Evolution

of

The Rottweiler

The modern Rottweiler today is very different looking from the dogs that accompanied the Roman Legions and from the dogs they left in the old German City of Rottweil in Wurtenberg, Western Germany, that came into contact with dogs native of the area and the natural result was an interbreeding of the breeds of the area making the breed we now call The Rottweiler.

 

Although The Main characteristics of the breed remain along with its black and tan markings, the overall  look seams to be very different at least from the dogs of the turn of the 20th century.

 

The breed standard has changed as it does with all breeds, white on the chest is now a fault, it was normal once (aloud 80 years ago) but the standard still call for a construction and temperament for a working dog, that still worked  in many European countries today.   

Evolution 1

A Foundation dog

(deceased)1906

sire to the bitch opposite

Evolution 3

Female Rottweiler

(deceased)1907

 grand mother to the dog below

All these Rottweilers on this page have been traced back from

the pedigree of

Dromnagus Dark Intruder

Evolution 5

Male Rottweiler

1911 (deceased)

Height 28.25"

sire of the dog opposite

ev1

Male Rottweiler

1914

Considered 1st great producer

 

 sire to the dog below

Evolution 2

Male Rottweiler

1918

Breeds greatest producer until

Bulli v. Hungerbuhl.

Sired over 100 litters

His parents were litter mates

Good example of strong In-Breeding

 

Grandad to dog opposite

Evolution 9

Male Rottweiler

1929

 

great great great grandad to dog below

Evolution 7

Male Rottweiler

1946

great great grandad to dog below

Evolution 4

Male Rottweiler

1957

Int'l/Am CH

First dog inducted in the MRC Hall of Fame

 

Large, strong balanced male, well-muscled with strong bones, 66CM tall, 31cm depth of chest, 89cm chest circumference, 76cm body length, Head is dry, strong male, skull strong, generally straight line to the stop, strong close fitting lips on muzzle, Eyes medium sized,almond shaped, dark. Ears set correctly. Good strong scissors bite. Body outline deep and broad-good forechest, ribs well sprung, good top and bottom lines, well developed testicles, good angulation, deep front, well placed shoulders, tight close set elbows, straight correct legs, good pasterns, feet well arched, pads hard, toes tight, well angulated deep rear with broad somewhat sloping croup, strong muscular broad upper thighs, straight forward strife joint, straight hocks.

Floating ground covering reaching movement, a natural trotter. Full Temperment, steady nerved, natural controlled with high courage and fighting instincts.

 

12 Generations later

you get the male I bred

 

Dromnagus Dark Intruder

Evolution 8

Male Rottweiler

1943

diesels 20M4

26 Generations and 100 year apart

 

 The look has Changed a bit

 

I wonder what the Roman Rottweilers in Rottweil looked like may be more like the dogs of today then we think, after all

 

it was the Butchers dog and with the diet and fitness they had, even better then the avarage dog today

Evolution 1

Also Known as

The Butchers Dog " Metzgerhund"