Sooo this afternoon I'm about to take my dog for a run and the guy installing garage doors on my neighbours house sees him in my garage.....
Rottie guy-"Why does he have a tail? Looks weird?"
Me-"Usually if they do have a tail they're good ones that come from Europe"
Rottie guy-"How's that?"
Me-"Because they havent docked tails in Europe for 20 years and most European countries have strict working breed standards unlike here".
Rottie guy-"That's not right. Do you know why they are not supposed to have tails? Do you know what they were originally bred to do? They herded cattle and the cows used to step on thier tail so the good breeders bred that out of them."
Me-"They're all born with tails bud."
Rottie guy-"I have owned three rotties and they all had no tail when I got them. The one I have now is 140lbs. Is yours a puppy?"
Me-"No, he is 5 years old and 140X's the dog of any pet rott I've seen around here."
End of conversation.......why does everyone who owns a pet rottweiler persist in the same conversation of educating people on the breed and talk about how big and tough theirs is? I can't stand other rottweiler owners in Canada for this reason. I have only come across one other person in this country that gets the breed and knows their shit. Drives me completely nuts and irritates me beyond my wits. It's a curse I swear. They all have similar personalities and tell the tallest tails about thier dogs protectiveness and strength ect. ect......
I swear these people do more harm to the breed than the dogs that bite people do.:angry5: