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Jack vom Heltorfer Forst
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Felix with Jack vom Heltorfer Forst at 3 Months

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Felix with Jack vom Heltorfer Forst at 3 Months


Origin & Development

The Rottweiler's origin traces back to Roman times. As the Roman legions marched over the Alps, large molosser type of dogs were used to drive and guard cattle. Some of these dogs were left behind in the region of Rottweil, where they interbred with the native dogs. During the next 18 centuries, Rottweil became a major centre of European livestock commerce. The descendents of these mastiff-crosses were popularly employed by the local cattlemen to drive cattle, cart the meat, defend their masters, and guard their property, hence these dogs were given the name "Rottweil butcher dogs", and later the Rottweiler. To fulfil the required tasks, the butchers selectively bred their Rottweilers to be strong, stable, protective, and reliable. As railways and other forms of transportation replaces the necessity of draught and driving dogs at the beginning of the 20th century, the Rottweiler was found to be highly suitable for police and military work. In 1910, they were officially recognized as police dogs in Germany.


The Rottweiler's character should be robust, confident, determined, intelligent, courageous, patient, trustworthy, and good with children.


Males are 61 to 68cm in height; females are 56 to 63cm; measured from the dog's withers to the ground. The Rottweiler is a medium to large sized athletic dog. He should neither be heavy nor light and neither leggy nor weedy.  His build is correctly proportioned, compact and powerful, representing great strength, agility, and endurance. The length of the body measured from the point of the sternum to the ischiatic tuberosity should not exceed the height at the withers by maximum 15%. As a trotting dog, the back of a Rottweiler in movement remains firm and stable.  The movement should be harmonious, steady, energetic and unrestricted, with good stride.

The head should be of medium length, broad between the ears.  Forehead line moderately arched as seen from the side.  The stop should be well defined. Dentition must be strong, healthy, and complete with 42 teeth that form a scissor bite. The ears are medium-sized, pendant, triangular, wide apart, and set high, with the ears laid forward close to the head, the skull appears o be broadened. The eyes are almond shaped and dark brown in colour. The neck should be strong, slightly arched, and well muscled.

The coat consists of a top and undercoat.  The top coat is of medium length, coarse, dense and flat.  The undercoat must not show through the top coat.  The hair is a little longer on the hind legs. The coat colour is black with clearly defined markings of a rich tan on the cheeks, muzzle, throat, chest and legs, as well as over both eyes and under the base of the tail.


ADRK - Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub
FCI - Fédération Cynologique Internationale
KKUSH – Belgian Kennel Club
AKC - American Kennel Club
UKC - United Kennel Club
KCGB - Kennel Club of Great Britain
CKC - Canadian Kennel Club
ANKC - Australian National Kennel Club
NZKC - New Zealand Kennel Club
HKKC – Hong Kong Kennel Club

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