The difference between German and American rottweiler?

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waitingcastlerottweilers: Can anyone tell me what the difference if any between a German rottweiler and an American rottweiler.?
I am a Rottweiler breeder I am already aware of what the answer is.
I want to see how close anyone can get.

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Answer by electrophile19
American Rottweilers are typically nervy, fear biters with fluff for brains that have a body like an overweight barrel on stilts with its front legs standing on a box. Pretty much identical to American showline GSDs. Both are pretty much crap for what their original purpose was. There’s a few good Rottie breeders who breed for working ability and temperament in the States, but the vast majority have NO CLUE what they are doing.

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  1. JOHN says

    The definition of the word “rottweiler” is…
    Any of a German breed of dog having a stocky body, short black fur, and tan face markings.
    A true rottweiler comes from Germany…
    Breed of dog descended from a breed of cattle dog left by the Roman legions in Rottweil, Germany. From the Middle Ages to c. 1900, it accompanied butchers on buying expeditions, carrying money in a neck pouch. It has also served as a guard dog, drover's dog, draft dog, and police dog. Stocky and muscular, it stands 22–27 in. (56–69 cm) and weighs 90–110 lbs (41–50 kg). It has a short, black coat, with tan markings on the head, chest, and legs.

    The breed is an ancient one, and its history stretches back to the Roman Empire. In those times, the legions travelled with their meat on the hoof and required the assistance of working dogs to herd the cattle. One route the army travelled was through Württemberg and on to the small market town of Rottweil.The principal ancestor of the first Rottweilers during this time was supposed to be the Roman war dog, local sheepdogs the army met on its travels, and dogs with molosser appearance coming from England and The Netherlands.

    This region eventually became an important cattle area, and the descendants of the Roman cattle dogs proved their worth in both droving and protecting the cattle from robbers and wild animals. It would be a brave villain who would try to remove the purse around the neck of a Rottweiler Metzgershund (Butcher's Dog of Rottweil).

    However, by the end of the 19th Century, the breed had declined so much that in 1900 there was only one female to be found in the town of Rottweil. But the build up to the World War I saw a great demand for "police dogs," and that led to a revival in interest for the Rottweiler. Its enormous strength, its intelligence, and its ability to take orders made it a natural weapon of war.

    From that time, it has become popular with dog owners, and in 1935 the breed was officially recognised by the American Kennel Club. In 1936, Rottweilers were exhibited in Britain at Crufts. In 1966, a separate register was opened for the breed.

    The first Rottweiler club in Germany, named DRK ("Deutscher Rottweiler-Klub" — German Rottweiler Club) was created the 13 January 1907, and followed by the creation of the SDRK ("Süddeutscher Rottweiler-Klub" — South German Rottweiler Club) on the 27 April 1907 and became the IRK (International Rottweiler Club). The DRK counted around 500 Rottweiler, the SDRK 3000 Rottweilers. The goal of the two clubs was different. The DRK want to produce working dogs and didn't take lot of care in the morphology of the Rottweiler. The main stud dog of this club was Lord von der Teck. The IRK tried to give an homogeneous morphology according to their standard. One of the main stud dogs of this club was Ralph von Neckar. One dog emerged and gave us the base of the actual Rottweiler type: Lord von der Teck son of Lord Remo vom Schifferstadt.

    On 14 August 1921 the two clubs merged to become the ADRK (Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub) which is now known as the official German Rottweiler club. The first currency of the ADRK was : "Die Rottweilerzucht ist und bleibt Gebrauchshundezucht" (The Rottweiler breeding is and stay the breeding of a work dog)

    A true rottie is german…

    I hope this helps someone..

  2. puppylover1025 says

    german rottweiler are much more rare dogs and harder to find while american rotties are very easy to find anyone can have an american rottie but a german rottie is more rare and it makes u seem more like a rare dog type of person

  3. Kristal G says

    I have a Rottie named Zena, and she's the sweetest dog ever. My step dad says that, from what he's observed, American Rotties are smaller and stockier, and German Rotties are bigger and leaner. However, people have told him that there really is no difference. Is he right? Or has he got it the other way around?

  4. Cristina says

    German Rotties are born in Germany, and american ones are born in America :) Simple.

    Also, rottie rule ( so do Dobermans :]) their ancistors gave my Doberman his beautiful look, they're like a skinny hybrid of rotties, and shed less ;]

  5. Big red says

    Size mainly and some of the conformation points. German are shorter and stockier with a wider head. Americans have longer legs.

  6. Jessica says

    Well, besides the fact that any dogs from across the ocean are not docked, what what I can tell they appear smaller, but heavier boned and longer loined. Same coloration and markings though but I only go by what I see from them and I'm not a professional at either breed like you are. I'm just putting in my two cents. : )

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