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.
A Foundation dog
sire to the bitch opposite
grand mother to the dog below
All these Rottweilers on this page have been traced back from
the pedigree of
Dromnagus Dark Intruder
sire of the dog opposite
Considered 1st great producer
sire to the dog below
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
great great great grandad to dog below
great great grandad to dog below
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
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
Also Known as
The Butchers Dog " Metzgerhund"