Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler-Klub e.V.

The Rottweiler divorce



I have been fortunate for so many reasons to have been born in a small yet vast distant country, but this distance although giving one a great overview of what the rest of the world is doing has its drawbacks when trying to access and breed quality Rottweilers. This distance has probably made Australian breeders think longer and harder about their choices before they import semen or dogs because of the inflated costs and quarantine issues involved. But the advantages are that we have this great overview of our breed like standing on a mountain and looking down at the view.

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Questionable Phenotypic Traits in the Rottweiler

by Prof. Dr. Peter Friedrich
President of the Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen (VDH, German Kennel Club)
Member of the Standards Commission of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Controversy has broken out among Rottweiler fans. Differences of opinion between breeders across the world are becoming increasingly evident. Preferences are drifting apart when it comes to selecting stud dogs and bitches to breed from and judging dogs at shows, and it seems that two camps have emerged. A second type of Rottweiler has appeared alongside the type reflecting the traditional breed standard which has existed for decades. While the new type is prized by quite a few people, it must nevertheless, on closer inspection, be deemed problematic. The new Rottweilers have striking features – especially in the head area, but also in relation to their physique more generally – which have developed due to exaggerated interpretations of the breed standard.

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Achtung, hier tapst Duisburgs Polizeihunde-Nachwuchs

Noch sind sie süß und verspielt: Die Rottweiler-Welpen Amigo, Anton und Antonia sind der Nachwuchs der Duisburger Diensthundestaffel.


Foto: Stephan Eickershoff / FUNKE Foto Services

Duisburg. Wenn er groß ist, will Rottweiler-Welpe Amigo einmal Diensthund werden. Dafür trainiert Herrchen Henrik Richter jeden Tag mit ihm.

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Polizei in NRW

Bei der Vorführung der Poizei auf der "Blaulichtmeile" in Düsseldorf am letzten Augustwochenende 2016 anlässlich des 70. Geburtstages von NRW war auch die Duisburger Polizei mit einem Schäferhund und "unserem" Dienstrotti Quintus von Avalon mit Diensthundeführer, Polizeihauptkommissar Henrik Richter, vertreten.

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