Saturday, March 5, 2011

Stand By Our Breed Standard!

The following was written by "Rotties4Ever":

It seems to me that with the constant threat of the animal rights extremists trying to take away our right to dock (and/or crop depending on breed) our dogs, one would think that members ---and especially the leaders---of the parent club, would be more determined than ever to preserve the Rottweiler as outlined in the breed's standard.  Instead, members have chosen to flat-out ignore the fact that they are a docked breed and choose to exhibit natual tailed dogs.

What message does showing a tailed dog send to the ARs???  It says that our dogs don't need to be docked!  This is playing right into the loonies hands if we don't stand by our breed and our BREED'S STANDARD!  Don't you understand that every time you exhibit your tailed dogs, you are adding fuel to the animal rights fire???  Not to mention totally disregarding the AKC breed standard?

Which brings up the point of the AKC judges who put up these dogs!  They obviously need to reread our breed standard---"tail docked short"....How can a judge judge a Rottweiler with a tail when there is no description in the standard for a natural tail?  Do you AKC judges not realize that you are dooming us all to the animal rights agenda to ban docking?  When you "put up" a Rottweiler with a natural tail you are sending the message that whether they are docked or not, doesn't matter!  That they don't have to be docked to compete!

As for me, I won't give my money to any judge that puts up dogs with natural tails.  And I would hope that the ARC would stand by our breed and sanction those that choose to so blatantly disregard the standard by choosing to exhibit dogs with tails, especially those members that are our leaders.  This is sad for our breed.

Sumitted by Rotties4Ever

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Welcome To Rottweilers R Docked--The Blog

This blog was created as part of an ongoing effort to preserve the Rottweiler as a DOCKED breed in the United States, in accordance with the breed's AKC Standard.  The docked tail is an important characteristic; it is but one of the defining essences of the breed.

Why is this effort necessary?

Not only is our breed under constant attack from animal rights activists (who either want to see the practice of docking tails banned entirely, or those that want to limit, restrict or outright BAN the ownership of Rottweilers completely), but our breed, and our breed's standard,  is being tossed aside and ignored by owners, breeders, exhibitors and AKC judges, who choose to totally disregard the standard in relation to the tail being docked.

As a reminder, the Rottweiler breed standard states:  (emphasis added)
Tail--Tail docked short, close to body, leaving one or two tail vertebrae. The set of the tail is more important than length. Properly set, it gives an impression of elongation of topline; carried slightly above horizontal when the dog is excited or moving.
Anyone that can read and understand the English language should have no problem understanding that our standard says, "tail docked short". 

The sentence, "The set of the tail is more important than length", refers to the DOCKED TAIL; not a natural one. 

Therefore, a natural tail is a deviation from the written standard for the Rottweiler.  A tail just isn't a tail, it effects the overall "look and appearance" of the breed, especially with regards to the croup.

There are numerous venues for which one can enter and participate with their naturally tailed dogs; but the AKC conformation ring is not one of them.