Size: Males, 24" to 27". Females 22" to
25". Proportion should be considered
rather than height alone. The length of
the body, from the breast bone
{sternum} to the rear egde of the pelvis
{ischium} is slightly longer than the
height of the dog at the withers; the
most desirable proportion being as 10
to 9 . Depth of chest should be fifty
percent of the height.  
Head: Of medium length,
broad between the ears,
forehead line seen in profile
is moderatley arched.
Cheekbones and stop well
developed; length of the
muzzle should not exceed
distance between stop and
occiput. Skull is preffered
dry; however, some
wrinkling may occur when
dog is alert.
Serious Faults:  Lack of
proportion, undersize,
oversize.
Lips: Always black; corners
tightly closed. Inner mouth
pigment is dark. A pink
mouth is to be penalized.
Muzzle: Bridge is straight,
broad at base with slight
tapering towards tip. Nose
is broad rather than round,
with black nostrils.
Eyes oF medium size,
moderatley deep set,
almond shaped with well
fitting lids. Iris of uniform
color , from medium to dark
brown, the darker shade
always preffered.
Teeth: 42 in number {20
upper and 22 lower} ,
strong, correctly placed,
meeting in a scissor bite,
lower incisors touching
inside of upper incisors.
Serious Faults: Yellow {bird
of prey } eyes; eyes not of
the same color; eyes
unequal in size or shape.
Hairless lids.
Disqualifying faults:
Ectropian, Entropian,
Hairless eye lids
serious faults: Any missing
teeth , level bite.
Disqualifications : undershot
, overshot, four or more
missing teeth.
Neck; Powerful, well
muscled, moderatley long
with slight arch and with-out
loose skin.
Body: top line is firm and
level, extending in straight
line from withers to croup.
Brisket: deep reaching to
elbow.
Chest: Roomy, broad with
well pronounced forechest.
Loin: short, deep and well
muscled,
Ribs; well sprung
Croup: Broad , Medium
length, slightly sloping.
tail: Normally carried in
horizontal position, giving an
impression of an elongation
of topline. Carried slightly
above horizontal when dog
is excited. Some dogs are
born  without a tail, or very
short stub, Tail is normally
docked short close to the
body. The set of the tail is
more important than length.
Forequarters: Shoulder
blade long, well laid back at
45 degree angle. Elbows
tight , well under body.
Distance from the withers
to elbow and elbow to
ground is equal.
Legs; Strong developed
with straight heavy bone.
not set closely together.
Pasterns; Strong, springy,
and almost perpendicular to
ground.
Front feet: Round,
compact, well arched toes ,
turning neither in nor out.
Pads thick and hard., nails
short strong and black/
dewclaws may be removed.
Hindquarters: Angulation of
hindquarters balances that
of forequarters.
Upper thigh: Fairly long,
broad and well muscled.
Stifle Joint: Moderately
angulated.
Lower Thigh: Long, powerful, extensively muscled
leading into a strong  hock joint; metatarsus nearly
perpendicular to ground. Viewed from rear, hind legs
are straight and wide enough apart to fit in with a
properly built body.
Back feet; Somewhat
longer than front feet, well
arched toes turning neither
in nor out. Declaws must be
removed if present.
Coat: Outer coat is straight coarse, dense, medium
length, lying flat. Undercoat must be present on
neck and thighs , but should not show through the
outer coat.  The rottweiler should be exhibited in a
natural condition without trimming , except to
remove whiskers if desired.
Fault:  Wavy Coat.
Disqualification: Long Coat
Color: Always Black with rust to mahagony markings. The borderline
between black and rust should be clearly defined. the markings should
be located as follows: a spot over each eye; on cheek; as a strip
around each side of the muzzle, but not on the bridge of nose or
throat;triangular mark on either side of breatbone ; on forelegs from
carpus downward to toes; on inside of rear legs showing down the
front of stifle and broadening out in front  of rear legs from hock to
toes, but not completely eliminating black from back of legs; under tail.
black penciling markings on toes. the undercoat is gray or
black.Quantity and location of rust markings is important and should
not exceed ten percent of body color. insufficient or excessive
markings should be penalized.
Serious Faults: excessive Markings; white
markings any place on dog { a few hairs do
not constitute a marking} light colored
markings.  
Disqualifications: any base color other than
black; total absence of markings.
Gait: The Rottweiler is a trotter. The motion is harmonious
, sure, powerful and unhindered, with a strong forereach
and a powerful rear drive. Front and rear  are thrown
neither in nor out, as the imprint  of hindfeet should touch
that of forefeet.
In a trot, the forequarters and hindquarters are mutually
coordinated while the back remains firm; as speed is
increased legs will converge under body towards a center
line.
Character: The Rottweiler should possess a fearless
expression with a self assured aloofness that does not lend
itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships. He has an
inherent desire to protect home and family , and is an
intelligent dog of extreme hardness and adaptability with a
strong willingness to work. Judge shall dismiss from the ring
any shy or vicious Rottweiler.                 Shyness: A dog
shall be judged fundamentally shy if , refusing to stand for
examination it shrinks away from the judge ; if it fears an
approach from the rear; if it shies at sudden or unusual
noises to a marked degree.           
Viciousness: A dog that attacks or attempts to  attack
either the judge or the handler is definitley vicious. an
aggressive or belligerent attitude towards other dogs shall
not  be deemed  viciousness.
Faults: The foregoing is a description of the ideal Rottweiler.
Any structural fault that detracts from the above described
working dog must be penalized to the extent of the deviation.
Disqualifications: Under shot, four or more missing teeth .
Long Coat . Any base color other than black. Total absence of
markings.
A Standard of Perfection is the guide by which we judge a
specific breed of dog.
Based on the accepted standard from the country of the
breed's origin.
     The Rottweiler Standard
What is a Breed Standard?
A breed standard is a detailed description of an individual breed.
It is meant to portray the ideal  specimen of that breed. The
description  includes ideal structure, coat , temperament , and
gait which  is  all aspects of the dog. Because the standard
describes an ideal specimen, It isn't based on any particular dog.
It is a concept against which judges compare actual dogs, When
we breed we strive to produce Rottweilers that adhere to this
standard, The standard of the ideal European Rottweiler that is
large, robust , powerful , loyal , smart and true to the FCI
Standard.
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