Discussion in 'Dog Pictures and Pet Photos' started by RedyreRottweilers, Sep 9, 2008.
Beautiful, Beautiful boys!!!!
We're so going to have to get together again soon, I totally aodre those dogs of yours!
Red, I am very very impressed. Mike and Milton are sooooo handsome! Are you thinking about another litter down the road?
Not to hijack your thread, but I am REALLY ignorant to rotties. I know NOTHING about them or the breed standard. I wouldn't know a poorly bred rottie if I saw one.
can you do me a favor (or someone)? Will someone post a picture of a poorly bred rottie, so that I can compare?
The boys look GREAT!
I don't know much about Rotties either..........I never noticed that they keep their dew claws, learned something new
Here are a couple Rotties on pet finder Becca
About the time I think they can't get any handsomer . . . they do
I leave the dew claws. IME the dogs USE them if they have them. You can see that they lay very tightly and close to the leg. They wear the dew claw just like they wear their other toe nails down.
As far as what is correct, the first thing you want to think when you look at a Rottweiler is power. Strength. Imposing mass without being clumsy. They should have heavy bone, and richly colored clear markings. Sooty or missing markings are a fault.
The correct dog is very slightly longer than tall. An almost square dog, with a straight level back and only a very slightly sloping croup.
Hocks should be short and well let down, eyes deep brown and almond shaped.
IMO the head is one of the distinguishing features of this breed. The head is broad between the ears, with a pronounced stop. The top of the head should be slightly convex, never domed. The muzzle is 1/3 the length of the head from stop to occiput. The muzzle should be deep, broad, and blunt on the end. POWERFUL.
Beautiful boys, Red!
I was just wondering, I don't think I've ever heard why you chose a Rottie. I'd love to hear why!
I was very young when I was first interested in this breed. Early 20s. I wanted a dog that had visual intimidation value. I wanted a dog that would enjoy different training activities with me, and who would be a good house dog. A dog who I would sleep well at night, knowing he was ready to defend his turf. I also wanted a dog who was friendly in public, and for whatever reason, I wanted a dog I could reach down and touch without bending over. (there is a good reason to pick a breed, huh? LOL)
I saw a handsome Rottweiler at a street festival, and that was it for me. I have been hooked on this breed ever since. I was almost 30 before I got my first one.
I love and respect this breed with all my heart. They are wonderful dogs in the right hands.
Very handsome boys.
I dont think I have ever come across a rottie in real life that was structurally correct. Well, maybe one, but thats it. Whats most obvious is the head piece. I see a lot of them that have features that are too soft, making them look less serious and more approachable. A lot of them do not have well pronounced stops at all.
These rotties look way different than Redyre rotties.
Even being a puppy, you can tell that this one is not standard.
These pics can give anyone a good idea what a poorly bred rottie looks like. And then there are the ones who are WAY overly done.
Did you own any kind of dog before getting rotties? If so, what breed?
I'm just too curious I guess.
They are just stunning, red. Gorgeous boys!
Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous!!!!
Reggin, those look like rottie/dobe crosses . Look at the head on the third pic, screams Dobe to me....
Yes it does, and the scary thing is that those dogs come from a rottweiler breeder in Arizona. I believe they come papered too. Very sad.
I've EDITED to add a link to the breeder if anyone is curious. Beware rottie lovers, you may be disgusted.
Beautiful boys! I despise overdone dogs and your look perfectly balanced... really refreshing! Around here we seem to have the opposite of the Dobe-rott and most breed examples are short, squat, thick boned, and don't look like they could clear a half-keg (on its side) let alone do any actual work.
I love-love-love their heads!
The mature dog will look quite full in the body. However, the almost square outline should remain, and the adult dog should be half leg and half body in the front.
In other words, half the height is from the withers to the elbow, and the other half should be from the elbow to the ground.
Dogs who go off proportion, who are longer in body or shorter in leg can get that squat look you are speaking of, paco. I am seeing a return to more correct proportions after some years of seeing way too many dogs out of proportion.
At this age puppies will naturally look a bit more up on leg, since they have not bodied out. They should turn out very nice, both these boys, altho frankly the heads may go a little overdone for me on both of them. Most of the time you will get by with that on males.
A couple more shots so that you can see body proportions on these dogs. I measure them in photos quite often. The dog should be 9 part height to 10 parts body length.
This is not a great shot, but in this photo you can see just how much leg he had to grow into at 8 months. (Mike) And also his pretty decent shoulder/front.
Notice that the brisket is not quite down to the elbow yet in this photo. As he matures, the scapula will lengthen. The upper arm won't change much.
You can see in this photo that while he has very nice top skull, it is not domed. Also clearly observable is his most obvious short coming, needing more turn of stifle.
Here is Milton at about the same age. The structure is there, but clearly it is only a frame on a puppy that has a lot of filling out to do.
This puppy has the better rear of the two, altho the lack of body due to his age makes him look slightly longer, he is also correctly proportioned.
I just wanted to comment on how absolutely stunning your dogs are Red.
Simply beautiful boys.
TY Bunny and all.
Reggin, I have no doubt those are purebred Rottweilers. Generally the first things to go in a breeding program where people are not educated enough about pedigrees and the breed in general are head type and bone strength.
Then come the big yellow markings. It is not hard to find a LOT of purebred Rottweilers that look like the photos of the ones you posted. Often they have breed character that is still intact, but the type goes down the tubes very fast.
Red, the boys are beautiful!