All aspirant Rottweiler owners wish to get home German Rottweiler pups because of their reputation. Discerning owners perceive them as being superior to the American breed. But this matter creates a fair amount of confusion about the difference between the types.

The modern-day Rottweiler, German or American, is the descendant of the Mastiff used by the Roman legions on their conquests across Europe. In the 8th century, they set up camp near the Neckar river in Germany with their herders. These stout and sturdy dogs remained and the Germans used them down the centuries to hunt bear and as herders. They eventually got the name from the German town of Rottweil. Rotties were originally called Rottweiler Metzgerhund, the butchers’ dogs. They herded cattle and pulled meat carts.

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We need to first clear the air on what makes up German Rottweiler pups. A German Rottweiler was either born in Germany or whose parents were born there and have ADRK registration papers. ADRK, or Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub, is the sole association taking care of the Rottweiler breed in Germany.

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The main difference between American Rottweiler and German Rottweiler pups is the standards. ADRK has many more stringent norms and standards.

The test starts at the breeding stage. A Rottweiler in Germany must conform to both physical appearance and the right temperament as set down by the ADRK. They have a Breeding Suitability Test. It must also have certification relating to genetic diseases such as JLPP and hip and elbow dysplasia. Then, they ascertain if the mating Rottweiler is compatible. It is also verified if this mating will better the breed. Only if they meet all the criteria are the pups registered as German Rottweiler pups. The ADRK ensures that the breed is in harmony in every way and the pups are purebred Rottweiler German pups.  They should be free from genetic diseases and have confirmed parentage. They should also have followed the breeding standards required for German Rottweilers.

The back is solid and the chest is well sprung, and this is essential for form. Inappropriate alignment causes wear and tear of the hips, joints, and elbows that might cause problems later.

The motto of the ADRK is to take care of the Rottweiler breed. And the German club maintains that Rottweiler breeding is essentials for the breeding of working dogs. So German Rottweiler pups don’t just look like a Rottweiler. They also exhibit all the characteristics of the Rottweiler. They also can do all the duties that the breed was essentially tasked to perform.

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The German Rottweiler pup will have a broader skull and short muzzle. This will give it greater bite strength. The rich and well-defined markings are clearly indicated for a German pup. They have a solid and compact bone structure with a massive muscular frame. A German Rottweiler pup also has a natural tail as opposed to the docked tail of the American ones.

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Thus German Rottweiler pups are those born in Germany or one whose parents are ADRK registered. They have to adhere to strict and exacting regulations as laid down by the ADRK. The pups they breed are consequently superior in temperament, looks, and health.

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