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Booker
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Apr 9, 2004, 12:45 AM

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Hi, I would like to take this opportunity to talk about Rottweiler breed in our country.ROTTWEILER is always defined as a very dangerous dog in Malaysia.However,since so many years passes, it is hardly for me to really READ or SEE any news that Rottweiler attack ppl again, after the sad incident years back. For me,there is always some bad dogs out of the breed,same as us,human.I own a female rott and she is now 8 months old and she is such a nice dog I can say.This is because I socialise her oftenly and train her since her puppy age. I'm also see a lot of imported rott from many kennels,where non of their rottweiler actually showing me an "ANGRY" face......[:)] All of them allows me to touch them without any prob. IMO,most of the incident happen due to the irresposible owner, and I really hope that if the owner really couldn't handle this giant breed, they should just go for some other breeds which require lesser training.Rottweiler is such a robust dog which really require a lot of OB training at their younger age.After that,they will be one of your best partner in life.
I really wish to share some opinions out there and tells the ppl that rottweiler is not a dangerous dog if you are willing to spend times with them.


chilimson
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Apr 11, 2004, 2:09 AM

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This is the tragedy for most breed when they become too popular, and start "printing" money for irresponsible people. I guess the most important thing to do now is to slowing promote this great breed, and make sure that people are educated on what this is breed is all about. Need to make sure that people understand that they must have the responsibility of socializing and training them. Do not want to make this into a moral debate, but more of educational need for the public.

If the Rottweiler lovers fail to correct the adverse perception, then I think it will be a great mistake for allowing this breed to join the dinos! Mad

I think there will always be exception, and it is important for people to realise such exception and take responsibility in correcting them. Let's get more Rottweiler lovers to do their bit in sharing their experiences.Sly


Polluxx
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Apr 13, 2004, 4:49 AM

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Hi guys,

Yes , it will be a real pity to see such luv'able & loyal breed go the way of "dino" . . . ! ! Frown

but ....hey ! , that where tis forum comes in to inform & educate so that tis wonderful breed & many others will not be misunderstood by the general public . . . . ! !


Therefore more rottweiler luvers on board should come forward to share their wonderful experience ....



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and start "printing" money for irresponsible people.
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Sadly . . tis sad state of affair is very much true over here nowadays . . .esp when it comes to rottie, let me quote what the founder of GSD, Capt Max has to say on such situation likened to what has happenend then to the GSD (very much still happening now . . . unfortunately ....)

'The dog bred as a business is no longer bred for his service to the breed, but for his market value. The direction of the breed then is dictated by the desires of the market, usually Novices to the breed, who knows nor cares (nothing) of the weal and woes of the breed, . . . . . . . . .''


'The Internationalism of The Big Bank Balance has been the downfall of the Shepherd Dog."



Such breeders who only breed out greed will not care nor take upon themselves to understand the complexities of temperament, therefore chances of getting a puppy who are of weak nerve & unstable temperament are very high......Unsure

. . . . . . such irresponsible breeding by this ppl . . .need to be brought to attention & be put to a stop ! ! Mad






"Show me your dog and I'll tell you what manner of man you are."
(GSD Founder - Capt Max V Stephanitz)


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liswarhol
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Apr 13, 2004, 10:50 PM

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hi

first of all, thanks for a great write up on rotties... it's my pleasure to finally join a thread regarding rotts.

ok, let me intro us.......am lisa and my lil pug babe's hiley...and i have a rottie call ruby...who's staying with my dad cos she can't fit into my condo. my dad used to own few more but we have to sell them cos too many to handle....but all of them are lovely.

i believe that rott makes a very good family dogs...they can guard and really nice to people that they fond of. don't think they'll simply bite people for no reasons. it's not fair how the media projected them to the public after few cases. there's no bad breed...just bad breeders or owner.

cheersWink
cheers : lisa,hiley & jadite

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Polluxx
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Apr 14, 2004, 4:55 AM

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Hi all,

I tot of sharing tis wonderful story abt a 'misunderstood' rottie as published in the 'The Rottweiler In Word & Picture' by ADRK E.V. Stuggart 1926

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Title :Saved From Death

In the city of M. I had ended my apprenticeship and now came to a cattle butcher in W. How great was my joy when, as I entered his house, a beautiful Rottweiler came up to me. That made me right at home. It was like a greeting from my father's house far away. Since I had left there, I had seldom seen a Rottweiler. In M. there weren't any of them at all - at most a Giant Schnauzer - but it was different in W. where every butcher owned a Rottweiler. The reason for this was not a knowledge of the breed, but rather the feeling that a Rottweiler too belonged in a butcher's family, the way people had always been used to. And it was that way at my employer's house. He too had been accustomed from childhood on to seeing a Rottweiler around the house.

Just having arrived, I asked my fellow apprentice about the Rottweiler. But in his opinion, "Spanner" was no good. "The only thing he can do is bark at people, so nobody dares come in the house." He wouldn't let anybody touch him and sullenly avoided all members of the household. Nevertheless my interest in the dog was there, and so I tried to make friends with him. But soon I had to go along with my co-worker's opinion. "Spanner" remained unreachable, an introverted good-for-nothing with whom no one could be on good terms.

One day I was supposed to fetch two calves from nearby N. Our horse was lame, so I knew I had my work ahead of me if I was to drive the two animals. I asked my employer if I could take Spanner with me. But my request was curtly denied. The dog would only inflict injuries, would bite the calves' legs, etc. However, I was not to be turned down so easily. If I couldn't do it one way, I'd try another. I turned to my employer's "better half" and she seemed to have more understanding. She thought it would do the dog good to get out, and so I got my way.

As I took the dog out of town, there appeared an unbounded joy such as I have never seen; the dog was transformed. I could do what I liked to him. I could hold him, pet him - he allowed anything. An hour before I would have considered it impossible.

So we arrived in N., where I looked up the agent who told me the name of the calves' owner. I went into the stall, tied the rope around the animal and pushed him in the usual way out the door, just as I had often seen it done at home. This was done so that the calf was pushed out backwards, so that the cow and calf could see each other. In the doorway, the baiting was supposed to begin. As soon as the command "Grab his nose!" was given, I would stand by the calf's hindquarters and the dog then had to grab the calf's muzzle. The calf then whips around in fear and looks to me for help from the dog. The dog then followed, always frightening the calf with more barking , while the latter willingly let himself be led. How great was my astonishment when, in this case, Spanner reacted to the command, although he was not trained, and that he did the work required of him.

The same scene was enacted on the second calf. The dog worked as though he had never done anything else. I put both calves in the courtyard in order to pay the agent the commission he had coming. He was completely beside himself. At lasy, he said, once again he had seen calf herding of the old school, it always used to be done that way, and my father must have been a butcher or a cattleman too.

As I went through the city with my calves and "my" Spanner drove them on, obeying every motion of my hand, my heart beat so fast I could hardly wait to show my employer the good qualities of the Rottweiler.

From that day on, Spanner was my constant companion. Even on Sundays he would not leave my side. The friendship was so great that my employer's wife often had a good laugh. Every ox from then on was fetched with Spanner - no shipment was carried out without him.

Once my employer bought a stubborn ox in Ch. He ordered me to use the greatest care in fetching him. In the beginning it went very well; from the dog's energetic running back and forth, the ox was so occupied that for a long time he found no opportunity to to play any tricks on me. We had gone along about an hour when the ox stopped short - jumping sideways and knocking me over was a matter of seconds. Realizing he was free, the ox leaped wildly about and ran off. When he finally slowed his pace a little, I crept up on him from behind. But when he saw me, he turned like lightning and rushed, bellowing wildly, toward me. I though my time had come, since no one was anywhere to be seen, who might somehow have helped. But then something happened that momentarily paralized me. My Spanner had immediately taken in the situation. He threw himself with unbelieveable force on the animal, grabbed his muzzle with a jerk and bit hard. He would not be shaken loose in spite of the tremendous efforts of the ox, who bellowed in pain like a lion. In the meantime I had recovered from my fright. I grabbed up the rope immediately. Only then did Spanner let go of the ox, who was trembling in every limb, and who would now let himself be led like a lamb. If Spanner had not come to my aid at the last moment, I would long ago been under the ground. I owe my life to Spanner.

And only now did my employer get a real idea of Spanner. Finally he saw in him a jewel, which from then on was highly valued.

When I left W. later on, parting was difficult, not from my employers, but from my beloved Spanner. In vain I begged my employer to let me have the Rottweiler for a nice sum of money, but he would not let him go at any price. So I had to leave, but such is life, that one has to part with that which he loves most.

What is most stiking about this Rottweiler is the psychological moment. How could such a good helper be made from a moody good-for-nothing, and that in the wave of a hand? All efforts to befriend the animal went astray. Why? Because the working instinct slumbering in the Rottweiler could not come into play. Only when the dog could work, when the purpose of his being was fulfilled for him, was he satisfied. And how touching is the greatful dependence he shows the person who satisfied that working instinct for the first time!

In my opinion, the Rottweiler, precisely because of his need for work, should not grow up in a kennel, because his instinct is not satisfied here. The more the Rottweiler is kept busy, the better his abilities will develop, for his whole being strives for work and action.


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"Show me your dog and I'll tell you what manner of man you are."
(GSD Founder - Capt Max V Stephanitz)


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chilimson
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Apr 14, 2004, 8:03 AM

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Hi Polluxx, it must have been a while since we have a chance to chit chat on the forum. Thanks for the great article. I think it rightfully describe the spirit of the Rottweiler, which is loyal and resolute!Sly I think there is more than just educating the public that is important, but rather it is important for breeders to consider undertaking the task breeding excellent TYPE of Rottweiler. However, it is too idealistic to imagine that the whole Rottweiler situation will change drastically. Personally, I think the situation in Germany is the result of similar negative outcome of its popularity, and thus a sharp correction by the ADRK to institute changes to hopefully save the breed. I honestly think that there is some success in Germany and Western European countries. However, I think the situation really got worst elsewhere, as the local controlling body have little influence over the breeding program. Therefore, the printing of money continues at the expense of the breed, as accidents and vicious Rottweiler attacks begining to force legislations and social hatred.

Well, I think the breeders of today, must take the resolute stand of improving the breed and not breed for money or for fun. This is true for every breed, then only will the future of each breed be preserve for future generations and not face the tragic extinction like the dinos!


Booker
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Apr 14, 2004, 6:17 PM

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Hi Polluxx,
Thank you so much for your valuable comments.Sometimes I was wondering what is the role of our local Kennal Association in controlling of the breeding program.For me, the registration of breeding is SOOO lenience. You just need to show both stud and bitch certificates to them within 7 days after the mating and the Association will then register the litter under that mate. My question is, if you are really a good friend of someone who own a champion dog and he is keen enough to borrow his stud dog to you or with minimum stud service fees, this means that even with poor nerve bitch you also can later advertise your litter with "Show Quality Puppy from Champion Father..."..bla bla bla. Is that really what we want? IMO some standard procedures should be implemented in controlling the quality of the rottweiler in our country. Before a breeder wish to breed their dog, the dog should at least pass some examination which is required from the Association, both Physical and Sychological, to make sure the dog is fit/suitable enough to breed. I understand that our country is still lacking of those new technology such like to check on ED/HD but at least, we should be able to check on the Dog's temporament rite?


Booker
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Apr 14, 2004, 6:39 PM

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Hi Lisa, nice to see another Rottie fan in the forum.....Wink Really wish to see more ppl joining this thread to share their opinion on Rottweiler. (Doesn't means that they must own a rott......)I own a female rott and she is now 9 months old. She is so OB and really like to please ppl. Most of the time ppl got wrong information that the dog is trying to attack them when it run to them or chasing them.In fact, the dog is just want to play with them,such like my pup...Crazy


liswarhol
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Apr 14, 2004, 7:04 PM

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hi

another great article...nice touchy one. hmmmmmm...one thing i can say about rott, they are so humane at times....great breed.

just can't believe my ruby...she'll even shut her pup (henna) up, whenever she barks...hehehe...

thanks for a nice one to start my day with.

cheersWink
cheers : lisa,hiley & jadite


liswarhol
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Apr 14, 2004, 7:35 PM

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hi

yeah am so glad to finally have a rotty thread to enjoy and share about our rotties.

well, many are afraid of rott as the media here gave a bad impression on them but they didn't realise that human's the main disaster in all nature. some owners came to me and my family with their issues...and end up blaming on their rotties lor. my we'll usually advice them but still up to them to accept the fact.

even some got guardline rotts through breeders without knowing about it! those are the one master type lor...and more agressive lor....

to me after having few of them, i've never gotten any probs at all...dunno why this people got so many issues.

nice to meet you.............keep in touch. need to go cos got appointment with client.

cheersWink
cheers : lisa,hiley & jadite


Polluxx
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Apr 15, 2004, 7:29 AM

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Hi All,


Hi chilimson,
Yup ! it has been a while mate, . . . btw U r absolutely rite this greed for $$$ is causing the breed quality to decline rapidly....sometimes U gotta wonder what r those breeder who profess their luv for tis breed is Doing ...? ? Crazy . . .

And . . . those 'damm' breed specific legislation Mad, ....they should have 'breeder' specific legislation instead....Darn...! ! MadMad

my hope is that tis distinct character quality within the dear 'butcher dog' will stand the test of time . . . ! !



Hi Booker,
Yes.....sometime I oso wonder what their roles are, other than collecting the litter registration fee of course . . . . ! ! Wink


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we should be able to check on the Dog's temperament rite?


Well , hopefully the breed chapter will come out wt something in the near future for a change . . ! ! Unsure Until then, I guess the only way to test our dog's nerve & his working temperament is to involve ourselves wt dogspot such ScH and at the same time can keep the dog strong in mind & body Tongue



Hi liswarhol,

No problem , in fact I hope it brighten up the day of every one who read it ...! ! he he he . . . Wink


Here's a quote from a countess describing rott's nature :
"the self-denying defender is a real lamb at home, His clever eye can light up causing fear shine, being absolutely naive wt friend, The rottweiler though is not elegant, but he has the nobleness of force, cheerful nature, self respect and deep soul"

. . . . and rightly so . .wouldn't U say... !! Cool


Cheers






"Show me your dog and I'll tell you what manner of man you are."
(GSD Founder - Capt Max V Stephanitz)


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Booker
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Apr 17, 2004, 1:40 AM

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Hi Polluxx,how are you? So, when will you be getting ur Rottie?Wink Our country really needs more ppl like you who knows very clearly on your role as a dog owner.


Polluxx
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Hi Booker,

I'm fine & thanx for your comment but the truth is I'm still very far from being a good owner ..... ! ! Wink

As for getting a rott, well let's just say . . . I m hoping it will be in the very near future . . ! ! ! Smile

So how's ur rott coming along ? ? frm ur avatar, it looks like he is developing along quite nicely...he he he... ! !






"Show me your dog and I'll tell you what manner of man you are."
(GSD Founder - Capt Max V Stephanitz)


Booker
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Apr 19, 2004, 4:26 AM

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Hi Polluxx, just to tell u that......my rottie is a SHE lah......haha.......Well, she is doing fine, and I've shown her for 2 MKA shows in puppy group recently but too bad, she reluctants to run in the ring.She can really stack nicely and no prob in letting the judge to check on the bite.Anyway, will keep trying again and hope in near future, I can get some title for her......Wink

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Polluxx
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Hi Booker,

My mistake....looks like my eyesight is getting poorer wt age...CoolCool


BTW ....dun worry too much on wt ur dog performance during the show . . . it is still just 'show' only.....but most importantly both U & her enjoy the outing together . . . Tongue Wink






"Show me your dog and I'll tell you what manner of man you are."
(GSD Founder - Capt Max V Stephanitz)


Scott_Sheila
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May 24, 2004, 10:36 PM

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Thank you so much for the wonderful write ups about Rottie. To me Rotties are a regal and magnificent breed.

Cody is my first Rottie puppy. Even he is only 9 weeks old, people are scared of him and some of them referred to him as "the dog that kills ppl". That comments upset me. Even though I don't know much about Rotties except from what I've read from books but Scott is crazy about them. He has been having Rotweilers for a while now. Ninja, Chloe, Marty, and Dux, the one he loved the most. Dux was a 150 pounds schutzhund dog from champion bloodlines. He was loyal and loving and when he died Scott didn't think he would have another Rottie. Truth is, Dux saved his life. He was attacked by two adult GSD, he hit the ground and all he remember was that the two GSDs were dead. Dux broke their necks.

Dux was trained well. He loved kids and would not harm any of them. He was smart and intuitive. Even though he was a strong and tough outside he was really a baby inside. He would sulk when left too long and when scolded.

I am really glad that he's finally decided to take a new puppy now. Maybe cause in so many ways Cody is like Dux, despite that Cody will be a smaller male. His coat is not all black (which shows that he is not a pure breed, maybe cause his mum is local even though his dad is from a champion bloodline.) and he will never be a show dogs. However, what he is lacking in size, he is compensating it with his strong mind and intelligence. At this age, he already starts barking..*lol*

Rotties are wonderful dogs through proper trainings. I also agree that people who can't handle large breed dogs like a Rottie, they might as well not get one.

:)Sheila


Booker
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Hi Sheila:
Nice to see another Rottie's fan here in the forum.You are rite.Many ppl categorised Rottweiler as a KILLER DOG which is really unfair to the dog. Most of the time it is the owner's fault for letting the giant breed run free with minimum attention. Dog bites for a reason and the owner should teach the dog when to bite or if the owner cannot handle the dog then they shouldn't work the dog or teach the dog to bite from the first place.
Puppy training is very very important and only with correct training your dog can turn up to be a CGC.


PSD
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Dog bites for a reason and the owner should teach the dog when to bite or if the owner cannot handle the dog then they shouldn't work the dog or teach the dog to bite from the first place.


Booker, You are somewhat right that dog bites for a variety of reasons. It could be out of teritorial aggression, fear of threats, being challenged, or simply dont like a person's crooked face...kakakak..seriously, what I want to eventually say is "bite needs no training" A dog knows how to bite from the day it was born in suckling and then when they can move they will bite play with each other of their littermates. Then when they can run the will chase each other and try to bite everywhere from biting the ears, the necks, the legs, the body thew tail and everywhere u can imagine. This is the way the dog learns as mother nature intended. This is the foundation of bite work. So it is very innacurate to say that by not teaching your dog to bite he wont. The dog already knows how to bite regardless of we teach or not.

When it comes to PP or Protection Sports, it is very mistaken to say that those dogs are dangerous. Well from the above, if a dog with no training bites as compared to a trained dog bites.....which is more dangerous? In most case, a trained dog will bite for a valid reason while an untrained dog will bite for whatsoever reasons so which of this case is more dangerous? Further to this, a trained dog will release at the handlers command while will an untrained dog do ?????

Therefore I'm more inclined to say get a breed that is suited to our own lifestyle and if we want a breed that has the natural ability to guard and to protect then put them into training and upgrade our own skills in understanding their behaviour and how to handle them well. At least O/B them should be rule No. 1. This way the dog will then be a safe dog whatever the breed.

Just to add on some thoughts in case people mistakenly think PP dog or Schutzhund dog is a dangerous dog.....it is definately very very very far from the truth.Smile

PSD

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"Take this trouble for me:
Make sure my shepherd dog remains a working dog, for I have struggled all my life long for that aim ."

Rittmeister Capt. Max von Stephanitz (1864-1936)

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ngkl
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Yoo ... brother ... i'm finally in ... now in new working place ... got a bit time to spend on the net .... oooppss !!! hie everyone .. i also have a Rott. He just celebrated his 1st birthday. If a killer is a man, does it means that all man are a killer? Some AI question to ask about ... Crazy


Booker
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Jun 12, 2004, 6:46 AM

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Hi Pal, glad to see u in the forum. Miss Rufus very much and from the picture he looks very "Handsome"...haahaha......

Sorry to tell u that my comp's email is still not available so will surely keep in touch with u again once my email is ready.

By the way, u should introduce yourself to the board mah so that ppl will know u better.......

Last, welcome to the Forum pal.......


ngkl
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Don't worry bro, inside this forum I think everyone here has Rottie or working group of dogs. Glad that you are fine so do Riff. So are you staying in Butterworth now? Rufus look mature a bit, but still fussy about his food. Unsure


robros
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Hi all,

So nice to have people who understand why we love Rotties. Other people usually give me a weird look and some even ask me why on earth I have gotten not one but two of the ferocious killer breed!!

My rotties are getting on in years. One is 8 and the other 7. They are still healthy and do not have any problems yet. Whenever I think of their advancing age, I feel a little sad. They have been such a major part of our lives.


Dar
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Hi Everyone,

Its nice to read about rottis here. I think finally the rotti people got together here. After all the heavy reading lets get to something light, I came acrose this in the net sometimes ago and would like to share it here;

Once upon a time, long, long ago, before Mankind and Dogdom learned to love one another, the Grand Canine Council of Eight, which govern the fate of all dogs, called an important meeting. It had been decided that the governing of dogs would be more easily accomplished if each dog was designated by the name of his choice and each breed could then select a prototype to portray breed characteristics. This action was deemed necessary because Mankind and Dogdom were to soon unite, hopefully to the benefit of each.

On the appointed day, the representatives gathered and one by one, in a orderly fashion, each made his selection from a series of catalogs depicting body parts available. As the day wore on, it became clear that there was not enough material on have to satisfy all breed requirements. Shortages were beginning to develop, especially in the ear and tail categories. A few of the breed representatives began to show signs of anxiety.

A Greyhound crowded near a large dog at the front of the line.
"Please, friend Rottweiler," whined the Greyhound,
"let me take your place in line. If I stay at the end of the line there won't be any long tails to act as a rudder, Greyhound will run crookedly."

"Well, Okay," said the Rottweiler, and he moved back a step for the grateful Greyhound. The line began inching forward again.

"Pardon me, sir," rumbled a deep voice at the rottweiler's shoulder.
"Would you mind if I went ahead of you?"

"Well," said the Rottweiler,"I really don't think...."
"You see, " the deep voice went on, "we St. Bernards must have great size to perform our rescue work in the show. It's extremely difficult for small dogs to rescue people. Just think of all those lost children."
"Oh, all right," sighed the Rottweiler, and again he moved back in line."

And so it went....a little prototype dog for whom a long body was essential so he could wriggle into badger holes edged in; a Terrier type needed agility and speed to catch rats; another needed a dense coat to be comfortable while guarding sheep in winter; a tiny prototype needed a silky coat to please those upon whose lap she sat. Finally, all that remained was the tired canine who had patiently yielded his place to the others. Sadly, he looked through the catalogues. Most of the items had black lines drawn through them....all of the good stock was gone. The Rottweiler sighed deeply.

"HURRY UP", yapped the Eighth Fate, without looking up.
"Well," said the Rottweiler, very alert now that his turn had come.
"I guess a big deep chest won't look bad with small ears that stand up sharply."
"Sorry," said the Eighth Fate. "All out of stand-up ears."
"NO STAND UP EARS!?" howled the Rottweilers.
"That's what I said. We can give you rosettes, long or medium-short, but they all drop."
"I'll take the medium-short," said the Rottweiler with disappointment,
"They won't be too noticeable with a nice bright color combination."
"NO BRIGHT COLORS," yipped the Second Fate.
"Only black." "BLACK?" Snarled the Rottweiler.
"Wait, Wait," whimpered the Fourth Fate, in an attempt to placate,
"Here are a few tan markings you can scatter on the face and legs."
"I have three white hairs here," said the Fifth Fate. Not enough for everyone, but occasionally you can sprinkle two or three on a chest."
"It's not really what we had in mind." said the Rottweiler.
Then he brightened,
"However a big plume of a tail will make up for everything."
"SORRY," barked the Sixth Fate, "NO TAILS."
"WHAT!" Roared the Rottweiler,
"You expect me to report back to my breed chairman in BLACK with a few tan markings, DROP EARS and NO TAIL?"
"Sorry," said the others. "You should have gotten here sooner."
"One moment," the Chief Fate interceded.
"This prototype was one of the first to arrive."
"I can't help that," said the Eighth Fate crankily (he was getting very tired).
"Besides," added the Third Fate,
"All of the catalogues are closed. There are no more supplies to be had."
"I realize that, " answered the Chief Fate,
"but we can do what all good dogs should do.....give something of ourselves. From each of us, Rottweiler, you will receive one gift to bestow upon your breed:

COURAGE,GENTLENESS, INTELLIGENCE,
STRENGTH, LOYALTY, PLACIDITY, HANDSOMENESS and VIGILANCE.



However, the greatest attribute of any breed you already possess in abundance.....

Beverly Mitchell

Bye

Dar


(This post was edited by Dar on Jul 4, 2004, 6:43 PM)


shaun_sia
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Sep 18, 2004, 1:21 AM

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Though i m no expert in raisin rottie..but i m very pleased with my rottie named Jazz...

She is 15 y/o n she has been very popular with kids in the neighbourhood...my neighbour kids used to ride her like a horse when they were kids then..

I totally agree its the owner or breeder n not the breed that makes a dog bad dog...

Jazz has been my very good friend...we are very close....sometimes i feel sad that she is old...so old that she is lying on the floor most of the time...but i always try to get her to walk with me...unleashed...she will never be a stone thrwo away from me...

Recently i got two more rotties, one named Mars n the other Stout...they r just adorable...great is the only word i can use to describe rottie.. i honestly lov them...

My house is just opposite a primary school, i always try to show the kids that rotties are not dangerous dogs by putting my palm into their mouth..n tell the kids they wont bite..

I oso try to ask the kids to pat / stroke my rotties...n they luv it...

Yup i really hope ppl not not misled of this good breed...

I LOVE ROTTIE....


XoXo
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Nov 8, 2004, 6:43 PM

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15 years old for a rotti dog? Wow that is one very old dog. Most pure bread rotti can live until 10~12 years old by average.

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