Is there an American and German breed of Rottweilers ? What's the difference between the two?

Asked by Member 1144699 on Dec 11th 2012 in Rottweiler
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Nope. It's all just the Rottweiler.

Kolbe answered on 12/11/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


If the Rottweiler is born in America, it's called an "American Rottweiler", if the Rottweiler is born in Germany, it's called the "German Rottweiler".

The German and American Rottweiler does not exist, they just go by where the dog is born so if the dog is born in America, they call the dog an American Rottweiler since it was born in America and if the dog was born in Germany, they call the dog a German Rottweiler since it was born in Germany.

The only Rottweiler is a Rottweiler. There's no such thing as German or American Rottweiler.

Member 930032 answered on 12/11/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Actually, there ARE subtle the differences between West German Shepherds and American German Shepherds or between English Labradors and American Labradors or many other breeds.
Much of these differences won't be noticed by the average pet owner but they are there and usually consist of amount of bone, height, slight differences in the head and back skull, differences in angulation, etc. They are still recognized as the breed in question by most everyone no matter what country they originate from and the standards are very similar, if not the same.
An American Rottweiler and a German Rottweiler would still be judged together in a CACIB type show and the winner would most likely depend on the country the judge was from.
In some breeds, like the GSD and the Labrador, these differences are more pronounced and usually lead to them not being shown together in the same venue, but they are less so at the present in the Rottweiler.

Member 641257 answered on 12/11/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer