Long snout vs short snout of Rottweiler
The Rottweiler dog’s origin is from Germany. A well breed of Rottweiler dog is well suited to be a companion, service, rescue and a working dog. This breed of dogs is all about balance, endurance, proportionality, intelligence and strength. The general appearance of the ideal Rottweiler is a medium large, robust and powerful dog, black with clearly outlined rust markings. What people (Specially Rottweiler breeders) mainly expect of a Rottweiler is its strength, whose powerful appearance and its black coat (clearly defined with rich tan markings) doesn’t lack nobility. When considering the proportionality, the skull size and the muzzle size of a well breed Rottweiler needs to be proportionate.
According (Anirban, 2019), the majority prefer short muzzle Rottweiler breeds. Which has resulted in the increase of snub-nosed Rottweilers today. Different people have different views concerning the snub nose of a Rottweiler. Some believe that a long snout is due to improper or over breeding, while also some others oppose this belief by saying that the original German lines have a more narrow and longer snout. However, the Rottweiler Breed standard describes the physical appearance of its muzzle as fairly short, deep and broad.
Snub nosed and the long nosed have many things in common, but among which there are also a few differences as given below.
Snub nosed Rottweiler
As mentioned before some people prefer snub nosed rottweilers. This increasing popularity of snub-nosed Rottweilers may well be because most people want dogs to be friendly, good with children and trainable. As suggested in the study by (Anna, 2016), these snub-nosed dogs are more affectionate and make better guard dogs. They were also found to be easier to train than its companion the long-nosed. However, this snub-nosed Rottweilers are likely to cost more and they also have more chance for suffering with regard to health problems such as in breathing and Arthritis.
Breathing is one of the major problems encountered by snub nosed Rottweilers, which is also a general issue experienced in all snub-nosed dog breeds. According to Professor Paul McGreevy, short nosed or flat faced dog breeds may experience partial obstruction of the upper airway due to physical characteristics such as narrowed nostrils, an overly long pal ate, or collapse of the larynx.
Biting is one other problem which owners of these type of Rottweiler dogs have to be concerned about.
Long snout Rottweiler
The physical type of the long nose Rottweiler is said to have been formed as a result of long hikes and constant voltage. Since ancient times, this breed has been used as a guard, but over time, many other purposes as being a police dog, a guide, a lifeguard and a psychotherapist were added. It is a powerful and warlike breed. It’s known for its quiet strength and quick reactions, bravery and discretion. Like the snub-nosed, Rottweilers with the long snout are also considered devoted to the family and for its love of children.
However according to (Anne, 2016), long snout dogs are more cautious and less aggressive towards strangers than the snub-nosed.
Some people believe in two breeds as the American Rottweiler and the German Rottweiler. But according to the AKC Rottweiler standard, there is no difference between the two, other than the standards of breeding adopted in these countries. Germany are stricter on these breeding standards than in America, therefore Rottweiler dogs from Germany tend to be more consistent and stable with a more appealing appearance. This doesn’t mean American breed dogs are all ill breed, but there is a slight possibility in comparison to Germany.
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