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                                Rottweilers
                                      
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   Please e-mail comments and suggestions regarding this FAQ to
   arc@netrax.net. The American Rottweiler Club Website can be found at
   http://www.amrottclub.org/.
   
   This FAQ is maintained by Denise D. Gross (arc@netrax.net) for the
   American Rottweiler Club, Inc. Copyright 1996, all rights reserved.
   
   This document includes original material as well as material compiled
   from various publications of the American Rottweiler Club including
   "Introducing The Rottweiler", "Rottweiler Ownership" and "Your New
   Rottweiler". Thanks to the Public Education Committee of the American
   Rottweiler Club (Mary Anne Roberts, Maureen Bourgeois, Rose Marie
   Hogan and Janice Rowland, as well as the many other members who had
   input into these publications).
   
   You are encouraged to copy and distribute this document for
   non-commercial use with the following restrictions: You may not modify
   this document in any way. You must include the entire document,
   including the copyright notice. This document may not be sold for
   profit nor incorporated into commercial documents without the express
   permission of the American Rottweiler Club.
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Table of Contents

     * Table of Contents
     * Preface
     * History
     * Standard
     * Characteristics and Temperament
     * Aggressiveness/Protective Instinct
     * Health Concerns
          + Hip Dysplasia
          + Elbow Dysplasia
          + Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD)
          + Paneosteitis
          + Von Willebrand's Disease (VWD)
          + Bloat
          + Heart Diseases
          + Allergies
          + Eye Diseases
          + Epilepsy
          + Hypothyroidism
          + Cancer
     * Frequently Asked Questions
          + Is the Rottweiler the right dog for me?
          + How are they with children?
          + Are they vicious?
          + Are they good with other pets?
          + What kind of training do they require?
          + What about discipline?
          + Do they require much exercise?
          + Do they shed?
          + Are they noisy?
          + Which sex makes the best pet?
          + Where should I buy my Rottweiler puppy?
          + What is a "Responsible" breeder?
          + What is the difference between pet and show quality?
          + How much can I expect to pay for a Rottweiler puppy?
     * Resources
          + Books
          + Magazines
          + Videos
          + Breed Clubs
       
     _________________________________________________________________
                                      
Preface

   The Rottweiler is an outstanding companion and guard, but ownership of
   a Rottweiler carries much greater than average legal and moral
   responsibilities, due to traits possessed by this breed, their size
   and strength. The information in this FAQ is offered as a guide to
   prospective Rottweiler buyers who may or may not be aware of all the
   special qualities possessed by this breed, both positive and negative,
   so that they can make an accurate estimate of their needs in relation
   to the demands of Rottweiler ownership. The Rottweiler IS NOT a breed
   that fits into every home.
   
   Your first consideration in buying a Rottweiler should be the
   knowledge that for the next ten or more years that dog will be a part
   of your household. Unlike your automobile, you can not trade in your
   Rottweiler for a new model. As a companion to your whole family, your
   Rottweiler will reflect the love and affection you show him. He will
   represent an emotional investment, not just a financial investment.
   Therefore, choose him carefully. Know as much as possible about the
   breed and his breeder before you buy. Deal only with a reputable
   breeder!
     _________________________________________________________________
                                      
History

   The Rottweiler is said to be descended from the drover dogs of ancient
   Rome. These mastiff-type dogs accompanied the Roman Legions across the
   Alps herding their cattle and guarding their camps. One such camp, on
   the banks of the Neckar River in what is now southern Germany, was the
   origin of the town of Rottweil (named for the red tile roofs of the
   villas built by the Romans). Through the mid-1800's, the cattle trade
   flourished in Rottweil, as did the Rottweiler Metzgerhund (butcher
   dog), who drove the cattle to market and returned with the filled
   purses of their masters around their necks. As rail transportation
   became the primary means of bringing cattle to market, the dogs were
   used less frequently. Legend has it that by 1905 there was but one
   Rottweiler left in the town of Rottweil. By the early 1900's though,
   the Rottweiler gained popularity as a police dog. Several Clubs were
   formed, and in 1921 united as the Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler
   Klub (ADRK). In 1931, the first Rottweiler was admitted to the AKC
   Stud Book. Through the 1970's, the Rottweiler was a fairly uncommon
   dog in the United States, ranking in the middle of AKC registered
   breeds in terms of number of dogs registered. In the early 1980's the
   Rottweiler began a meteoric rise in popularity, and has been the
   second most popular AKC breed since 1992.
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Standard

   The AKC Standard describes the physical appearance and other desired
   qualities of the breed otherwise known as "Type". The Standard
   describes an ideal representative of the breed. No individual dog is
   perfect, but the Standard provides an ideal for breeders to strive
   towards.
   
   Because of copyright concerns over the collection of all the Standards
   at any single site storing all the FAQ's, AKC Standards are not
   typically included in the Breed FAQs. The reader is referred to the
   publications listed at the end of this document, or to the National
   Breed Club (The American Rottweiler Club) for a copy of the Standard.
   A copy of the AKC Standard can be read on-line at
   http://www.akc.org/rotty.htm.
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Characteristics and Temperament

   The Rottweiler is a medium-large, powerful dog. His compact and
   substantial build denotes great strength, agility and endurance. On
   average, males will range from 95 to 135 lbs and 24" to 27" at the
   shoulder. They are more massive throughout with larger frame and
   heavier bone than bitches. Bitches will range from 80 to 100 lbs and
   from 22" to 25" at the shoulder. Animals can be found which are taller
   or shorter than these measurements, however, they are not considered
   typical by the breed standard. The Rottweiler is ALWAYS black, with
   clearly defined markings on cheeks, muzzle, chest and legs as well as
   over both eyes, that range from tan to deep mahogany. His coat is
   straight, coarse and of medium length, with an undercoat varying in
   degree based on climatic conditions. The Rottweiler is a calm and
   self-confident dog, who has an inherent desire to protect home and
   family. Personality may range from highly affectionate to extremely
   aloof. He is not shy nor highly excitable. He is an intelligent and
   highly trainable dog. He is also very much a companion, often
   following their family members from room to room in the home. Because
   of his size and strength, it is imperative that he receive proper
   socialization and obedience training from an early age. Nervous, shy,
   excitable or hyperactive individuals are exhibiting traits which are
   undesirable in an animal the size and strength of the Rottweiler and
   should be avoided.
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Aggressiveness/Protective Instinct

   These traits vary with the individual dog to some degree, although all
   have a strong territorial instinct and will defend their master's
   home, car and property from intruders. Rottweilers have also been
   known to bully or bluff their owners or other people, a trait that is
   most disconcerting. This problem is easily prevented through early
   obedience training and the development of a mutually rewarding working
   relationship.
   
   Many families have purchased a Rottweiler for its protectiveness, only
   to discover that it brings with it a considerable moral and legal
   responsibility. Problems arise quickly; the dog may not be able to
   distinguish between a bear-hug greeting of a family member, or a
   cherished friend, and the hostile advances of an intruder,
   particularly if the greetings between parties includes loud shouts,
   laughter or screams. Dogs must be carefully schooled to accept your
   friends into your home but physical contact should be approached
   carefully until the dog realizes that you belong. Strangers must never
   come into your yard unannounced, the dog doesn't know the difference
   between your brother and a burglar. Although the Rottweiler does not
   usually bite without provocation, even being cornered and held by one
   of these dogs is a very unnerving experience for meter men, delivery
   persons or neighbors wandering into the yard while the owner is
   absent. People expected to be in contact with the dog while the owners
   are absent should be thoroughly familiar with the dog.
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Health Concerns

  Hip Dysplasia
  
   Hip Dysplasia (HD) is a developmental disease in which there is a
   malformation of the hip joint(s). It is a genetic disease which may
   also be influenced by environmental factors. It is a common problem in
   most large breeds, and depending on severity, can cause serious pain
   and/or debilitation. HD is almost never detectable in animals younger
   than six months, and then in only the most severe cases. Two years is
   generally considered the minimum age for accurate diagnosis.
   
   The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) maintains a Hip Dysplasia
   Registry, which functions as a diagnostic service and a registry of
   hip status for dogs of all breeds. X-rays are evaluated by three
   veterinary radiologists, and are assigned a hip status of Excellent,
   Good, Fair, Borderline, Mild Dysplasia, Moderate Dysplasia or Severe
   Dysplasia. Dogs receiving evaluations of Excellent, Good or Fair are
   assigned an OFA Breed Registry Number. Only dogs that are at least 24
   months of age are eligible for an OFA Number.
   
   In an effort to reduce the incidence of HD, responsible Rottweiler
   breeders will not breed dogs which have not received OFA clearance.
   Puppies should only be purchased after careful evaluation of the hip
   dysplasia status of the parents and the grandparents. The breeder of
   the puppies should be able to provide copies of the OFA certificates
   (on official stationery from the OFA). This is not a guarantee that
   your puppy will not develop HD later on; research has documented the
   fact that normal parents can produce litters with one third or more of
   the puppies dysplastic as adults. Genetics may be the cause of
   dysplasia but environmental factors such as over-feeding, over
   exercise and injury of young animals may also contribute to this
   disease.
   
  Elbow Dysplasia
  
   Like hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia is a hereditary disease. It is a
   malformation of the elbow joint(s). OFA certifies elbows on a
   pass/fail basis. As with hip dysplasia, your breeder should be able to
   show you reports from the OFA defining the conformation of both
   parent's elbows.
   
  Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD)
  
   OCD is a disease of bone formation that leads to lameness and
   arthritis. It results from a disturbance of the process by which
   cartilage is turned into bone during the growth process. Abnormally
   thickened cartilage forms in areas of the joints that are subject to
   stress and, hence, prone to damage. Cracks form, and the cartilage can
   tear, forming a flap. This flap may remain attached to the bone, or it
   may tear away and float freely in the joint. The cracks, flap or free
   cartilage piece lead to inflammation of the joint (arthritis), pain
   and lameness. More than one joint is often affected simultaneously. In
   dogs, a the most commonly affected joint is the shoulder, followed by
   the elbow, hock and knee.
   
  Paneosteitis
  
   Sometimes referred to as "growing pains" or "pano", panosteitis occurs
   as a rotating lameness, usually in puppies about four months of age.
   There are tests for pano which should be done to rule out more serious
   problems. Sometimes crate rest is all a puppy needs for complete
   recovery.
   
  Von Willebrand's Disease (VWD)
  
   VWD is a hereditary a bleeding disorder similar to hemophilia. Dogs
   affected with VWD may have symptoms ranging from prolonged bleeding of
   toenails cut short to hemorrhaging during minor surgical procedures.
   Dogs may be carriers while exhibiting no outward symptoms. VWD is
   diagnosed through blood screening.
   
  Bloat
  
   Bloat is a common condition in which the stomach swells from gas,
   fluid or both. Bloat becomes a medical emergency when the stomach
   distends and then flips over, causing torsion. Bloat and torsion may
   be caused by over-eating, drinking large amounts of water after
   eating, and/or vigorous exercise after a meal. Efforts to prevent
   bloat may include feeding several small meals a day, crating the dog
   for several hours after eating, and monitoring water intake.
   
  Heart Diseases
  
   The most common heart problem seen in Rottweilers is Sub-Aortic
   Stenosis. This disorder can be very mild or so serious that it results
   in sudden death. Reputable breeders, working with canine
   cardiologists, hope to identify the mode of inheritance of this and
   other heart problems.
   
  Allergies
  
   Some Rottweilers are prone to flea and/or food allergies. Symptoms and
   severity of the allergies vary from dog to dog.
   
  Eye Diseases
  
   Entropian (eyelids rolling inward) and Ectropian (Eyelids rolling
   outward) are inherited conditions which require surgical correction.
   Both of these conditions disqualify a dog from being shown in AKC
   conformation competition.
   
   Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Central Progressive Retinal Atrophy
   (CPRA) and certain types of Cataracts are inherited conditions. Dogs
   used for breeding should be examined annually by a Board-certified
   Veterinary ophthalmologist, until at least eight years of age, as
   hereditary eye problems may not present themselves until later in
   life. Dogs examined by a Board-certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist
   and found to be free of hereditary eye disease may be registered
   annually with the Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF).
   
  Epilepsy
  
   Epilepsy may result from injury to the head or from bacterial
   infections of the brain. If no such cause is found, it is regarded to
   be congenital. Congenital epilepsy can be an inherited trait, and has
   been observed in many breeds. The term epilepsy refers to recurring
   episodic seizures/convulsions. The episodes can be triggered by
   fatigue, excitement, anxiety, noise or in females, by estrus. It may
   be controlled with medication. Obviously, breeding is not recommended.
   
  Hypothyroidism
  
   Hypothyroidism refers to insufficient output of the thyroid hormone by
   the thyroid gland. It may slow down the whole body functions; the dog
   may become lethargic, mentally slow, without much energy. Its coat may
   become dull, thin and fall out easily. In males it can lower the sperm
   count and reduce sexual activity. In females it may cause irregular
   heat cycles. The signs may develop very slowly, and the condition can
   be detected with a blood test. Usually, it is a permanent condition,
   and is treated with thyroid hormones. Hypothyroid is generally
   considered to be an inherited trait.
   
  Cancer
  
   Cancer is becoming a very common condition in the Rottweiler breed,
   with bone cancer being the most frequent type. Any suspicious lumps,
   moles, sores or unexplained lameness should be investigated by your
   veterinarian.
     _________________________________________________________________
                                      
Frequently Asked Questions

  Is the Rottweiler the right dog for me?
  
   The Rottweiler is the current "fad" guard/macho dog of the moment. For
   four years running, it has been the second most-popular AKC registered
   breed. Don't be swept up by the hype, or the fact that you neighbor,
   aunt, sister, or best friend has one. The Rottweiler is a large,
   powerful dog and along with ownership comes much responsibility.
   Rottweilers require extensive socialization from an early age. Are you
   willing to carry your puppy for several months, (he shouldn't be
   walking in public places until he is fully immunized at around 16-20
   weeks), exposing him to the sights, sounds and people he will
   encounter as an adult? Because of their size and strength, obedience
   training for your Rottweiler is a must. Weekly group classes for 6 to
   12 months is generally considered a minimum. Rottweilers are "people"
   dogs.
   
   They want to be with their masters. As a working breed, the Rottweiler
   requires daily exercise, a good romp twice a day at least. Left alone
   or with inadequate exercise for long periods they may become unruly
   and destructive.
   
  How are they with children?
  
   A properly bred Rottweiler who receives adequate socialization and
   training will generally get along fine with children, but tolerance
   will vary from dog to dog. He must be taught early on what is
   acceptable behavior and what is not, as should the child. Because of
   their large size and inherent desire to "herd", Rottweilers should
   always be supervised around children. A minor "bump" can cause serious
   injury to a small child. Also, some Rottweilers have a high degree of
   "prey" drive (the instinct to chase moving objects), therefore should
   never be left alone with children, who naturally will want to run and
   play. Some breeders recommend waiting until the children are at least
   school age before introducing a Rottweiler into the home. The amount
   of space in your home, the age of your children and the amount of time
   the dog will be in contact with the children should be part of your
   decision.
   
  Are they vicious?
  
   A properly bred, socialized and trained Rottweiler is not inherently
   vicious. The rapid rise in popularity of the breed has attracted many
   irresponsible breeders who are only interested in making a profit, and
   don't care what damage is done to the breed in the process.
   
  Are they good with other pets?
  
   Problems should be minimal when a Rottweiler is raised from puppyhood
   with other pets. Introducing a new pet when there is an adult
   Rottweiler in the household should be done slowly and with care. Dog
   to dog aggression is influenced by the early socialization of puppies,
   their bloodlines and sex; males are less tolerant of other males than
   they are of females. Bitches may also be intolerant of other dogs. The
   Rottweiler is highly intelligent and trainable, and with
   perserverence, should be able to learn to co-exist peacefully with any
   pet you wish to introduce.
   
  What kind of training do they require?
  
   The Rottweiler has been developed for its working ability and often
   blooms when given a chance to work with its master, although there are
   occasional exceptions. It is very necessary to establish your control
   of the animal and obedience training is often the easiest and most
   rewarding way to do so. Your breeder should be able to provide you
   with guidance in the selection of a training class, however, avoid the
   very rough trainer, no matter how highly recommended. Rottweilers can
   often be controlled using verbal reprimands alone, and while they
   occasionally require strong physical corrections, some trainers tend
   to be much rougher on Rottweilers than is necessary. Women have been
   very successful with the dogs in obedience training. Physical mastery
   of the dog is generally less important than sensitive, patient and
   positive training methods. Patience is an important factor in training
   a Rottweiler.
   
  What about discipline?
  
   The Rottweiler is a sensitive, intelligent and loyal animal and
   usually wants to please its owner. Occasionally, it can be quite
   stubborn though, and requires more attention. It is imperative that
   discipline is consistent and firm without being overly rough. A harsh
   word will often suffice, although sharper corrections are sometimes
   necessary. Ownership isn't for the timid or very busy person who
   cannot or is not inclined towards careful supervision of his/her pet.
   
  Do they require much exercise?
  
   The Rottweiler is a working breed. He is generally not happy sitting
   around doing nothing all day. A large yard with a six-foot high fence
   is ideal, but adult Rottweilers have been kept successfully in large
   apartments. The yard is essential if a puppy or young dog is being
   acquired; it will help to keep the dog exercised and reduce boredom
   which in turn may prevent destructive behavior. If you don't have the
   space, consider a smaller or less active breed. Personal commitment on
   the part of the owner is the most important thing. People willing to
   walk their dog on a regular basis will find a more personal and
   bonding relationship developing than just letting them run by
   themselves in the yard. Your Rottweiler will require a minimum of two
   good walks each day (10 to 20 minutes each). Adequate exercise is
   necessary to maintain the good health of your Rottweiler, as they have
   a tendency to gain weight without proper exercise.
   
  Do they shed?
  
   The Rottweiler is a double-coated breed, with a medium length outer
   coat and a soft downy undercoat. They do shed, more than one would
   think by looking at their appearance. The amount of shedding will vary
   with climatic conditions. They generally tend to "blow out" their
   undercoats twice a year, in spring and fall.
   
  Are they noisy?
  
   Rottweilers will bark to announce the arrival of people on the
   property, and at animals and birds in the yard, but they generally
   don't bark without reason.
   
  Which sex makes the best pet?
  
   Opinions vary on this topic. Most breeders would generally recommend a
   female, especially for first-time owners. Females are smaller and
   easier to control, somewhat less dominant and usually more
   affectionate. Males are stronger, more powerful and dominant, and
   therefore somewhat harder to train and control.
   
  Where should I buy my Rottweiler puppy?
  
   There are various places where you may acquire a Rottweiler puppy, but
   only ONE place where you should - from a responsible breeder. Pet
   shops acquire their puppies from puppy mills, brokers and back-yard
   breeders. Their puppies are separated from their dams and litters at
   too early and age, they are not properly socialized and may well
   develop serious health problems.
   
   Puppy mills, brokers and back-yard breeders have only one priority -
   to make a profit. They are not interested in the welfare of the
   puppies they breed. Beware of petshops that advertise "we get our
   puppies from private breeders." No responsible breeder would ever
   broker puppies to a pet shop. Don't perpetuate the puppy mill problem
   - steer clear of pet shops.
   
  What is a "Responsible" breeder?
  
   This is a difficult category to define, but there are certain minimum
   standards that are accepted as "responsible" by most who are active in
   the dog fancy. Following are some of the things a responsible breeder
   will be doing:
    1. All breeding stock will be certified free of Hip Dysplasia by the
       Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). Elbows may also be
       certified as free of Elbow Dysplasia; this is a relatively new
       trend and some older dogs/bitches may not be certified. The
       breeder will be willing to supply you with copies of the OFA
       certificates. No bitch or dog will be bred before the age of two,
       (the minimum age for OFA certification). OFA does issue
       preliminary evaluations of hips and elbows, but actual
       certification will not be done before two years.
    2. Breeding stock will be certified free of inherited eye disease
       annually by a Board certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist; the
       certificate is issued by the Canine Eye Registry Foundation
       (CERF).
    3. Bitches and dogs used for breeding will have achieved certain
       competitive titles such as AKC Champion or an advanced obedience
       title (CDX, UD). Responsible breeders will usually not breed dogs
       and bitches whose quality has not been proven in competition,
       although under certain circumstances (injuries which prevent
       competition) they may.
    4. The Breeder will belong to one or more Rottweiler Clubs which
       require adherence to a "Code of Ethics" from all members
       (adherence to a certain level of responsibility in ownership and
       breeding). The largest of these clubs include the American
       Rottweiler Club, The Colonial Rottweiler Club, The Medallion
       Rottweiler Club and the Gold Coast Rottweiler Club. There are
       numerous local Rottweiler clubs, some are "Code" clubs and some
       are not - ask. Code of Ethics clubs do not permit members to
       advertise puppy prices.
    5. The Breeder will be active in the sport of dogs, competing in
       conformation, obedience, tracking or herding events.
    6. A responsible breeder will not give you a "hard-sell" routine when
       you call to inquire about his/her dogs. Usually he/she will be
       trying everything they can to discourage you from buying a
       Rottweiler. A reputable breeder's number one concern is that
       his/her puppies are placed in responsible homes where they will
       receive the same kind of care and training he/she gives his/her
       own dogs. Expect to be interviewed at length as to why you want to
       own a Rottweiler, and what your family and lifestyle is like. The
       reputable breeder will ask more questions of you than you will of
       him/her.
    7. A responsible breeder will try to steer you clear of rushing to
       buy a puppy this week or this month, but he/she will also not
       expect you to wait an unreasonable amount of time to buy one of
       his/her puppies. If he has no puppies available and has no
       breeding planned in the near future, he will recommend other
       breeders whose standards are as high as his own.
    8. A responsible breeder will be happy to have you meet the parents
       of the litter (at least the dam; frequently the sire will not
       belong to the breeder), as well as his/her other dogs. The dogs
       and puppies will be kept in a clean and healthy environment.
    9. A responsible breeder will only sell puppies with a signed,
       written contract. He/she will pass on accurate health, breeding
       and registration records and pedigree records of at least three
       generations. They will require that any puppy not purchased as
       show and breeding stock be made incapable of reproducing, and
       require that limited registration "blue slips" be provided, or
       that registration papers be withheld until a veterinarians
       certificate is received as proof of sterilization.
       
  What is the difference between pet and show quality?
  
   "Show Quality" is a term that is often misunderstood and misused. It
   can mean something as simple as a puppy with no disqualifying faults
   (as listed in the breed standard) at the time of sale. The serious
   buyer looking for a potential winner or breeding stock had best spend
   time going to dog shows and talking to exhibitors as well as studying
   the standard for the breed. Serious and disqualifying faults to avoid
   include overshot or undershot bites, missing teeth, long or curly
   coats, light eyes, hip dysplasia and unstable temperaments. All lines
   carry one or more of these traits, and a responsible breeder will be
   able to give you a candid description of what is in your animal's
   genetic background. Be aware that the nicest puppy in the litter can
   mature into a very mediocre adult. Be prepared to critically evaluate
   your dog, because even if you paid a good price you may still end up
   with a pet.
   
   Pet Quality: many time breeders will offer puppies with serious faults
   for lower prices than show quality. These faults are generally
   cosmetic (bad bites, white spots on the chest or belly, missing teeth,
   etc.) and will not affect the health or temperament of the dog. These
   animals are not for breeding because these are serious genetic faults.
   A responsible breeder will require that the animal be spayed, neutered
   or vasectomized before releasing the AKC registration papers. Breeders
   may now sell their puppies on the new AKC Limited Registration
   Certificate, which allows the dog AKC privileges of obedience
   activities but will not allow showing in the conformation ring or use
   for breeding purposes. These dogs make good companions and often their
   faults are not detectable to any but the most experienced eyes.
   
  How much can I expect to pay for a Rottweiler puppy?
  
   Show quality puppies will generally sell for $800 to $1500, with pet
   prices approximately half the show price.
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Resources

  Books
  
     The Complete Rottweiler, by Muriel Freeman; Published by Howell Book
   House.
   
     The Rottweiler, by Joan Klem and Susan Rademacher; Published by TFH.
   
     The Wonderful World Of Rottweilers, by Anna Katherine Nicholas;
   published by TFH
   
  Magazines
  
   The Rottweiler Quarterly is a highly informative magazine devoted to
   all phases of Rottweiler ownership. For subscription information
   contact GRQ Publications; PO Box 900, Aromas, CA 95004.
   
   ARK is the quarterly newsletter of the American Rottweiler Club. Keeps
   membership up to date on Rottweiler happenings across the U.S. Contact
   Marilyn Piusz, 339 County Highway 106, Johnstown, NY 12095.
   
   The AKC Gazette is a must for all purebred dog owners. Covers care,
   training, health and showing. "Events Calendar" gives important dates
   of all AKC events (conformation,obedience, tracking, herding, etc.).
   Subscription information is available from the AKC at 5580 Centerview
   Dr., Raleigh, NC 27690-0643.
   
  Videos
  
   American Kennel Club Rottweiler Video is helpful in visualizing the
   breed standard. Available from the AKC, 5580 Centerview Dr., Raleigh,
   NC 27690-0643.
   
   Let's Talk About Rottweilers by JK Video Concepts, 1219 Golf Lane,
   Wheaton, IL 60187
   
   In The Ribbons - The Rottweiler by Canine Training Systems, 7550 West
   Radcliff Ave., Littleton, CO 80123
   
  Breed Clubs
  
     National Breed Club
     American Rottweiler Club, an AKC Member Club
     Doreen LePage - Secretary
     E-Mail Address: doreen@ids.net
     
    Regional and Local Breed Clubs
    
   This is a list of Regional and Local Breed Clubs. You can obtain the
   name and address of a club's contact person by e-mailing the Amercan
   Rottweiler Club's Secretary at doreen@ids.net
   
   Adirondack Rottweiler Fanciers
          Schenectady, NY 12303
          
   Aloha State Rottweiler Club
          
          Honolulu, HI 96816
          
   Assoc. Rottweiler Fanciers of No. CA
          Martinez, CA 94553
          
   Badger State Rottweiler Fanciers
          Milwaukee, WI 53208
          
   Badger State Rottweiler Fanciers
          Milwaukee, WI 53208
          
   Bayou Rottweiler Club
          Elm Grove, LA 71051
          
   Carolina Rottweiler Club
          Greenville, NC 27858
          
   Chicagoland Rottweiler Club
          Chicago, IL 60644
          
   Colonial Rottweiler Club
          Philadelphia, PA 19147
          
   Dallas-Fort Worth Rottweiler Club
          Fort Worth, TX 76110
          
   Dogwood Rottweiler Club of Atlanta
          Woodstock, GA 30189
          
   Emerald Valley Rottweiler Club
          Medina, OH 44256
          
   Gold Coast Rottweiler Club
          Loxahatchee, FL 33470
          
   Golden State Rottweiler Club
          Laguna Hills, CA 92656
          
   Great Lakes Rottweiler Club of Michigan
          New Haven, MI 48048
          
   Greater Cincinnati Rottweiler Club
          Cincinnati, OH 45240
          
   Greater Midwest Rottweiler Club
          Farmington, MN 55024
          
   Greater New York Rottweiler Club
          Roosevelt, NY 11575
          
   Greater Rochester Rottweiler Club
          Farmington, NY 14425
          
   Greater St. Louis Rottweiler Club
          St. Ann, MO 63074
          
   Gulfstream Rottweiler Club
          Hialeah Gardens, FL 33016
          
   Hampton Roads Rottweiler Club
          Chesapeake, VA 23320
          
   Hoosier Rottweiler Club
          Indianapolis, IN 46224
          
   Houston Area Rottweiler Fanciers
          Houston, TX 77099
          
   Medallion Rottweiler Club
          Plano, IL 60545
          
   Mile High Rottweiler Club
          Aurora, CO 80010
          
   National Capitol Rottweiler Club
          Abingdon, MD 21009
          
   New England Rottweiler Fanciers
          Chepachet, RI 02814
          
   Northstar Rottweiler Club
          Crystal, MN 55428
          
   Northwest Rottweiler Fanciers
          Buckley, WA 98321
          
   Quad City Rottweiler Club
          Rock Island, IL 61201
          
   Rottweiler Club of Alaska
          Anchorage, AK 99514
          
   Rottweiler Club of Canada
          Calgary, ALB T2E 7T6 Canada
          
   Rottweiler Club of Kansas City
          Bucyrus, KS 66013
          
   Rottweiler Club of Knoxville
          Maryville, TN 37801
          
   Rottweiler Club of Las Vegas
          Las Vegas, NV 89122
          
   Rottweiler Club of Maine
          Barrington, NH 03825
          
   Rottweiler Club of Oklahoma City
          Oklahoma City, OK 73146-0376
          
   San Bernadino Rottweiler Fanciers
          Calimesa, CA 92320
          
   Seminole Rottweiler Club of Greater Tallahassee
          Havana, FL 32333
          
   Sierra Rottweiler Owners
          Sparks, NV 89433
          
   Southern Nevada Rottweiler Club
          Las Vegas, NV 89129
          
   Southwestern Rottweiler Club
          San Diego, CA 92114
          
   The Rottweiler Club of Alaska
          Anchorage, AK 99514
          
   The Rottweiler Club of New Mexico
          Albuquerque, NM 87104
          
   Wasatch Rottweiler Club
          Salt Lake City, UT 84117
          
   Western Pennsylvania Rottweiler Club
          Allison Park, PA 15101
          
   Western Rottweiler Owners
          Pleasanton, CA 94566
          
   Willamette Rottweiler Club
          Clatskanie, OR 97016-2509
          
   Zia Rottweiler Alliance
          Tijeras, NM 87059
          
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    Rottweiler FAQ
    Denise D. Gross (arc@netrax.net)

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