Yago !


This blog is in Memory of the vanished Rottweiler dog "YAGO" which was a paramount example of excellent representative of rottweiler dog breed.

He was the most extraordinary " type " which I have encountered in my life.


Oh the Rottweiler, such a wonderful breed of dog, sometimes so misunderstood. When you know, and live with, the breed you will soon learn that he is not all guard dog. The Rotty is loving, friendly and despite his size the basic and fundamental part of the Rottweiler temperament is love.


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Rottweiler Dog.

Like the mythical Greek hero Hercules, the Rottweiler is strong and true with a loving heart. Affectionately called Rotties or Rotts, the breed originated in Germany, where it was used to drive cattle and pull carts for farmers and butchers. That heritage is reflected in the Rottie's broad chest and heavily muscled body. When he moves, he displays strength and stamina, but when you look into his eyes you see warm, dark-brown pools reflecting a mellow, intelligent, alert, and fearless expression.

A well-bred Rottweiler is calm and confident. He's typically aloof toward strangers, but never timid or fearful. Rottweilers exhibit a "wait-and-see" attitude when confronted with new people and situations. When these characteristics come together as they should, the Rottweiler is a natural guard dog with a mellow disposition who is successful not only in police, military, and customs work, but also as a family friend and protector.

Rotties have a natural instinct to protect their families and can be ferocious in their defense. It's essential to channel their power and protectiveness by providing early socialization, firm, fair, consistent training and leadership, and a regular job to perform. When this doesn't happen, Rottweilers can become dangerous bullies rather than the companionable guardians they're meant to be.

Rottweilers walk a fine line between protectiveness and aggressiveness. If they aren't carefully bred for a calm, intelligent temperament and properly socialized and trained, they can become overly protective. That might sound like what you want, but a Rottie who lacks the ability to discriminate is dangerous to everyone he encounters, not just the bad guys.

You must be able to provide your Rottweiler with leadership he can trust and respect without resorting to anger or physical force. Otherwise, he'll take the role of top dog for himself. With a dog as powerful and intelligent as the Rottweiler, this is a recipe for disaster.

Despite what you might have heard, Rottweilers are not temperamentally unsound or inherently vicious. Well-bred, well-socialized Rotties are playful, gentle, and loving to their families. They are easy to train if treated with respect and make great companions.

As wonderful as Rottweilers can be, they aren't the dog for everyone. You must not only be dedicated to training and socializing your Rottie, you must also deal with people who don't understand the breed and pre-judge it. Because of bad or tragic experiences with Rottweilers or other large breeds, some cities have banned the breed. It's unfair to judge an entire breed by the actions of a few, but it's a reality you will have to deal with if you own a Rottweiler.

You can do your part to redeem the reputation of the breed by training your Rottweiler to obey and respect people. Most important, don't put your Rottie in the backyard and forget about him. This is a dog who is loyal to his people and wants to be with them. If you give him the guidance and structure he needs, you'll be rewarded with one of the finest companions in the world.

The ideal Rottweiler is calm, confident, and courageous, never shy. He has a self-assured aloofness and doesn't make friends with people immediately or indiscriminately. Instead, he takes a wait-and-see attitude with new people or situations. With his family, he's affectionate, often following them around the house. This is not a highly excitable dog. He has an inherent desire to protect his family and property, but should never be aggressive toward people without cause. The Rottweiler is smart and adaptable with a strong work ethic.

You'll see some differences between the sexes. Males are quiet but watchful, constantly assessing their surroundings for threats. Females are somewhat easier to control and may be more affectionate. Both are highly trainable but can be stubborn.

Rottweilers require firm, consistent but not harsh discipline. A sharp word is often a sufficient reprimand, but only if you've clearly established your leadership. If not, he may try to bully or bluff you. This is not a dog for people who lack assertiveness or don't have time to devote to training and supervision. Earning a Rottweiler's respect involves setting boundaries and teaching consequences for inappropriate behavior, both of which take time and patience.

Temperament is affected by a number of factors, including heredity, training, and socialization. Puppies with nice temperaments are curious and playful, willing to approach people and be held by them. Choose the middle-of-the-road puppy, not the one who's beating up his littermates or the one who's hiding in the corner. Always meet at least one of the parents — usually the mother is the one who's available — to ensure that they have nice temperaments that you're comfortable with. Meeting siblings or other relatives of the parents is also helpful for evaluating what a puppy will be like when he grows up.

Like every dog, Rotties need early socialization — exposure to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences — when they're young. Socialization helps ensure that your Rottweiler puppy grows up to be a well-rounded dog. Enrolling him in a puppy kindergarten class is a great start. Inviting visitors over regularly, and taking him to busy parks, stores that allow dogs, and on leisurely strolls to meet neighbors will also help him polish his social skills.


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Sunday, 18 July 2004


At the bedroom...........and absolute no will to go  sleep............

 he Rottweiler is one of the oldest domestic dog breeds around. Originating in Germany, the history of this beloved dog breed goes all the way back to 70 A.D. Centuries later, it has become what we know today as the Rottweiler. The Rottweiler is considered to be a dog breed that is medium to large in size and in accordance to the FCI standard, it should be 61 to 69 cm in height. On the other hand, a female Rottweiler should be 56 to 63 cm tall. When it comes to weight, the average Rottweiler should be 110 to 132 lbs. if it is a male. For female Rotts, they should weigh between 77 to 105 lbs. Weight and height should be relative to one another.

Moving on to temperament and disposition, a Rottweiler is generally good-natured, composed, loyal, obedient and hardworking. It has a natural physical appearance and it is confident, sure and courageous in its behaviour. It is not uncommon for Rottweilers to be kept as guard dogs in many homes as they are a very alert dog breed. It is also a known fact that Rottweilers like to take their time when warming up to new company – whether dogs or humans and they have the tendency to be aloof.

Rottweilers will go to extremes to defend its home and family. They are used to working hard and are an excellent choice for either a companion or guardian dog. While undeniably there are records of dangerous behaviour in Rottweilers, typically this is a result of neglected, abused, or ill-training and socialisation. Rottweilers are not lacking in the strength department and this is why it is absolutely critical that they are trained and socialised in ample measure.

Sunday, 4 July 2004


But I'm confused and have, basically, no will.............anyway............

 This is not an easy task, so I am not going to pretend like it is. You must establish a dominant role if you want your Rottweiler to respect you. This starts in the home. At dinner time, you must always eat your dinner first, then feed your Rottweiler. And no table food! This is a good place to start establishing the dominant role.

Also, when you are walking around your house, and your Rottie is following you, make sure you always enter and exit the room first, letting your Rottweiler follow behind you. But it is not that simple, make sure you invite them in or out with you. Using their name, tell them, “come on.” Wait for them to follow you and then reward them with a pat on the head.

When walking your Rottweiler, try to maintain that same level of dominance you are using in your home. Always control what direction you will be walking, and when the walk is over. You can do this by always making sure your Rottweiler is next to you and not in front of you leading you around. Following, I will explain how you can practice this exercise.

 They can become easily distracted, especially when they are excited about going for a walk. Anytime you take your Rottweiler out of your home and into a new environment, there are always going to be distractions. Whether that distraction is squirrels, people, other dogs, loud construction, or traffic, we must keep our Rottweiler focused on us.

This may require you to bring along a toy from home that your Rottie likes to play with. Or even a few treats or pieces of dog food. These tools can now be used to avert distractions. If your Rottie is walking along with you and becomes overwhelmed with excitement when they see the neighbors are also taking their dog for a walk across the street, if your dog is pulling on the leash, turn around and head in another direction and distract them by showing them their toy. Make them think that now you are going to play a game. Toss them their toy a few times. Now that they are focused on you, start walking again. If another distraction comes along, avert the distraction by repeating this exercise. When you feel they have done a great job keeping their focus on you, it is ok to reward them with a treat or a piece of dog food. This positive reinforcement can help the dog better understand what you are trying to teach them.

It takes a lot of patience to correct leash pulling, and it requires a lot of walking in circles, but eventually your Rottweiler will get the hint and understand that leash pulling actually gets you nowhere.