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The mighty Rottweiler


November 3, 2011
Peter

Rottweiler pup
The Rottweiler breed has had its fair share of bad press and is among the few most misunderstood breeds so we’ll try to clarify some facts about the breed. 

Some Exceptional Rottweiler traits

  • Sensitive to human emotions

One of the least known Rottweiler trait is their sensitivity to human emotions and behavoir. This is also related to another typical Rottweiler trait, being very observant. For instance if you are out in the park with your Rottweiler on your side and a stranger approaches you, your Rottweiler is likely to observe that person, wait for your reaction and relate to the stranger on this basis. So if you treat the person as a friend, your Rottweiler will also pull a friendly face, but if you become alert  and nervous, he will be on his guard too. Few other dogs have this capability.

  • Extremely task oriented
Few other breeds match the Rottweiler’s love for work, doing things and being busy. This trait has historic origins since Rottweilers were specifically bred to herd and protect live stock and guard people and property. The Rottweiler was for instance well known to be the butcher’s dog, because butchers would tie the days earnings to the dog’s neck and could rest assured that it would be delivered home. Their strength also allowed them to pull carts and substitute donkeys or even horses if the situation demanded. A Rottweiler will enjoy working today as much as it did a few hundred years ago. This trait is an asset, but can be a liability at the same time. If your Rottweiler has nothing to do for a long period of time, it will get bored and potentially destructive.

  • High prey drive

One of the least desirable traits of the Rottweiler today, but it wasn’t always the case. A high prey drive means that the rottweiler likes to chase anything that moves fast. This was actually a very positive trait when Rottweilers were used for herding live stock, or when they were fighting alongside Roman legions. But today, their prey drive is considered a disadvantage, especially, because they try to herd children if not trained properly. 

 
Not a dog for everyone
 
The Rottweiler is not aggressive by nature as some people  think, but has a high prey drive as explained above. With persistant training this prey drive can be reduced and kept under control so that your Rottweiler will become an obedient family pet. The Rottweiler breed is only recommended for people, who will have the time and patience that training this powerful breed takes and who are capable of displaying strong leadership. The Rottweiler must realize very early on that the owner is the pack leader and he sets the rules. If the owner fails the make this clear, the Rottweiler will set his own rules, which people may not like at all.
 
You may think that this breed requires brutal training techniques, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. As mentioned above, the Rottweiler learns to read the owners emotions and body language over time, so a firm voice, a strict facial expression will get you more results than brute force.    
 
How to help the breed regain its good reputation
 
Only buy a Rottweiler puppy if you have what it takes to handle this dog once it grows into a powerful adult. Train your dog to become obedient and well mannered and make sure he obeys your orders under any circumstances. By doing so, you will show people that the mighty Rottweiler in the good hands is not a fearful, but a lovable dog.
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Rottweiler declared dangerous breed by Lufthansa


January 18, 2011
Peter

Lufthansa has recently changed its regulations regarding the transportation of certain dog breeds. According to the new rules, a Rottweiler – and 11 other breeds – older than six months is now considered dangerous and therefore must be transported in a special shipping container.

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The special container is similar to what lions, tigers and other wild animals are transported in and it is also as expensive.

In spite of this, Euro Puppy continues to recommend this magnificent breed, the Rottweiler for sale, because we know from long experience, that the Rottweiler is not an aggressive and dangerous breed by nature.

Any dog can get aggressive and bite if early socialization and training was not provided, which is clearly not the dog’s, but the owner’s fault.

In fact, the Rottweiler is a peaceful and protective dog by nature and can be a great family member. Most people don’t know, but the main reason for a dog to bite is fear. When a dog feels threatened or its life in danger, it will act instinctively and bite, regardless of the breed. But dogs, including Rottweilers, don’t bite for fun.

There is good news for Euro Puppy’s customers, however. Euro Puppy will not let the new airline regulations affect its customers. We are initiating negotiations with Lufthansa to get the airline to reconsider the new rules, which, in our view, will do more harm than good. In the meantime, we will do our best to find an alternative airline and have the dog shipped in a regular crate or if this is not possible, Euro Puppy will pay for any increase in shipping costs to save our customers from excess financial expenditure.  

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Dog Poems: "We Have Rottweilers Now! "


ann

 

WE HAVE ROTTWEILERS NOW !

My feet are covered with sores and marks.
My nerves are shattered from sudden barks.
My wallet’s empty from paying the Vet,
and those Rotties are eating me into debt.

I sit down to rest in my favorite chair
And quick as a flash, the Rotties are there.
They’ve hauled off my shoes and chewed up my pipe,
But act so damned hurt, if I venture to gripe.

I rise in the morning, the new day to greet,
To find a Rottweiler standing firm on my feet.
I trip over another as I’m combing my hair,
While the puppy pulls hard at my underwear.

My fresh cup of coffee is now on the rug,
‘Cause the bitch gave my arm a sweet playful tug.
I’d pour me another, but sure as can be,
The Rotties would dump it all over me.

Please believe me people, it’s darn hard to write,
While my hand still hurts from that last loving bite.
The puppy is sneaking up in my lap,
While the one on my feet is down for a nap.

So to Hell with home life as it used to be,
And to Hell with quiet evenings with my family,
And to Hell with the money I’d spend anyhow!
Who needs them all……We’ve got Rottweilers now!!

—Author unknown—

Rottweiler Love

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Dog Lamps # 12: Wacky or Tacky?


ann

Every week Euro Puppy showcases a dog lamp. Is it tacky or wacky? We will leave it up to you to decide. While having our own beliefs, we would love your comments…Enjoy….

Dog Lamp: This Rottweiler Porcelain Lamp is made from finely decorated white porcelain and is a gold banded lamp. It could possibly be an attractive center piece to any dog lover’s living room. The talented artist Vladimir Tzenov designed the breed image. 27″ tall and 6″ across the base. Vladimir Tzenov also designed the “Best of Show” line featuring 115 dog breeds and 10 varieties of cats. This line of dog artistry is exclusive to Porcelain by Rosalinde and shows off one’s favorite dog or cat. It also comes in black and white, as can be seen with the Bernese Mountain Dog lamp.

Rottweiler Dog Porcelain Lamp

 

Bernese Mountain Dog Porcelain Lamp

So? Wacky or tacky? What do you think dear Dog lover?
Check out more wacky and tacky dog lamps that Euro Puppy has collected, under our category called: Dog Lamps.

 

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Popular dogs in the Middle East


Sandor Fagyal

Many people would think that the weather in countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain or Qatar might be too hot for dogs so they are very rare in the region. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Even though the circumstances are not ideal for breeding, dogs are increasingly popular in the Middle East.

The two main reasons why people in the Middle East own pets are protection and pleasure.

The classic protection breeds like the German Shepherd and Rottweiler are very popular, but there seems to be more and more demand for less known breeds such as the Cane Corso and Caucasian Mountain Dog. These breeds have a natural inclination to guard the territory they live in and the people they regard as family.  

The mighty Cane Corso

There is an important distinction to make between protection or guard dogs and watchdogs. While smaller breeds can also act as watchdogs to alert the family in case of danger, guard dogs must be big and intimidating enough to threaten the possible intruder to the point of retreat.

The second popular dog type in the Middle East is best described as family pets. This group includes the English and American Cocker Spaniel, who have been given the “Merry Cocker” nickname as they are continuously happy and wagging their tail. The one thing they have in common with other small or medium sized breeds such as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Maltese, Havanese or Bolognese, is that they can cheer you up just by their presence and they are great with children which makes them the perfect family pet.

The Cocker Spaniel alias Merry Cocker

Wherever you are in the world and whatever breed you may fall in love with, always make sure that you buy a healthy puppy with the necessary documents and vaccinations from a trusted source like Euro Puppy.

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Odd Couples – The Strange Friends Our Dogs Can Make


Sandor Fagyal

A Rottweiler and a wolf have formed the oddest new relationship in the animal world. As newspapers have been reporting a 150lb Rottweiler called Ulrok has befriended a tiny wolf cub called Beldaran in he Kisma Preserve in Maine, USA . He is a fully grown Rottweiler. She is a tiny wolf pup. They sleep together, frolic in the sun and even howl at the moon in unison.

Rottweiler and a wolf cub

This is far from the strangest friendship we’ve come across, however. In China, for instance, a Chihuahua adopted an orphaned chick. The dog acted as the chick’s surrogate parent picking it up in its mouth and taking it safely home when it risked getting into trouble. In the US a dog and a giant black bear have been observed by scientists happily together in the captive bear’s cage.

Dogs have also been known to let the offspring of other species suckle from them. Again in China, a kitten and a pair of tiger cubs have been observed feeding off the breast of dogs.
Dogs can even behave well towards their supposed worst enemies – cats. A scientific study found that cats are more likely to be chased if they are running away from a dog. The sight of the fleeing cat triggers a dog’s deep-rooted instinct to carry out prey chasing. Cats avoid being hurt by a chasing dog by learning to freeze and to lie down, with their bodies and head flattened to the ground. Denied the thrill of the chase, the dog will often lose interest.

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Dog Art: Rottweiler Paintings


ann

Artist, Sarah Theophilus’ distinctive style as well as her passion for dogs take the contemporary approach to the tradition of pet portraits much further. Her dog paintings capture the candid, the intense, and the more quirky nature of our beloved companions. Her art can be seen at Pet Portraits in Pastel.

Lilly the Rottweiler

Rottweilers are one of the most misunderstood and noble of all dog breeds! Their dark looks and bad reputation caused by the media has made many fear them. Yet beneath the dark facade, they are highly devoted, loyal and lovable dogs that are very intelligent as well. Used by police forces worldwide for their high work-drive and intellignce, they have gained respect from all spheres. This is not a dog breed that sits back and lazes about. Assertive, clever- and at times domineering- it needs an equally assertive owner to be the alpha male. Otherwise a Rottweiler will take charge. They are good with children but need early socialisation and care as puppies. This beautiful dog achieves extremely well in Schutzhund and obedience training. Anyone who has ever had a Rottweiler can vouch for the fact that this is one of the best dog breeds around!

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Learn More about Military Dogs


Sandor Fagyal

Military dogs are dogs that are used to complement the various tasks that are needed to carry out a military operations. To some, this may seem to be contrary to humanitarian principles. But I look at it like this – This is how dogs first evolved – as a companion in hunting, and in fact, gun dogs like the Hungarian Vizsla are in use by even non military personnel.

Military Dog Training

 

 

All of a dog’s functions that are superior to those of a human, are used to round off an operation that would otherwise lack their fine capabilities. So let’s proceed by looking at a dog’s superior functions:

Smell and Hearing

The dog’s superior sense of smell, makes them very useful when used as Detection Dogs. These dogs are utilized to sniff out very small traces of the substance to be detected. They can include illegal narcotics, explosives, and even humans, as search dogs.

Breeds that are suited for this purpose are the Bloodhound, Labrador Retrievers, Rottweilers, and the St. Bernard, among others.

Speed and Aggressiveness

I know from experience that even a seasoned dog handler feels a chill up his spine when he sees a real threatening snarl from a German Shepherd. These dogs known as K9 (like ‘canine’) dogs are used to hunt down suspects, or prevent them from escaping. Apart from the German Shepherd, commonly used dogs also include the Doberman, and the American Pit Bull Terriers.

Easy to Train and Loyal

Dogs such as Attack Dogs can be specifically trained to chase and incapacitate (But not necessarily kill) targets. Dogs like the Irish Wolfhound are used for this purpose.

The loyalty of all the breeds are beyond question and all make excellent watchdogs, yet some breeds like the Bullmastiff are admirable guard dogs whose job doesn’t end with merely scaring away the intruder, but actively stopping them, and restraining them. Once again, the desired result can be easily achieved with training.

To find out more about our extensive range of Military dogs, and how to obtain them, please visit Europuppy’s website and contact us for more information.

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Are you serving in the military? Would you like to get a dog but not sure how and where? Read the story of a Command Chief Master Sgt. and his bulldog: how to buy a bulldog puppy when you are stationed in Europe.

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How to Find the Perfect Rottweiler Puppy!


ann

I think there are very few dog lovers, who can deny that a purebred Rottweiler has an immensely noble bearing. With German perfection in the canine form, a Rottweiler is sure to turn (the right) heads. A person, who is truly a Rottweiler lover will know that this stunning – and often misunderstood – breed is one of the most valuable specimens of all the canine breeds – and working dogs as well.

It is not an easy task to find the perfect Rottweiler. Of course….there are tons of Rottweilers out there, that look great and will suffice for those Rottweiler fans that are keen on having (just) a representative of the breed. But aaaaahhhh…those that have perfect conformation; correct breeding; come from top champion-lines, and maybe even hold a few show titles and working titles as well…those are few and far between.

So, bearing this in mind; what is considered to be a top quality Rottweiler puppy? Quality depends on a number of factors. First of all, breeding is a very important factor here. If the Rottweiler comes from a great stock, chances are, he or she will also have the correct bearing, and no genetic anomalies will be found. Breeders that make it their passion to work with this awesome breed really go far to breed out the genetic anomalies that this breed might otherwise inherit. Health screening is important here. Temperament of course – to some extent – can also be traced back to breeding. As with all large dog breeds, socialization is a must. This ensures that the balanced and loving disposition comes to the fore, and not the aggressive “beast”, that the media has portrayed the Rottweiler to be. Of course as with human temperaments, there are those that are inherent and those that can be formed and sculpted from an early age. A Rottweiler that comes from a poor stock will have a temperament that is harder to work with.

Amazing Rottweiler Puppy

 

However, if a Rottweiler comes from a stock that quality breeders have perfected, then it is easier to socialize this breed. One must not forget the saying: “There are no bad dogs…only bad owners”. Sadly this is somewhat true, and with the socialization and training of a Rottweiler, this has to be kept in mind. You can have a Rottweiler puppy with the sweetest disposition; but if you beat him and disrespect him, he will become a rebel without a cause. So yes, while temperament does depend on genetics and the breeders that the puppy comes from, it also very much depends on you…the owner. Therefore, in both the looks department and in temperament, the quality of the breeder - and of course the stock of the breed- is of the utmost importance.

Rottweilers were originally bred to work. Therefore it is not surprising that a quality Rottweiler that has been trained and socialized excels at Schutzhund and IPO as well. Schutzhund (German for “protection dog”) tests a dog’s desire to work, his courage, his intelligence, his trainability, his bond to the handler, his perseverance and his protective instincts. Dogs that pass Schutzhund tests should be suitable for police work, specific odor detection, search and rescue, and many other tasks. The purpose of Schutzhund is also used with Rottweilers to identify those representatives of the breed that have the perfect character traits required for these demanding jobs.

Now if you can tell me that you can easily find a Rottweiler puppy that has great conformation, an inherently solid temperament and has parents that are show dogs; titled-working dogs; Schutzhund dogs and hold European champion-titles as well, then I will say: Good for you! However, if you are still looking for a Rottweiler puppy that fits the above description, then leave it up to a real Rottweiler expert. At Euro Puppy USA, we have all that and more. Mario, from Euro Puppy USA, will help you find top quality Rottweiler puppies that really and truly adhere to all the qualities that make a Rottweiler a Rottweiler.

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