak connection
with understanding and creativity, for example, hunting dogs.
As a result, some breeds rank
lower on the list because of their stubborn or independent nature, which does not make
them weakly intelligent or untrainable.
Tendency to bark.
Among other things, breeds differ in the level of noise, or rather,
in the frequency of their barking. Some breeds can bark all the time without stopping and never
get tired of barking at every stranger or strange dog that passes by your house or by herself,
other breeds bark only on business, when it is necessary in her opinion, and still others
can only give a voice in exceptional cases.
Rottweiler can be attributed to the
second group described above.
Also in the medium range is
the desire to gnaw everything, which is inherent in all
breeds to varying degrees. The desire to gnaw and taste everything is common
to puppies of all breeds, but as adults, different breeds have varying degrees of propensity
to explore the world with their teeth.
Activity and energy level.
According to the level of charge and activity, breeds can also be divided into active and calm
or even lazy.
An active dog will require constant walks, training and frequent mental stimulation
from you. Calm and less energetic dogs will be happy with short walks around the house and will
gladly share your desire to lie on the couch at home. This feature should be taken into account
when choosing a pet, since the unfulfilled needs of an active animal will be realized at home on
the things and objects of your home.
The amount of energy in the dog also determines with what desire
and for how long the dog will play games with you or with your child under your supervision.
The Rottweiler is a very active dog breed, requiring not only regular walks, but also
regular exercise and mental stimulation.
In addition, many breeds have an innate desire to
chase moving objects and animals, the degree of this desire may vary from breed to breed. If the
dog has this innate instinct strongly developed, you need to carefully monitor the pet during the
walk and keep it on a leash, since any moving object can provoke the dog to chase, even if it
is a car that can harm the animal, at such moments the dog can disobey the call of the owner and
switch all your attention to the moving target. In addition, such breeds pose an additional
danger to small domestic animals and birds.
The Rottweiler has a highly developed
instinct for this, which should be kept in mind when walking with your pet.
Passion for vagrancy and love of freedom.
Some breeds have a tendency to
cover long distances on their fours, for which they were bred, so these dogs,
following their instinct, will not miss the opportunity to escape from you and run a couple
of kilometers, despite your calls.
Sled dogs, hounds and bloodhounds are mainly inclined to
such walks. Rottweilers don't tend to run away.
Tendency to drool.
For some dog owners, their high tendency to salivate can be a downside.
The amount of saliva produced depends on the characteristics of the breed. Some breeds salivate
so much that they can leave marks on the carpet, on the sofa, on the floor and on
you, other breeds also salivate, but this happens in much less quantities.
The Rottweilers also leave quite a lot of wool.
Keep in mind that the Rottweiler's skin
has a large amount of sebaceous glands, which makes these dogs not suitable for those who
have a pronounced allergy to dogs. Even short-term contact of allergy sufferers with Rottweiler
can result in very unpleasant consequences.
The amount of dog hair in your home and on your
clothes depends a lot on what breed you choose, some breeds shed all year round, others
only seasonally, others hardly shed. This characteristic of the breed can be important
depending on where you plan to keep a pet, whether members of your family are allergic to
animal hair, and how important it is to you in general.
Some breeds may require a lot of grooming
and attention due to coat characteristics, muzzle shape, habitat, or the general health
of the breed.
Dogs of the Rottweiler breed do not require complex specialized care and are
suitable both in apartments and in private homes. The coat of dogs of this breed is
enough to comb out once a week, this is mainly necessary for combing out the undercoat
so that it does not crumble around the apartment. Regular washing is also not required, this should
only be done if the dog's coat is dirty.
General health of the breed
on a 10-point scale.
The general health of dogs of this breed and
the possibility of the appearance of genetic diseases in them can be assessed
on a ten-point scale of 5 points, that is, they are quite healthy dogs with a small
number of genetically predisposed diseases.
Rottweilers are prone to obesity, so you
need to carefully monitor the amount of food they consume and its calorie content.
Rottweiler breed diseases include: dysplasia, arthritis, osteochondritis dissecans,
heart failure, cardiac rheumatism. In order to reduce the spread of the dysplasia
gene within the breed when breeding a Rottweiler, it is desirable to perform a genetic test to
determine the dysplasia gene in both parents. To prevent problems with Rottweiler joints,
it is important to dose, and often limit, the load on the musculoskeletal
system up to a year and a half.
The average lifespan of
Affenpinscher is 9 to 12 years..