A CAREFUL LOOK AT THE TWO SUB TYPES OF ROTTWEILER DOGS IN NIGERIA.
BE CAREFUL,ASK QUESTIONS,BE PATIENT,RUN CHECKS-these are a must if you must get a good Rottweiler dog in Nigeria.
The Rottweiler dog has joined some other dog breeds to be involved in some controversy.
There a GIANTS called Roman Rottweilers-we wrote about these previously.
There are the real working class dogs,square heads,bulky looks,athletic,muscular dogs,THE GERMAN Rottweilers
There are taller leaner dogs,without box heads,without the squat and bulky looks,that are termed AMERICAN Rottweilers.
There are also Rottweilers in Nigeria that came from poor breeding plans or bad bloodlines,these do not tend to either the German or the American Rottweilers.
Prime Rottweilers puppies with good blood lines and square, squat(box heads),with all the traits of the pure true German dogs costs from about N100,000 and above and a well worth it.
I have seen N150,000 puppies,with great looking “parents”,standard size,box head,squat muscular bodies,agile,athletic.
Some dogs turn out not too good in adulthood because due diligent checks were not run.
In actual fact,there is only one true Rottweiler,that which conforms to the breed standards-24 inches to 27 inches tall Males,weighing about 50 kg to 60 kg.
However there are noticeable variations even among the so called pure German Box head Rottweilers-
1.Variations in size
2.Variations in body shape
3.Variations in head shape
Even among Rottweilers from the same litters,you may notice this variation especially when diet was compromised during pregnancy.
Also good breeders selectively prune out undesirable traits from the Father dog -Sire-and the Mother dog -Dam-to ultimately get the true standard Rottweiler.
With proper research,save the Artificial Gigantic Roman Rottweiler,there should be only one type of Rottweiler-THE TRUE GERMAN ROTTWEILER.
True look Rottweiler Picture Courtesy-vomfloodrottweilers.com