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Bones Muscle Power
By Steve Wolfson

akino_von_der_lauterbruckeIf one were to take a survey asking, “Why did you purchase a Rottweiler ”, “Why this breed over others”, it would certainly elicit intriguing answers. I cannot say for sure what the attraction others had to the Rottweiler when first encountered, however for me, it was his raw masculine appeal, his unique head and the impressive musculature and power he exuded. From his appearance, one could easily understand that this was a serious dog! Not alone in this view, many other Rottweiler aficionados have recognized this hallmark of the breed and expressed a similar perspective as well. After all, is not the “look” of a dog that makes the first and lasting impression? Surely, his breed type is what makes the Rottweiler unique.

The Germans understood the Rottweilers distinction when they came together to codify the standard at Heidelburg, Germany in 1907. They were deliberate when articulating and fixing the appearance of the German Rottweiler, which is why the standard uses detailed language in its description of this essential aspect of breed type. The standard was modified since 1907, but the general appearance of the Rottweiler has not. Reading the current standard, one finds the word “powerful” written 6 times, “bone” mentioned 3 times and “muscle” mentioned 5 times. No other words have such repetition when describing the details.

Excerpts from the standard

unkas_vom_hause_neubrand“The ideal Rottweiler is a medium large, robust and powerful dog - Dogs are characteristically more massive throughout with larger frame and heavier bone than bitches - His bone and muscle mass must be sufficient to balance his frame, giving a compact and very powerful appearance - Neck- Powerful, well muscled - Loin is short, deep and well muscled - Legs are strongly developed with straight, heavy bone - Upper thigh is fairly long, very broad and well muscled - Lower thigh is long, broad and powerful, with extensive muscling - His movement should be balanced, harmonious, sure, powerful and unhindered, with strong forereach and a powerful rear drive ”

Despite his distinctive breed type and the words used in the blueprint to describe it, a negative, subtle change has occurred over the years, which ultimately is disastrous to his appearance.

Currently in the US, which is observable both in the show-ring and out, is a great loss in the 
general power of the breed’s masculine design. Now, a rarity and an oddity, the once major factor in the 
breed’s appeal, its power and substance, were put on the “back burner” in many breeding programs. One aika_von_der_mandelburgmust look carefully to find this trait; the breed has lost its distinction.

On the street, we encounter Rottweilers that are a poor representation of once was. They possess “pin heads”, narrow, snipey, muzzles, and spindly bones, no muscle mass and shallow frames. To the knowledgeable, these Rottweilers appear to be a mix breeding, although they are not. To the unknowledgeable, they appear to be correct!

In the show-ring, this problem has crossed the boundaries. One should expect poor examples of the breed on the street since they are comprised of non-show dogs. However, the show ring should be the exception. Presently, many exhibits share the same problem of their street cousins and are only a notch or two above. Many exhibits that enter the show-ring are constructed well but are also as weak in substance, spindly in bones and musculature as their pet counterparts are. Now, when a dog or bitch that is in the ring with correct breed type, exuding power and substance, it appears as the “odd man out”. A strong masculine dog or powerful bitch seems strange among exhibits with spindly frail bodies and Doberman-like heads. To the newbie's and unknowledgeable judges, it is untypical and put at the end of the line.

Often, I have heard that a female, which possesses strong bones, muscle and a powerful head, is now deemed “too strong” and considered a “doggy bitch”. What was once correct and typical is now abnormal. The dogs, which should embody power and masculinity, are now so weak in type they can be considered “beautiful females”!

WHAT ARE CORRECT BONES AND MUSCLES?


The standard does not give a numerical value for the appropriate bone mass or muscle, only a verbal guide. Therefore, to state a formula, “Dog x must have y amount of bone and muscle to be correct is not possible.” To understand what is appropriate for the correct amount for these attributes, one must refer to the blueprint. From the standard: “His bone and muscle mass must be sufficient to balance his frame, giving a compact and very powerful appearance.” A reasonable guide when assessing an exhibit, one should ask, “Does this exhibit exemplify a powerful appearance”? - “Is the bone and muscle mass substantial, so that its appearance exudes power”? One should be impressed with the overall appearance for power, muscle and bones.

A. BONE MASS

Bones mass should be thick enough in width so that it appears to support the frame of the dog in a substantial and powerful manner, without being refined, elegant, too massive or grotesque. 

The place to visually assess the bone mass on a Rottweiler, correct or incorrect, is the thickness in the radius/ulna and humerus. When making an evaluation, the dog is presented “head on” so that the full width of the chest (from East to West) can be seen. If a numerical evaluation for the  thickness of the bones is desired, it is measured by using a tape measure and wrapping it around the circumference of the pastern. Here is where the least amount of skin, muscle and tendon can be found.

Correct bone mass is correlated to the height. The taller the dog, the more bone mass it should possess, compared to dogs of lesser height. Additionally, bone mass should always be proportionate and balanced to the frame of the dog. “Out of balance” is not correct. Good examples of this are the extremes. They are exhibited when a tall dog possess long, fine bones of the radius/ulna and humerus, giving the appearance of spindles, or when a short dog possesses too strong bone mass appearing like “tree trunks”. These dogs are “out of balance”. The Rottweiler is not a St. Bernard or a Dobermann.

B. MUSCLE MASS

The general muscle mass should be substantial, well defined and in proportion to the frame of the dog so that it exudes strength, masculinity and athleticism. The muscles should be apparent, yet not overpowering, like the Bull and Pit Bull Terriers’. The muscle groups that comprise this “appearance” are the muscles of the front and rear assembly. 

In the front assembly, the muscles of the shoulders, the upper arm and forearm should be well developed and obvious. These muscle groups are the Deltoids, Biceps, Triceps and the Extensor muscles of the radius/ulna. In the rear assembly, the muscles of the Gluteus and Biceps Femoris should be well developed and defined. Viewing the rear muscles from the back, the depth and width of the Biceps Femoris and Gluteus should be full, supporting the Femur (see Fig.2). Here is where all forward locomotion begins.


C. THE CORRELATION OF MUSCLE AND BONE


With human body-building, the muscles can be developed, shaped and improved, with discipline, hard work, good nutrition and much sweat. However, improvement has limits, since body-building is dependent upon the size, mass of the muscle groups and bone substance. In essence, “you are what you 
inherited”. The thin framed, fine boned man or woman will always work harder and strain longer to build bulk and definition in the muscle tissue. With this body type, a major factor is bone mass! Strong bone mass is supported by thick muscles. The same principles hold true for the Rottweiler. 

Dogs and bitches that are fine boned possess muscles, which are light in their mass and often show little or no definition. This type, will always work very hard to make strides improving and developing what it inherited from the pedigree. Conversely, there are those dogs/bitches, which impress us with their natural well-developed musculature and powerful bone mass. Their musculature is correlated 
to their robust bone mass.

BREED TYPE IS A STEPCHILD 


gesa_von_der_scherauWhy is the great majority of Rottweilers here in the states, (especially in the show ring), not uniformly masculine in type with powerful muscle and bones, which is specified in the standard? Why have they become slight in bone, shallow in substance, and soft in appearance? The answer is breed type has become a stepchild.

In the US, the accent is on the best possible construction demonstrated by superior gait. Those dogs, which display this attribute, are the ones that win in the show-ring. Placing the accent on this attribute is both good and problematic. It is good since all concerned breeders have this as one of  their goals in mind when planning their next litter. Sound construction, in accordance with the breed standard is essential. All exhibitors want to win in the show-ring; therefore, many breeders make superior gait their only goal. With this as their prime directive, many breeders have made a detrimental detour; they traded breed type for locomotion. This is problematic.

Often, at ringside, filou_vom_rauberwegone can hear spectators and breeders alike say, “Oh that dog moved beautifully with great reach and drive”, “It was well put together.” Yes, that could be said however, the dog looked more like a Doberman than a Rottweiler. Excellent construction with outstanding gait is not breed type. These two attributes are separate entities in a breeding program and are not mutually interchangeable or should be misconstrued for breed type. 

Over the years, the masculinity of the Rottweiler, here in the states, has slowly eroded. Its masculine power and substance, clearly specified in the standard, has been oozing away. Spindly, fine bones with narrow long muzzles and smooth body lines have replaced broad top skulls, wide, short muzzles and powerful bones and muscles. Working character has also eroded and replaced with many Rottweilers that are akino_von_der_lauterbruckeshy and lack confidence in their temperament. This is a negative and detrimental trend. Once set in motion, it is extremely difficult to reverse. One only has to see our European and International counterparts by comparison to understand the differences in breed type and working temperament. In the international community, the accent is placed on breed type and working temperament.

Some would argue there is nothing to improve. All is well within the Rottweiler and breed type is where it should be. That is a myopic view. It is valuable and healthy for all concerned to step “out of the trenches” and obtain an international perspective by making comparisons with our domestic breeding program and our international counterparts. Exchanging ideas and methods to improve genetics and techniques will benefit all. Additionally, it is extremely important to promote and make available more breed seminars in all Rottweiler clubs. There, is where real progress is achievable in an open dialog exchanging opinions and ideas. The benefactor of this is the Rottweiler.

 

References
Fiftieth Anniversary of the Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub, Powerhorn Press, 1978
American Rottweiler Club Standard, May 1990
Dog Anatomy-Illustrated, Way Robert VMD, MS Dreenan Press 1974
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THE LIFECYCLE OF THE ROTTWEILER BREEDERS
THE LIFECYCLE OF THE DOG FANCIER

By Keith Twineham


The lifecycle of the ROTTWEILER BREEDERS - dog fancier is based on personal observations and beliefs. It is not to say that this work is not applicable to the way things are, but it is not necessarily, in any way, real or intended to depict any person. My belief is that the maturation of a ROTTWEILER BREEDER - dog fancier from their earliest start through their life in dogs can be divided into four distinct phases of development. These are: The Novice, the Expert, the Student, and the Master. Or, as I like to put it "The novice becomes the expert, the expert becomes the student, and finally, maybe, the student becomes the master."

PHASE 1 : THE NOVICE.
Everyone has been here. This is where we all started. We obtained  our first purebred dog, and have decided to do something with it. What exactly, we don't know. So, we go to a dog show. This looks like fun. "My breeder sold me this show puppy, and by golly, I'm going to go out in the world and show everyone what a great dog I have". Showing looks easy, anyone can do it. Does this sound familiar? How do you recognize the Novice? The Novice is the person with the armband on the wrong arm, the person standing by the entrance to the ring while the steward calls their number over and over, or the person trying desperately to stack an untrained dog, unknowing that the judge has motioned them to move out repeatedly. Finally, the person behind them tells them to move. This and many other traits identify the Novice. Gradually, the Novice starts to get the hang of it. They develop
coordination and confidence. Through training and practice, through stumble and fall, they progress. Maybe they finish a dog, maybe not. They usually have a litter in this time, so that they can refer to
themselves as being "a Breeder". As this phase only lasts a year or two, most people make it through
this phase. Finally, they reach a point where they think they know everything about the dog fancy. They now progress to the second phase of development, that of the Expert. Little do they know how little they really know! Making the transition to the Expert phase is not a specific point in time defined by either the person or of other persons. It just sort of occurs.

PHASE 2 : THE EXPERT.
This second phase of development, that of the Expert, is marked by various traits. Since this "instant expert", or as they are sometimes known "the two year wonders", know everything about dogs and exhibiting, they start to tell others how to handle their dogs. They start to critique dogs to others, even though the other person may know more than them. But, since they know it all, they think that they know better. They know everything about dogs in pedigrees. They can go on for hours about how this dog throws this or that. They tend to tell you everything that is wrong with a dog, not the good features. The average Expert stays in this phase for a few years. At the end of that time, at about five years total, one of two things occurs; either the person succumbs to the Five Year Burnout and leaves the fancy, or they realize that they don't know it all, and start to really seek out knowledge. Few people make it to this point, statistics say that most quit in this time. Transition to the next or Student phase is by a personal conscious decision. This decision, though not instantaneous, is one made by the person themselves, not by others. This is an important distinction. They now realize how little they really know, but have decided to learn more. It should be noted that my use of the term "Five Year Burnout" is to describe that period in time where a person may have faced adversity with a dog, faced failure of a dog to make it competitively, failure of a breeding, or they just get tired of it all. This is the time where most quit. They are unable or unwilling, to hang in there through the tough times. They think everything is unfair or stacked against them. They just give up and quit.

PHASE 3 : THE STUDENT.
This phase, the Student phase, is without doubt the most important developmental period in the lifecycle of a truly devoted, long term dog fancier. It is not only critical to the fancier, it is necessary to the long term health and vitality of every breed. These people are the true "Seekers of Knowledge" with regards to a given breed. How do you recognize this stage in a fancier? These are the fanciers who branch out into other aspects of the breed and their inherent abilities. They accept other points of view without trying to disprove any alternate idea as it relates to the breed involved. They go out of their way to attend seminars and meetings to discuss the present and future of the breed. These people don't spout information like cannon fodder, yet are there with solid information when questioned. They typically may offer multiple suggestions for resolution of a particular problem, not a 'single hard solution'. They know that a particular problem may have many solutions, all of which may be valid. These are the people that sit quietly by ringside, observing, but not gathering a crowd in the process, while still willing to give opinions if asked. They tend to try and see good features in individual dogs, while still maintaining an intolerance for features or problems that will damage the long term health and uniqueness of the breed. People that have made the transition to this phase of development are truly here for the long run. They know that ups and downs, good times and bad, are part of life with dogs. This phase can last a lifetime, as can learning as much as possible about any subject. They know there is always more to learn. They know that no person can know everything there is to know about their breed. Finally, the transition to the fourth and final stage occurs to a select few Students who have reached a level of knowledge that makes them stand above other students. They are the persons whose opinions are actively sought after. An individual does not make the transition to the Master phase, the fancy itself elevates this person to this peak of participation in a breed. One can not elevate ones self to this final phase.

PHASE 4 : THE MASTER.
This Master phase is critical to the breed and to the development of Students of a breed. These are the "Keepers of the Flame of Knowledge concerning a breed". The duty of a Master is to hold and impart knowledge to others. The true Master does this freely and without reservation. They are typically, the most sought after judges of a breed, because fanciers hold them in high esteem. Their opinions and actions can directly affect the breed, therefore they are the most diligent with regards to their affect on the future of a breed. They, themselves, are constantly learning more as they help to move a breed into the future. They know what needs to be known, but always strive for more. The Master phase lasts for life, these individuals will stay with the breed for a lifetime.

CONCLUSION:
The Four Phases described above boil down to the following: A person arrives on the scene without knowledge (the Novice). After a short period of time learning the basics of the fancy and the breed, they by nature, transition to the stage where they think they now know it all (the Expert). If the person then stays with the fancy through thick and thin, they begin to realize that they need more knowledge. They make a personal decision to not espouse themselves as experts, but rather they begin to truly learn. They set out on a lifetime search for knowledge (the Student). Finally, after a long period of knowledge gathering, a very select few begin to be approached for their knowledge. Students seek them out for advice and information. The fancy and other Students of a breed elevate this individual to Master status, as they, themselves cannot do so. Remember this: We all started as a Novice, and shortly became an instant Expert. Then, after facing adversity we made the decision to
become a Student, and finally, if our fellow fanciers seek us out for advice, we become a Master. I hope and pray that many people make it to, at least, the Student phase. A very few will become Masters, and the breed will not just survive adversity, but will flourish.

 

 

Inbreeding and linebreeding


What are inbreeding and linebreeding, and what effect do they have?

In genetic terminology, inbreeding is the breeding of two animals who are related to each other. In its opposite, outcrossing, the two parents are totally unrelated. Since all pure breeds of animal trace back to a relatively limited number of foundation dogs, all pure breeding is by this definition inbreeding, although the term is not generally used to refer to matings where a common ancestor does not occur behind sire and dam in a four or five generation pedigree.

Breeders of purebred livestock have introduced a term, linebreeding, to cover the milder forms of inbreeding. Exactly what the difference is between linebreeding and inbreeding tends to be defined differently for each species and often for each breed within the species. On this definition, inbreeding at its most restrictive applies to what would be considered unquestioned incest in human beings - parent to offspring or a mating between full siblings. Uncle-niece, aunt-nephew, half sibling matings, and first cousin matings are called inbreeding by some people and linebreeding by others.

What does inbreeding (in the genetic sense) do? Basically, it increase the probability that the two copies of any given gene will be identical and derived from the same ancestor. Technically, the animal is homozygous for that gene. The heterozygous animal has some differences in the two copies of the gene Remember that each animal (or plant, for that matter) has two copies of any given gene (two alleles at each locus, if you want to get technical), one derived from the father and one from the mother. If the father and mother are related, there is a chance that the two genes in the offspring are both identical copies contributed by the common ancestor. This is neither good nor bad in itself. Consider, for instance, the gene for PRA (progressive retinal atrophy), which causes progressive blindness. Carriers have normal vision, but if one is mated to another carrier, one in four of the puppies will have PRA and go blind. Inbreeding will increase both the number of affected dogs (bad) and the number of genetically normal dogs (good) at the expense of carriers. Inbreeding can thus bring these undesirable recessive genes to the surface, where they can be removed from the breeding pool.

Unfortunately, we cannot breed animals based on a single gene - the genes come as a package. We may inbreed and rigorously remove pups with PRA or even their parents and littermates from the breeding pool. But remember inbreeding tends to make all genes more homozygous. In at least one breed, an effort to remove the PRA-causing gene resulted in the surfacing of a completely different and previously unsuspected health problem. It is easier and faster to lose genes (sometimes very desirable genes) from the breeding pool when inbreeding is practiced than when a more open breeding system is used. In other words, inbreeding will tend to produce more nearly homozygous animals, but generally some of the homozygous pairs will be "good" and others will be "bad".

Furthermore, there may be genes where heterozygosity is an advantage. There are several variant hemoglobin types in human beings, for instance, where one homozygote suffers from some type of illness, the other homozygote is vulnerable to malaria, and the heterozygote is generally malaria-resistant with little or no negative health impacts from a single copy of the non-standard hemoglobin gene. A more widespread case is the so-called major histocompatibility complex (MHC), a group of genes where heterozygosity seems to improve disease resistance.

Is there a way of measuring inbreeding? Wright developed what is called the inbreeding coefficient. This is related to the probability that both copies of any given gene are derived from the same ancestor. A cold outcross (in dogs, probably a first-generation cross between two purebreds of different, unrelated breeds would be the best approximation) would have an inbreeding coefficient of 0. Note that this dog would not be heterozygous at every locus. There are genes shared with every multicellular organism, genes shared with all animals, genes shared with all animals with backbones, genes shared with all four-limbed animals (including most fish and all amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) and with all mammals. Although the DNA might differ slightly, the proteins produced would be functionally the same. Further, the chances are that our dogs with inbreeding coefficient = 0 would still be homozygous for some genes shared by all dogs. The inbreeding coefficient thus specifically refers to those genes that are variable (more than one possible form) in the species and even the breed being considered.

An inbreeding coefficient of 1 (rare in mammals) would result if the only matings practiced over many generations were between full brother and full sister.

The figure shows how the inbreeding coefficient chages with generations of brother-sister matings. As a general rule, this type of mating in domestic animals cannot be kept up beyond 8-10 generations, as by that time the rate of breeding success is very low. However, the rare survivors may go on to found genetically uniform populations.

This has been done in laboratory rodents, producing inbred strains of mice and rats so similar genetically that they easily tolerate skin or organ grafts from other animals from the same inbred strain. However, the process of inbreeding used to create these strains generally results in loss of fertility (first seen in these mammals as a reduction in litter size) which actually kills off the majority of the strains between 8 and 12 generations of this extent of inbreeding. A handful of the initial strains survive this bottleneck, and these are the inbred laboratory strains. However, very little selection other than for viability and fertility is possible during this process. You wind up with animals homozygous for a more or less random selection of whatever genes happened to be in the strains that survived, all of which derive from the parents of the initial pair.

Note that two very inbred parents can produce offspring that have very low inbreeding coefficients if the inbred parents do not have ancestors in common. This, however, assumes that mates are available who are not strongly inbred on a common ancestor. If the parents are related to each other, their own inbreeding coefficients will indeed increase the inbreeding coefficients of their offspring. The critical factor is the coefficient of kinship, which is the inbreeding coefficient of a hypothetical offspring of the two individuals.

Inbreeding has become an important consideration for wildlife conservationists. Many wild populations are in danger of extinction due to some combination of habitat destruction and hunting of the animals, either to protect humans or because the animal parts are considered valuable. (Examples are ivory, rhinorcerus horn, and infant apes for the pet trade, as well as meat hunting.) For some of these animals the only real hope of survival is captive breeding programs. But the number of animals available in such captive breeding programs, especially at a single zoo, is often limited. Biologists are concerned that the resulting inbred populations would not have all of the genes found in the wild populations, and thus lose some flexibility in responding to change. In reaction to this threat they have developed networks such that animals can be exchanged among captive breeding poplulations in such a way as to minimize the overall inbreeding of the captive population. The idea is to select pairs in such a way that the inbreeding coefficient of the offspring is kept as low as possible.

Most elementary genetics books have instructions for calculating the inbreeding coefficient from the pedigree. (For more information, see Dr. Armstrong's site, Significant Relationships.) However, these procedures have two major limitations. First, they are not really designed for cases where there are multiple common ancestors, though they can be used separately for each common ancestor and the results added. Second, they become impossibly complex as the length of the pedigree increases. It is by no means uncommon in dogs, for instance, to have pedigrees which can be researched in the AKC stud book and the KC Gazette and which go back to foundation dogs born around the turn of the century - perhaps 30 or even 40 generations earlier. With this type of long pedigree, foundation animals may appear a million times or more in the pedigree.

With this in mind, a computer program called GENES was developed by Dr. Robert Lacy for the calculation of the inbreeding coefficient, kinship coefficients among animals in the breeding pool, percent contributions of varying founding ancestors, and related output, assuming full pedigrees to the foundation stock were available for all animals currently in the breeding population. For captive breeding populations, the less inbreeding the better, and this is the way the program is used.

In purebred livestock the situtation is a little different - we want homozygosity for those genes which create a desirable similarity to the breed standard. Wright's defense of inbreeding was based on this fact. However, inbreeding tends to remove those heterozygotes which are beneficial (e.g., the MHC) as well as increasing undesirable as well as desirable homozygotes. The practice is most dangerous in the potential increase of homozygous health problems which are not obvious on inspection, but which shorten the life span or decrease the quality of life for the animal.

I do not at the present time have other dog breeds for comparison, but I recently submitted a Shetland Sheepdog pedigree database to Dr. Armstrong for calculation of true inbreeding coefficients. This database was based on full pedigrees of all AKC Shetland Sheepdogs that had sired 10 or more breed champions (males) or produced 5 or more (females.) These top producing animals were set up as the current living population (a somewhat artifial assumption, as the dogs involved where whelped from 1930 to after 1990.) I would love to see some comparisons with other breeds.

 

 


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All of our dogs are ADRK Pink Papered German Imports that all have their schutzhund titles and breed test and have been proven to worthy of the opportunity to be bred. We at vom Aztlan take great pride in competing with our German Rottweilers. In the same way we look the character and temperament of our dogs, keeping a balance between disposal and attitude to work, and the nobility with other persons and dogs. We plan our breeding with dogs, with the least amount of mistakes and problems of genetic transmission as eyes clear, hip problems, teeth, take care not detail such mistakes in our dogs.VAR Rottweiler is a small kennel, we are a family devoted to the breeding of selected this beautiful breed, The rottweiler. Enter your 5 digit US Zip code or your 6-character Canadian Postal Code.

Colors: Black with clearly defined tan or deep brown markings. This is not a dog for inexperienced owners. Be aware that they have a tendency to become loyal to one person. They are effective guard dogs and will defend their family and property to the end. As a working dog, Rottweilers appear to enjoy herding, obedience competitions, tracking, search and rescue or just retrieving the newspaper.

Their build is one of great strength, agility and endurance. Description: The Rottweiler is a medium-large, robust, powerful dog requiring firm handling and careful training. Raised with much care and attention in the state of Wisconsin. Puppies are ready now for new loving homes. Nancy Schomberg - Breeder of Rottweiler Dogs- AKC registered from OFA bloodlines, great personalities - Over 16 years breeding experience. Located in the state of West Virginia. ALL sold check back later for next litter information. Located in the state of Pennsylvania. Current vaccinations and health guarantee. Family raised and well socialized with children.

First shots and health guaranteed. David Glick - ACA Registered Rottweiler Puppies For Sale - Parents have good temperament and are great with children. Located in the state of North Carolina. Ready now for new loving homes. Raised with lots of loving care and attention. Chi Chi or Ray Mikesell - AKC registered Rottweiler puppies for sale - Current shots and health guaranteed; great temperaments. Emily Wester - Countryside Rottweilers of North Carolina - Breeders of well socialized puppies for sale - If you are searching for a quality puppy with very good temperament, impressive pedigree, loved and socialized, you have come to the right place. Bred for quality and temperament. Raised with lots of love and attention.

World Class Rottweilers - Rottweiler puppies for sale. Well socialized with children and other pets. Bred for temperament in a loving environment. Both have proven themselves as companions.- AKC Rottweiler puppies Both parents are bred for strength and loyalty. Please check back later for next litter information. Breeder of AKC registered Rottweilers puppies for sale in California and professionally trained family protection dogs Located in Southern California. Please tell the Rottweiler dog breeders with puppies for sale that you found them on BreedersClub.net.

Rottweiler dog breeders are listed below alphabetically by state / city. CWRC Independent Sieger Show 2008 Show Photo's November 22nd - 23rd, 2008 Chester, SC Hosted by: Carolina Working Rottweiler Club Judges: Dirk Vandecasteele and Kathleen Vos Vandecasteele, FCI Belgium. rottweilers, rottweiler puppies, german rottweiler puppies, rottweilers Judges pictures for class placements 1-4 are within each class gallery. Pictures taken at the 2 day event can be purchased on CD using PayPal. Show results will be listed on individual gallery pages. Below you will find upcoming sieger show events and rottweiler show photography. Have you contacted a rottweiler breeder through their website and what transpired next was fraud. The American Kennel Club can tell you whether a breeder is in good standing, on review or has been suspended.

There have been several well known rottweiler breeders put on review and/or suspended from AKC in 2007 and 2008. One thing they have neglected to do is contact AKC. We have many people contact us that have done all kinds of homework on rottweilers and rottweiler breeders. We do occasionally have rottweiler youth and adult dogs for sale. All of our rottweilers are AKC registered. Once you enter our site you will find show results, health certifications, pedigree's and pictures of our rottweilers and their offspring.

We compete with our dogs in German and European style shows and occasionally in AKC. We feel the complete rottweiler is to be well socialized, balanced, to have correct temperament, conformation and working drives. Our children also take part in training and showing our dogs. All of our dogs are a part of our family and socialized everyday. We enjoy the sport of Schutzhund and the challenge and bond it brings between handler and dog. We are dedicated to preserving the breed and are code of Ethics Rottweiler Breeders. Our Rottweilers have some of the best Champion bloodlines from Germany, Europe and Yugoslavia. We are Rottweiler Breederslocated in the Tri-state area of Kentucky , Ohio and Indiana. Photos of Puppies and Dogs, thousands of photos of purebred puppies and dogs. NEW Dog Breed Profiles of over 330 Breeds - we are updating our profiles and adding new breeds.

Thousands of Puppies For Sale from dog breeders in your area. Champion sired puppies available now. All of our breeding dogs have their health clearances before being put into our program. Misjef Rottweilers strives to produce stable happy family dogs as well as your next conformation, obedience, or agility dog.

Frozen semen/sperm available for shipping. Hip/health guarantee with pups, free re-breed with stud service if two live pups are not produced from first breeding. Stud service available from two top quality males. Family raised, family loving loyal temperaments. Contact us for more info. All puppies are registered, up to date on shots and wormer and are health guaranteed. Written health and hip guarantee. World Class European bloodlines, Outstanding temperament, Huge heads and more. Powerful, Gentle, Intelligent and Beautiful from the finest bloodlines Europe has to offer. Find purebred puppiesfrom our listings submitted by private dog breeders in your area.

Before buying your new Rottweiler puppy, watch this Rottweiler DVD. Our stud dogs are used through out the world and it is common to see other breeders advertising their litters. It has come to our attention that our dogs pictures are being stolen off our web site and are being displayed under false representation. Also Check out our upcoming litter.

Or scroll down the page to enter our website. Welcome to logo Our website is best viewed with the Flash Player Plugin. German Rottweiler Breeders with Rottweiler puppies for sale now. We now accept both MasterCard and Visa for your convenience.

All of our offspring come with lifetime breeder support. We only breed Rottweilers which have been evaluated by the OFA, OVC, Penn Hip or equivalent to have a Good or Excellent hip configuration and our Rottweiler puppies are backed by our written puppy guarantee. View an example of our Rottweiler puppies here. Our breeding program is consistently producing Rottweilers with the extraordinary heads that we all so desire in the Rottweiler. Today we are one of only a few breeders shipping our females to Europe for breeding with the top Rottweiler studs in Germany. Recently, we made one of only a few dual-sire breedings ever in the Rottweiler breed. You may easily see through our past and planned breedings that convenience and expense are not the criteria by which we base our breeding program.

We breed first for our next show dog to campaign and any extra Rottweiler puppies will be placed in show or loving pet homes. We work very hard to improve the quality of our dogs with each and every breeding. We have dedicated ourselves to raising and showing healthy dogs that approach the level of perfection prescribed by the ARDK Rottweiler breed standard. Accordingly, we have sought out the highest quality females available both here stateside and from top European Rottweiler kennels. We are firm believers that the heart and soul of a breeding program lies in the females. Rottweiler puppies for sale now.

Our kennel breeds only very select Rottweilers of substantial merit to produce extremely high quality puppiesthat will hopefully mature to adult dogs capable of competing in any venue World Wide. For this reason, we concentrate our breeding on German Rottweiler genetics. We believe Rottweilers are not complete without working ability. Visit our males for Rottweiler stud service. We have Rottweiler puppies and dogs for available to show, schutzhund, guarding and family companion homes. Breeding for the discriminating buyer that seeks only the best German bred Rottweilers. Vom Aztaln German Rottweiler breeder offer German Rottweiler puppies for sale, Rottweiler puppy and Rottweiler dog importing. Rottweilers and Rottweiler puppies for sale. German rottweiler puppies for sale.

Breeding Rottweiler puppies with only the best German bred Rottweilers. Rottweiler breeders with German Rottweiler puppies and German Rottweilers for sale, Rottweiler stud service. We also off Rottweiler stud service by both fresh chilled and frozen. We offer breeding to our Rottweiler studs by live breeding.

German Rottweiler breeder with puppies for show, schutzhund, and companion.  Vom Aztlan Rottweilers - German Rottweiler breeder, Rottweiler puppies. Please research before you buy. Most do not they breed European and/or American lines with a few German dogs scattered in the pedigree.

In addition, beware of breeders in the US who tell you they breed German Rottweilers. Many European breeders are no better than Americas backyard breeders. Most European countries do not have required breeding standards; hence, their breeding programs are inferior to German bred Rottweilers. Only German born dogs have been bred by the strictest standards in the world. Remember that many breeders will tell you that European Rottweilers or European bloodlines are the same or equal to German bred Rottweilers. The correct temperament of a Rottweiler. TheGerman bred Rottweiler has very high drives , is very intelligent , and is very athletic and muscular. The other reason is because they haven't been in the breeding of Rottweilers for very long. This is were you get the true and complete Rottweiler. Our females are always bred to Rottweiler imports.

We only deal with the best Imported European lines. Vom Aztlan Rottweilers we have been exclusively Rottweilers since 1992. Memoriesof our past Rottweilers, letters from customers, Frequently Asked Questions, and a links page to other Rottweiler related sites, we also have our puppies contract online. You can see young Rottweilers on the for sale page. Vom Aztlan German bred Rottweiler puppies for sale. We have from our imports German Rottweiler puppies for sale,and from our Rottweiler kennel lines. Offering the best working, and show, German bred Rottweiler puppies for sale to the world, since 1989. Do you need a Rottweiler breeder in Massachsetts, Indiana, Washington, Tennessee or Missouri.

How about Pennsyvania or Ohio. Looking for a Rottweiler breeder in California. How do you select your purebred Rottweiler pup. Where can you find the Rottweiler dog and breeder you want. Will it be the right dog breed selection for your family. Have you thought out if you really want a purebred Rottweiler puppy. Find purebred Rottweiler breeders nearest you, fast and free. Fetch your purebred Rottweiler information right now. Learn the information you need to know about the Rottweiler , get descriptions, breed traits, articles and Rottweiler pictures.

If you're searching for information on the Rottweiler or if you want to know if a Rottweiler puppy is right for your family - you've sniffed out the right site. Breeders.NET is your comprehensive web resource for Rottweiler listings, kennels, puppies, adult dogs, information and pictures. Finding new Rottweiler puppies just got a little easier. Access your current listing to modify, renew or delete it. Register for a listing on breeders.NET today.

Rottweiler dog breeders and dog kennels. Register your Rottweiler kennel to be included in the Breeders.NET directory. However, this checklist will give you the insite to you make sure you get your puppy or dog from someone reputable. The dog breeders listed in our dog breeders directory must adhere to a strict code of ethics. Checklist to evalulate a Rottweiler breeder. Have questions about breeder warning signs you should look out for, wondering if you should get an adult or puppy. How to find a Rottweiler. To be the best caregiver and puppy owner you can, take the time to learn about the Rottweiler breed before you find a breeder. Find up to date articles and stories from other owners. Rottweiler guides are your source for Rottweiler photos, profiles and information about the Rottweiler breed.

Rottweiler Breed Information photos, articles and guides. Find Rottweiler puppies for sale nearest you by zip and postal code. Search our FREE Rottweiler breeders directory, the largest breeder directory in the United States and Canada. Rottweiler breeders and puppies for sale. Learn about our current and upcoming litters of German Rottweiler puppies. Your PrinceHaus puppy will be a well-adjusted, healthy companion for life. Our state-of-the-art facility was custom designed to provide maximum comfort and safety for the dogs with: o Heated kennels and dog houses o Fully lit training field o Climate controlled whelping room with air purifiers o Fiberglass whelping boxes made to our specifications o Baby/Puppy incubators o Hospital standards of cleanliness All these factors contribute to German Rottweiler puppies with superior genetics, outstanding temperaments and proper socialization.

Dogs fed a specialized diet which includes various raw meat products. Dogs kept in top condition with a training program that challenges them physically and mentally. German Rottweiler puppies socialized with regular contact from children, adults and other animals. Females bred only to world-class stud dogs with superior temperaments and conformation. Rottweilers with many show and working titles. Breeding stock certified free of hip and elbow dysplasia.

Some of the best German Rottweiler bloodlines in the world. Because matching you up with the right Rottweiler puppy ensures you are happy and excited about the adventure you're embarking upon together. We insist on speaking with you personally about our dogs. At PrinceHaus Rottweilers, we treat our interactions with you as part of an ongoing relationship, not just a sales transaction. So, start by selecting a German Rottweiler breeder with a deep commitment to the breed and to customer service. We've also have an adult pet quality Rotweiler female from Slovenia that we imported and she's for sale on our Youth and Adult Rottweilers For Sale Page. We have two upcoming Rottweiler litters for sale. We hope you'll enjoy your visit and stop back by soon as we are always adding new pictures of our adults and Rottweiler puppies and information and articles about the breed.

We breed Rottweilers that can live in any home and competitively compete and campaign at shows and working fields here, in Europe, and the world. All older Rottweilers and Rottweiler puppies from this kennel are well socialized and raised inside the home. We are a code of ethics breeder and all older Rottweilers and Rottweiler puppies sold from our kennel receive hip and health guarantees and a lifetime of breeder support. We started in Rottweilers in 1979 and began breeding about 10 years later.

vom Aztlan Rottweilers kennel name is registered with the American Kennel Club. We are located in Southern California in a small town called Whittier and our home is situated in the middle of an acre. We are members of the Southern California Rottweiler Klub and we show Rottweilers in mostly European or German style shows and in the International All Breed Canine Association of America. The goals we strive for are to follow the FCI Rottweiler breed standard used by the ADRK in Germany, except that we do dock puppies tails. The results of such pairings can be seen in the consistently high quality Rottweiler puppy offspring we've produced and these puppies also have extraordinary breed type as well as sound minds and bodies. We often go to other outside kennels for breedings to stud dogs because convenience doesn't produce quality and we breed only for the improvement of the Rottweiler breed as a whole and therefore choose studs for females very selectively, often using the best bloodlines Europe and Germany have to offer.

Breeding strong masculine female Rottweilers produces the best breed type in puppies. The foundation female Rottweilers we use are the focus of our kennel and we seek out the highest quality females bred from our own breeding program and also the best Rottweilers that the top European and German kennels have to offer. At our kennel we breed only Rottweilers of substance, bone, and extremely typey heads. Our Rottweilers are primarily family companions with excellent guarding ability instincts. As Rottweiler breeders, we breed for only the best quality champions and schutzhund but occasionally can offer pet quality Rottweiler puppies. The male Rottweilers we use for stud service also offer the highest quality temperament and working ability and pass that on to their puppies.

It's always better to get recommendations and not assume. Sometimes there are big pitfalls and huge losses and expenditures. When looking for a Rottweiler dog for your family we highly recommend you only purchase from reputable breeders and know the lines you're buying from. We are proud to offer excellent working and show conformation Rottweilers who excel in just about everything from therapy work, search and rescue, tracking, hunting, dock dog competition, obedience trials, agility trials, service dogs, herding, Schutzhund, protection, flyball, carting, weight pulling dogs, jumping competition dogs, and of course show dogs, to name a few, but the thing they do best is to be your companion dog. When you consider that you get back good interest on the investment of time you give to one of these dogs, a Rottweiler is a most rewarding and satisfying canine to have around. A dog such as a Rottweiler contributes loyalty to the relationship he has with you, among other things, and in return he deserves the same from you. Raising Rottweilers with excellent care can give you a dozen or so years with your dog. These dogs are calm, trainable, protective, courageous and devoted to their owners and family. All adult Rottweilers and Rottweiler puppies possess sound temperaments, healthy powerful bodies, excellent massive bone structure, working ability, and extremely high intelligence that we use.

We breed Rottweilers with famous German pedigrees and lines and also offer German and European Rottweiler puppies for sale. Welcome to the internet home of vom Aztlan Rottweilers. Our new adult import male Rottweiler from Germany.

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The line of NORIS VOM GRUNTENBLICK has  three main branches. Representatives of each one differs from one another. There are three sons and grandsons of JACKOMO VON DER BLEICHSTRASSE,  KING VOM SCHWAIGER WAPPEN, and  HAKIM VOM BRUNNENWEIBLE.


NORIS VOM GRUNTENBLICK

(Falco vom Gruntenblick x Addi vom Herrenholz)


JACKOMO VD  BLEICHSTRASSE
(Bea von der Bleichstarsse)

 

 

 

 

 

BALOU VOM SILBERBLICK
(Afra vom Bevertal)

 

 

 

 

AMBASSADOR  VOM SHAMBALA
(Cleopatra vom Hammerbachtal)

 

 

 

 

PIT VOM HIRTENPLATZ
(Maxi vom Hirtenplatz)

 

 

 


FLEGEL VOM TEGLER FLIESS

(Vetzi vom Wolfert Turm)

 

 

 


YANKEE VOM KRIEGSDAM

(Mira von der Ringmauer)

 

 

 


CHARLS VOM HAUSE NEUBRAND

(Sidney vom Hause Neubrand)

 

 

 


GEORGE VOM HAUSE NEUBRAND

(Farina vom Gruntenblick)

 

 


TOUGH VOM HAUSE NEUBRAND
(Zenzi vom Hause Neubrand)

 

 

 


JUMBO VOM KUMMELSEE
(Wespe vom Kummelsee)

 

 

 

 


BARON VON DER BODEBRUCKE

(Pia vom Spitzbubenberg)

 

 

 


VICO VOM KRESSBACH

(Luna vom Kressbach)

 

 

HASSAN MARKGRAFLERLAND
(Andra Markgraflerland)

 

 

 


ODO VOM FLEISCHER

(Cleo vom Spokenkieker)

 

 

 

 

BRONKO VOM WACHBERG
(Wendy vom Wachberg)

 

 

FANTO VOM KUMMELSEE
(Odessa vom Schwaiger Wappen)

 

 

 

 

NORIS VOM EDELSTEIN
(Boa vom Bonzi Star)

 

 

GERO VON DEN HASSBERGHOHEN
(Espe vom Obergrombacher Schloss)

 

 

 

 

IVES VOM HAUSE NEUBRAND

(Oxana vom Hause Neubrand)

 

VICO VON DER FLUGSCHNEISE
(Toxi von der Flugschneise)

 

 

 

 

MUCK VON DER SCHERAU
(Gesa von der Scherau)

 

 

 


MORRO VON DER SCHERAU

(Gesa von der Scherau)

 

 

 


YOY VON DER CROSSENER RANCH

(Uschi vom Weissen Schwan)

 

 

 


XAVER VOM HAUSE RUMPEL
(Tessa vom hause Rumpel)

 

 

 

 

 

HAKIM VOM BRUNNENWEIBLE
(Farah von Burgthann)

 

 

 

 

 

QUANTAS VOM JAGERSBURGER FORST
(Lexa vom Schwaiger Wappen)

 

 

 


AYK VON BICKESHEIM

(Sina von Bickesheim)

 

 

KING VOM SCHWAIGER WAPPEN
(Rena vom Schwaiger Wappen)

 

 

 

 

 

YORK SALAMENDERTAL
(Taiga vom Salamendertal)

 

 

 


ETZEL VOM SCHWAIGER RATHAUS

(Cleo vom Schwaiger Wappen)