Types of rottweilers?

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Loser AKA Leigh:
Hi. I'm new here, didn't really even take the time to lurk and look around, but did look at a few posts, just to see what goes on.

We have two rottweilers, and they look alike in coloring but otherwise nothing alike. My dad was told there are three types of rotties. I found online that there are German and American rotties. Wondering if anyone has any more information than that.
One is tall, has a lab-like face and personality, can jump really high, and is really paranoid. The other is blocky, has sharp teeth, can't jump, and is just good. We think the first one may have been mixed lab/rottie because when my cousin got her she only saw the mom, but we're not sure if that has to do with "breed differences" (for lack of a better term). We've had one about two years, from my cousin's boyfriend, and the other one about two weeks. They get along fine, it's just that they look so different.
Thanks in advance for any help and feel free to e'mail responses.

Jenn
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LizC:
[nq:1]We have two rottweilers, and they look alike in coloring but otherwise nothing alike. My dad was told there are three types of rotties. I found online that there are German and American rotties. Wondering if anyone has any more information than that.[/nq]
There is only one rottweiler type - standards differ only slightly across the world. However, since not all breeders pay attention to correct type when breeding, variances occur everywhere. The American Rottweiler club has a good article about this subject at:

http://www.amrottclub.org/gvamerican.pdf
"What is the difference between the German Rottweiler and the American Rottweiler" by Steve Wolfson
These days there is one major difference not noted in Steve's article though - German rottweilers have tails Emotion: smile However, some of us American breeders are leaving the tails on as well:


Liz
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Brutus, Cecil, Case, Dizzy, Edryd
and the grrls, Janni, Chrome, Elektra & Elfed
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Tallgrass:
[nq:2]We have two rottweilers, and they look alike in coloring ... rotties. Wondering if anyone has any more information than that.[/nq]
[nq:1]There is only one rottweiler type - standards differ only slightly across the world. However, since not all breeders pay ... Liz & the rottie riot squad Brutus, Cecil, Case, Dizzy, Edryd and the grrls, Janni, Chrome, Elektra & Elfed http://www.ausbreitung.com [/nq]
And they occasionaly show up with long coats, no??

Linda H.
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