Rottweiler


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Rottweiler

(rŏt`wīlər), breed of sturdy working dogworking dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs raised by humans to herd cattle and sheep, as draft animals, as message dispatchers in wartime, in police and rescue work, as guardians of persons and property, or as guides (see guide dog) for the
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 developed from a Roman cattle dog introduced into S Germany more than 1,900 years ago. It stands from 21 3-4 to 27 in. (55.3–68.6 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 75 to 90 lb (34.0–40.8 kg). Its short, flat-lying, coarse coat is black with markings ranging in shade from tan to mahogany on the cheeks, muzzle, chest, and legs and over both eyes. The tail is docked close to the body. Named for the German township of Rottweil, a livestock center in the Middle Ages, the Rottweiler was used both as a cattle drover and as a guardian of traveling merchants. When the driving of cattle by dogs was outlawed in Germany at the turn of the 20th cent., the Rottweiler was used as a draft animal and, increasingly, as a police dog. Its police-dog ability saved the breed from extinction. Today the breed is still much used in police work and is also raised as a pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Rottweiler

 

a breed of working dog. The Rottweiler is descended from ancient mastiff-like dogs of Asia. The modern breed was developed in the early 20th century in Germany. The Rottweiler is a large, ruggedly built dog with a massive head. The males stand 65–68 cm high at the shoulder, and the females, 60–65 cm. The coat is short, straight, and black, with bright reddish-yellow markings. The tail is docked. Rottweilers are raised mainly in European countries and are used as guard dogs and tracking dogs. There are few of them in the USSR.

Rottweiler

a breed of large robustly built dog with a smooth coat of black with dark tan markings on the face, chest, and legs. It was previously a docked breed
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Karen, 30, from Glenrothes, Fife, spoke out to highlight the gentler side of rottweilers as controversy rages over the breeding of a new "superdog" in Scotland.
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IJean, who has heard of a further two dogs which were attacked by the rottweiler, added: "People were afraid to go out in the alley."
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WE can all tell stories of rottweilers, dobermans or ridgebacks that are lovely family pets and would never harm anybody.
Witness Jill Danson, of Grove Hill, said: "The woman said she couldn't handle another litter." The rottweiler had four pups, which the men and woman, who was pregnant, left with.
ADORABLE Albert is lucky to be alive after being savaged by a rottweiler while out on an evening walk with his owner Richard Baker.
FURTHER to the reports concerning Kaizer the Rottweiler, whilst I have full sympathy with the injuries that four-year-old Sophie Willis suffered, I do feel that both the parents and Cardiff County Council are at fault.
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