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Old 06-24-2006, 11:42 PM
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Is it one of those things that seems to be elevated within the dog's own breed or is it just same sex aggro all the way around?
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Old 06-24-2006, 11:57 PM
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I'm going to kind of go off on a tangent a bit. Try to stay with me.

Like many dogs that were bred for a purpose, Rotts for protecting, when getting a show animal or what not you strive for "good lines". "Good lines" would mean that the parentage has succeeded in a sport that relates to the dogs breed specific "jobs", rotts maybe PP we'll say. If you get a rott that's not neccessarily "pureblooded", or that doesn't have good "show lines", I don't think you would run into as many problems.

Ok, I'm going to give an example to try and clear my post up! LOL

My bf wanted a presa canario. )There's a man at my school who has a 4yr old female as well as a 7yr old mutt. This sparked my bf's interest in them) After looking at many breeders, I found one in WI that I thought I would at least speak to about any upcoming litters. She told me that presas DA is soo bad that they wouldn't be allowed to be left alone unsupervised regardless of the fact that they were all raised together.

This lady bred her dogs for the sole purpose of competing in PP. Now, a couple of people on this forum, and the man at my school, have begged to differ. The man at my school got his presa from a breeder that's purpose was for pets/guard dogs.

All of the rotts I know have just been family pets and have always gotten along notoriously well with other dogs or cats in the family. Kids especially.
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Old 06-24-2006, 11:59 PM
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Just one minor correction.

Altho Rottweilers have been bred for courage and for fighting drive somewhat, their original purpose was driving cattle.

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Old 06-25-2006, 12:03 AM
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Hey, yano I knew that!! But after that I've read that they were used to guard Roman posts.

Roxy's herding came out when I was working at a ranch last summer. Constantly nipping at hocks and trying to get the "herd" moving.. LOL. Little brat.

Edit: Although you don't seem them used very often in "herding" competitions, although they are classified as a working breed. Do they classify them as a working breed because of herding or protection I wonder... or it doesn't matter regardless they "work" . LOL
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Old 06-25-2006, 01:08 AM
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IMO Roxie is perfect, except for shedding. I have never had a dog shed like my rottie. I have to vacuum, sweep and brush her everyday, and you could still have enough fur left over to clothe a naked tribe in Africa.

I could not ask for a better loving or well mannerd dog. She is sharp, incredibly smart and very protective. Wary of strangers, but controllable. She is a nurturing dog. She is a great role model for puppies, and is very patient. She has to keep both Brutus, and now Spike in line so she has to be. lol yet she teaches them, and expects them to know and understand the rules of the house.

I have always had males around her except for Maggie. She could rip Maggie to shreds if she wanted to, but she doesn't. Maggie was a full grown dog when we brought her home, granted Maggie is much smaller than her, but it is still two females. Roxie actually met her with open arms, Maggie was the testy one. But, Roxie is now 9 and she has her own idea of how the pecking order goes in this house as far as the dogs are concerned. Maggie has her order, Brutus, which I have to say...is Roxie's beloved no one can mess with Brutus, but there are certain things that Maggie does outrank Brutus on. Spike is at the bottom of the totem pole. It may sound wierd but it works, no fights or problems here. If one gets too out of line, Roxie quickly puts them back into line with a warning growl.
Rotties are very verbal dogs. Roxie talks through little growls.
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Old 06-25-2006, 01:45 AM
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Rottweiler is a good choice of dog. Mine never dug up the yard or anything like that, but as a puppy he destroyed alot of things. Table legs,window ledges and a whole linolium floor were destroyed when I wasn't home. But he grew out of the chewing and became the most loving dog a person could have. He never was aggressive to my other dogs even though he outweighed them. He weighed 153lbs and was very passive. Actually the doberman picked on him and now the german shepherd still picks on him.




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Old 06-25-2006, 10:39 AM
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Aw, great pictures Corso, Roxy and Borgorn..

Red, do you have pictures of your babies?

Dog aggression concerns me greatly although I've never had a problem with it at all. My parents have six dogs, 4 female, 2 male and they've never had a problem (I lived there when there was only 5, 3 female and 2 male). The dogs have always known the "order" of the house.

We've also never experienced DA with Buddy. Are dogs more accepting of animals that they already know? When we dog sat this last week, we were concerned with how Buddy would handle another male dog and except for his jealousy (I could not pet Cooper without Buddy being 'what about me' but this was directed towards Cooper) he did very well. Is this because he's played with Cooper almost every day at the dog park?

From what everyone is saying, I will do a TON of reading before we ever get a rottie. Buddy was a lets-go-to-the-spca and see what pulls at my heartstrings. Our Fila is being very well planned for. Any other purebred also will.

On a side note, I always said I would never buy a pure bred dog. But when Hubby fell in love with the Fila, we knew for sure that that was a dog that would need to start out with us right as a pup and I get the same feeling about a rottie, unless he/she is a rescue which has had extensive temperment testing.
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Old 06-25-2006, 10:42 AM
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Lots of photos of Penny on my website.

Here are a couple of the other 2.

All 3...L to R, Penny, Fenja, Odessa


Odessa practicing attention and heel position...


Fenja playing with baby Penny


Fenja doing her famous batweiler imitation...
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Old 06-25-2006, 10:44 AM
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Odessa....




Fenja...


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Old 06-25-2006, 11:03 AM
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I can't forget my darling Roxy, who is gone to the Bridge for almost 5 years now.

Oh I still miss her so.....

Earning her CD title at 9 years old....


Loving the Boomer Ball (she is 10 here)


My first point ever in the AKC ring. She was so young and strong. 23 mos old...


How she LOVED the water...
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