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I live in Northeast Ohio and I am so fed up with people telling me that my dog is too small for a Rottweiler. My Zeus turned 2 on May 30. He weighs 115 and is 26"at the sholder. From what I have researched he is within standards for a male. Most people brag about their friends 180 pound males that are from their visual description about 36"at the sholder and 170 pound females. I purchased him from a small breeder that I found nearby. I researched their breeding practices and wanted all info on parents, siblings and grandparents. I wanted a dog that was within AKC standards and had an excellent temperment. This is what I got. I do not know anything about showing him or even if he has any show lines in his history. I know that he comes from healthy lines, no hip or elbow problems 3 generations back. Am I not right that he is of good size fora male??
 

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Dont listen to what others tell you...I never do
Seriously, your dog is within the standard, and I wouldnt worry about what others say-All that really matters is that you are happy with him.
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Those people with those big dogs are usually full of s**#. A male should weight around 120 lbs to be GOOD size. The big ones are freaks and most people don't even know what they are talking about. Probably neve been to a Vet or put on a scale.


I have a VERY BIG male at 150lbs. I don't know if I have ever seen one bigger than him. People tell me the same old crap about how their friend has this and there friend has that. SHOW ME !!!
 

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The Rottweiler is my favorite breed. I intend to someday breed them and own my own kennel. I have a local breeder interested in using Zeus as a stud, but I would be very selective about any girlfriends for him. This guy trains service and protection dogs. He has a pretty good looking crew, but Zeus has not been through all the medical check-ups yet so I am putting any thoughts of Girlfriends on hold for him. ***I don't think he is to thrilled about this*** I sometimes tell him when he's been bad "If you don't stop, I am going to get you neutered!!" He then puts his head down on the floor and stares at me sadly. It cracks me up!! But anyways I am always game for any learning experiences about the breed so I figured this site might be helpful in my self Education.
 

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You will find lots of helpful advice here-Rutylr (Donna) is a breeder and can give you lots of great advice as far as breeding or even health wise if you have any questions. She is always willing to help, and everyone here will try to help in any way they can if its possible...we're one big happy family here, and we always have room for more
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If you are serious about breeding you need to find out if your dog has what it takes.He should be shown to prove he meets the standard and he should also work whether it be Obe,Agility,Rally.Weight pull are SchH.


He has to have at the least his hips x-rayed.Elbows,eyes and heart are a plus.You also need to know his lines as some lines don't go well together.Do not breed them because you can,breed them to inprove and to insure the future gets to injoy this wonderful breed the way it was ment to be.We don't need anymore puppy mills.


Sign up your dog to show in UKC shows it is more fun then AKC,the people are nicer.Once you feel confortable then try AKC.go towww.ukcdogs.com .There are always shows in Ohio and there will be a Rottweiler Spec therein Sept


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Thanks Donna that info will be helpful. I am going to wait for his hips, elbows, and eyes before I even think about possibly breeding him. But I will keep this info jotted down in his records for future reference. Right now, I am happy with him as a family member. Later on, I'd like to start a kennel with good lines.
 

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Wow if they think your rotties short they should see mine. Dallas is only 21 1/2 almost 22 inchs at shoulder,Blu is 24 at shoulders. Bigger is not better. The kennel I got blu from breeds big heads, thats not alway good do to the face will look like a mastif. Blu's dad looks just like a matif in the face. We hope he will not do this, and grows out the hump in his back.


When you get ready to breed, All I can say there is read, all you can on breeding. There is alot more to it then just getting her pregnant. Dallas has miscarried once, went through false pregnancy and labor. It can be more than you expect.
 

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There are alot of good breeders in Ohio,C-kel.von Gailingen,Private Stock.There are also bad ones.Hess Rottweilers is in it for the money not to better the breed.


Do alot of checking around and ask questions.


My biggest thing is just because we can does not mean we should.There are lots of dogs in shelters and rescues.If you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem.Breeders take the whole breed into their hands when they breed.We need to make it better not worse.


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Yes, I appreciate adopting from shelters. Just recently we rescued a companion for Zeus, as he was getting bored when we couldn't be with him. (He is a big attention freak). She is a Chocolate lab/Pit Bull X. She is not fixed yet but will be getting an appt. made this month. Whenever I start my kennel I plan to also adopt other dogs. (I am still young and have time to do my research and planning) I have always dreamed of buying 30 or more acres. I am truly an animal lover. (but not an over obsessed hoarder). I am planning on speaking with many reputable breeders over the next few years to become more aquainted with the various aspects of breeding. I am looking into 5-10 years of research before I even start. I completely understand your concerns about the problems and I do not desire to become one of them.
 
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