Aug 6, 2003, 6:27 AM
I do agree with Pollux, but I am not familar with the bloodlines that are available in Malaysia. I think it is important to find a reliable breeder and make sure that you could see the parents of the puppy. The trouble is that you must find a trustworthy one, who really would show you the parents. The closer the line breeding, the more the puppy will inherit from the parents per the genetic makeup.
Re: [rottie] Rottweiler puppy needed
Try to select the puppy at about 8 weeks old, and it should be a minature adult so to speak. Look for proportion and standard from a rough cut, and make sure that it has at least the first vaccination shots done.
No dew claws on the hind legs, but front is okay. The rest must follow standards, such at the bite. Don't believe too much that the bite will change to the correct standard, if there is too much over or under shot.
If you are looking for show quality, support your left palm under the puppy's neck. That is using your index finger and the thumb to form a U shape to hook up its head. Place your right thumb on the puppy's back (right at the croup) and use your index & middle fingers to lift the puppy in between its hind legs. Therefore, you could see the nicely stretched out suspended puppy, and give you a nice look of the angulation as well. It is like stacking the dog for show, except you are stacking the puppy without the need to train or struggle. Remember, do this at 8 to 9 weeks, as a guideline.
Read the web for guidelines to puppy selection concerning temperament. Do not get one that runs away and hide... If you are planning to go for obedience trial, then pick one that is outgoing and gutsy; active and willingly respond.
If you are going for show, then make sure that you look at the standards.
Regarding ZTP, working titles and so on, it will be good for line breeding. Regarding x-rays, HD is much more important than ED, but I am really not sure that you can really really get HD frei puppies even though both parents are HD Frei. This is because there are so many factors influencing HD.
Well..hope you find your ideal ROTTIE!