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Roman Rottweiler


The Roman Rottweiler is a restored true mastiff-shaped Rottweiler, which was involved in the protection of herds, and also participated in Roman wars along with the Romans. A number of breeders participated in its creation. One of them - Emily Reskarenio - used Tibetan mastiffs and, possibly, Italian mastiffs in the breeder program.

This is a calm, confident, trained dog, athletic, courageous and faithful. A pronounced protective instinct. Romanesque rottweilers are real fighters who almost don't feel pain. They need training, otherwise you can get a large, strong and overly aggressive dog, which can not be dealt with. With the right training, they become loyal, loving, and reliable companions and advocates. Not suitable for beginners.

A Romanesque rottweiler gets along well with cats and other domestic animals if they have developed a good experience with them as a puppy.

Suitable for urban conditions with good walking. Homes are relatively inactive.

The coat is easy to care for.
Initial use: guard.
Use today: guard, companion.
Estimated Life Span: 10-12 years.
Height at the withers: males - 67-76 cm, females - 63-74 cm.

Color: typical for the Rottweiler - black and tan.

Exterior: The exterior of the Roman Rottweiler is almost the same as that of the German Rottweiler, only the features of the mastiff are more pronounced. Romanesque rottweiler is larger than standard rottweiler.

Brief information

  • Breed Name: Rottweiler
  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Breeding time: mid 18th century
  • Weight: males

45 kg

  • Height (height at the withers): males 61-70 cm, females 56-65 cm
  • Life span: 11-12 years old
  • Highlights

    • Rottweilers reach full physical and psychological maturity by two years.
    • They require a long walk in combination with active games and physical activity.
    • They need a serious and strong mentor. Will create a lot of problems for inexperienced owners who do not have the skills to work with service dogs.
    • Rottweilers do not tolerate high temperatures, but in the cold they feel quite comfortable thanks to the dense undercoat.
    • Recognize the dominant role of the owner, but absolutely do not accept violence against their own person.
    • They are smart, able to make decisions with lightning speed, if there is a threat to human life and health.
    • They are distinguished by a good appetite, thanks to which they are able to quickly "eat up" extra pounds and lose shape.
    • Get along well with the pets they grew up with.
    • Small dogs and puppies are indifferently contemptuous. In large individuals rivals feel, often provoking them to a fight.
    • Animals that have not undergone a mandatory training course are usually uncontrollable and pose a danger not only to others, but also to their own owner.

    Rottweilers - serious and energetic brutals, whose main purpose is to serve man. It is from the Rottweilers that the best rescuers and guide are obtained, ready at any moment to risk their own lives in the name of human salvation. On the street, these muscular handsome men are embodied menace and alertness. They are energetic, observant and always in control of the situation. However, once the dog returns home, an affectionate sloth wakes up in it, occupying a soft sofa and ready to absorb sweets with kilograms.

    History of the Rottweiler breed

    The ancestors of the Rottweilers - Molossians - made their way to Western Europe along with the legions of Claudius Augustus, after Roman convoys crossed the Alps and crushed the southern part of modern Germany. The soils of the new colony were fertile, so the Molossians quickly found a worthy occupation: large and ferocious dogs began to guard and graze cattle.

    The breed got its name in honor of the city of Rottweil in southwestern Germany. Situated at the crossroads of trade routes and surrounded by a turbulent Neckar, this provincial corner was the main supplier of meat for the German principalities. Well, since there were many hunters eating this nutritious product for free in the Middle Ages, specially trained dogs were involved in the protection of meat carts in Rottweil. By the way, at first the four-legged guards were called Metzgerhund, which literally means “butcher’s dog”.

    The Rottweil burghers willingly used strong and serious animals not only as watchmen, but also as carriers of meat products. Rottweilers harnessed to trolleys delivered juicy steaks and tenderloins, thereby relieving their owners of the need to maintain draft cattle. However, after the railways ran through Rottweil and the cattle breeders got the opportunity to transport their goods in a new, faster way, the need for breeding dogs disappeared, and the breed began to gradually degenerate.

    They remembered the rottweilers only at the beginning of the 20th century, thanks to a curious event, widely covered by the German press. The essence of the incident was that during a brawl with the sailors on a walk, the Stuttgart police chief poisoned his rottweiler against the violators. The animal in a matter of minutes “resolved” a dangerous conflict, turning the brave sailors into a shameful flight. After this incident, the breed regained its previously lost popularity and by 1921 had acquired its own fan club.

    Rottweilers reached Russia only in 1914. Initially, hardy and executive “Germans” were imported as working dogs, able to deal with predators and guard livestock. However, after the end of World War II, they were entrusted with another "honorable" mission: the protection of Gulag prisoners. Soviet breeders spent a lot of time and effort trying to create a new “model” of the escort dog, which was particularly cruel. Such individuals were indeed bred, but it became absolutely impossible to consider them as pets.

    Everything changed in the 80s, when a Rottweiler male Harras Steinkopf was brought from the Federal Republic of Germany to the USSR. Outwardly, this tall handsome man stood out noticeably against the background of his rude and fierce relatives. In addition, the animal had a relatively calm and peaceful disposition, which gave hope that his descendants would be able to get along with a person as a friend and companion.