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======= There are nearly 100 FAQ's available for this group. For a complete listing of these, get the "Complete List of RPD FAQs". This article is posted bimonthly in rec.pets.dogs, and is available via anonymous ftp to rtfm.mit.edu under pub/usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/faq-list, via the Web at http://www.zmall.com/pet_talk/dog-faqs/lists/faq-list.html, or via email by sending your message to mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with send usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/faq-list in the body of the message. This article is Copyright 1996 by the Author(s) listed below. It may be freely distributed on the Internet in its entirety without alteration provided that this copyright notice is not removed. It may NOT reside at another website (use links, please) other than the URL listed above without the permission of the Author(s). This article may not be sold for profit nor incorporated in other documents without he Author(s)'s permission and is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty. ========== Rottweilers Author 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. _________________________________________________________________ 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. _________________________________________________________________ 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. _________________________________________________________________ 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. _________________________________________________________________ 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. _________________________________________________________________ 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. _________________________________________________________________ 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 _________________________________________________________________ Rottweiler FAQ Denise D. Gross (arc@netrax.net)