Jun 21, 2003, 10:19 AM
Post #20 of 89
I think it will be a lengthy debate on what will be the character or temperament of a Rottweiler in 20 to 30 years. Only responsible breeders and responsible owners could possibly preserve that working Rottweiler that you hope to have as a honourable heritage. I think the governments and generic population will not tolerate any more "accidents" similar to the one in KL several years ago. I totally agree with you that Rottweiler should not be a Lab or GR, but people start to buy Rottweiler without understanding the need to train and learning how to handle them because they are looking for a guard or macho dog for security reasons.
Anyway, I don;t think you need to pay for V rated dog for protection or SchH or VPG (replaced SchH), because all pink-certificate pedigree should have sufficient drive and temperament for protection work. People make comments and compare Rick, and I do agree to a certain extend if you are doing a generic commentation. Rick produces so many litters and puppies, and really you must look at the bitch as well. Anyway, from a bloodline standpoint, I think Balou coming from Jackomo and Noris are stronger temperament dog. Therefore in that sense...hmmm..I will say he is a stronger male than Rick in terms of temperament. My view is that there is no perfect dog, and so you must choose what you really want. One of Balou's kid Ambassador von Shambala just won the V1 Working title in the World Rottweiler Show in Dortmund a few weeks ago. Search the web and you could see his picture. By the way, Balou has a half brother Vico von Flugschneise (out of Jackomo) and I think he had a stronger temperament than Balou. He is banned from Korung because his trainer made a mistake by pushing him just before his Korung, and he "attacked" the judge when he tried to measure his chest .
I am not a breeder by profession and not even serious in breeding, and I read a lot about genetics and Rottweiler from a passionate hobby perspective. Therefore, I do agree with getting a good working bitch to start with, but definitely not any "V" rated dog. That is why people need to study about bloodline because of phenotype and genotype heriditary dorminace. Therefore, even though it is hard to quantify, I would say pick a "V" rate stud to complement what you think if inadequate in your bitch line (that is look at his parentage and direct siblings).
My male father is Furst vom Wolfert Turm (K'Sg96,B'Sg95,etc.), brother of Flash that is found in many Yugoslavian and Romanian lines. My dam's father is Brutus von Hammerschemeide (B'Sg96 and son of Pascha v Hegestrauch - perfect scoring 300 pts. working dog in German history).
I am not in the dog show circuit nor in any pet trade and I spent a lot of time working and travelling. Therefore, I just do not have time to visit regional shows. I have learnt something about people in the dog trade over the past so many years, and therefore, I do not comments about dogs openly in the dog circuit. I have seen some very nice looking adult dogs that are imported from East European countries, but I need to caution you that you can never be certain of the quality of their bloodlines. Having the piece of paper is just not good enough to prove anything, and I will leave my remarks as such.