by babbles24 on 20 January 2017 - 04:01
I don't know the degree of your disability, but have you checked if you are eligible for a service dog? If not, my advice would be to look for breeders that have a good track record producing service dogs, as that is the kind of dog you are looking for.. Mellow, patient, calm, understanding etc.
May i also suggest that you look into shelter dogs? There are a lot of dogs with that temperament(and i am talking from experience)..
Correct me if i am wrong, but i get the feeling that you want to get a rottie because you want to recreate your experience with the pup you lost early?
If thats the case please understand that as we are all different, the same apply to the dogs. It would be unfair to compare the new dog to the old one, or to expect it to behave the same way..
In any case, see the dog that you are getting, spend some time with it, dont just order it online, especially from a breeder like the one you mention!
If rottweiler tail is too "whipy" for you maybe you can look at other breeds? It is certainly not worthy compromising the quality of your new mate for a tail..;)
by kelcole64 on 29 January 2017 - 01:01
by vk4gsd on 29 January 2017 - 02:01
How on earth did you reach that conclusion ?
by Hundmutter on 29 January 2017 - 06:01
you have to accept head & soul that the new dog will be an individual in its own right, it is very, very unlikely to turn out 'just like' a previous dog. Not a good place to start from; although people do it, the chances of disappointment are high. And sometimes hoping one dog will turn out very similar to another means the new dog's own, different, good qualities get missed out on. Not to say any dog can't remind you of previous dogs' good company or special points - but please do not proceed as though you are relying on that.
by max930 on 10 February 2017 - 18:02
It depends on the country. Most of Europe has banned tail docking, 20 or so years ago. So even the places that still allow it. Don't because of the ban elsewhere. In Canada, British Columbia has banned tail docking. Expect other provinces to follow suit. Tail docking is less popular in Canada by most breeders these days anyway. Both CKC and AKC, if you dock one you have to dock all. Even in the USA there is a movement towards tails. I'm a tail fan, so I skip the breeders that insist on docking. I know its a hot issue with American Rott breeders. Most warn of their preference on their ads and websites.
I'm a Rottweiler guy. But have GSD's now simply because they are better working dogs. But now my Shepherd is old enough to add another dog. So I'm looking now at Rottweiler's. I do show at Sieger shows. Ok its been 10 years since I've bought a Rottweiler. I'm more familiar with the older lines and most of the breeders I knew, are not breeding now.
Country and city location, I might have a general idea of the breeders breeding the old lines I like near you.
by stephanied on 26 February 2017 - 14:02
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by Koots on 26 February 2017 - 18:02
Max930 - are you on Vancouver Island? Were you at one time a member or have been to the now-defunct RGSSC?
To the OP - it sounds like you are wanting a dog to fill a void in your life and to be a confidant/buddy. I think that you could possibly find a dog that suits those requirements from a rescue agency, and that you don't need to look far afield. Many dogs in rescues are so happy to have a stable home where they are wanted and will repay their adoptee with a lifetime of devotion. I realize you are looking for a specific breed of dog but there are many rescue agencies that have breed-specific mandates and may have just the right dog for you. One of my GSD's is from a rescue, and she is a daughter of a world-class working dog.
by kelcole64 on 13 March 2017 - 01:03