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What a beautiful group! I'm sure you have no problem telling them apart, but I'd be so confused! LOL
 

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Yeah, they do double duty as a home security system and speed bumps. :D
My grandchildren can tell them apart as easily as I can, but most people do have trouble telling who is who. They're good dogs. GREAT dogs.
 

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Yahoo! I love Rottie pictures. What a wonderful family picture. Tell us more about each one. They are all rescues right? I would love to hear more about each of them. :)
 

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Yes, all are from the local shelter but one. He came from a shelter about 30 miles away. Rom was heartworm + and malnourished (60 lbs and 2 years old) when I got him. Grizz-Bang used to be just Grizz. I think he's a Rottie/Mastiff cross, marked like a Rottie but built more like a Mastiff (there's a guy here in town who deliberately breeds this mix). We added the Bang after his name because he's a clutz, and when you call his name, he normally knocks something over trying to get to you. This is Hannah Grrrl's 4th home that we know of. She's a talker, and used to NEVER smile...but when she came here 4 years ago and was ARR ARR ARRing at me, I finally said, in my most growly, gravelly voice, "I RRRRuv you too" and she smiled! I think she unnerves most people, but she's never shown an aggressive nature, she's just a vocal doggy. Libby aka Miss Mess is the highest prey drive dog I've ever lived with. Amazing. She has taken a lot of thought and planning, but is wonderful with humans. We spent hours together the first few weeks at baseball games (way in the back of the parking lot at first), playgrounds, etc. until she no longer reacted to the squeals and flailing arms of children. She's really good at lure coursing and agility, also wonderful with kids now. DeeOhGee also answers to OCD, which probably explains his being dumped at the shelter. But I sort of like working with him. He's getting pretty good at canine freestyle, but we're taking it easy these days, as we're pretty sure (without a bone biopsy) that he has bone cancer in a front leg. The x-ray looked pretty suspicious. I've adopted 17 Rotties in the past 28 years, and rehomed another 46. Just a small effort, but I felt I had to do something when back in the 80's, they were killing approximately 5 Rotties a month at our local shelter. Now this town is down to just 3 backyard breeders of Rotties, and not as many are ending up at the shelter. Two of the dogs I currently have sort of resemble each other (DeeOhGee and Libby), and I've sort of wondered if they're from the same breeder, although I think DeeOhGee is older by at least one year. Doesn't really matter, I love them all. :)
 

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Well God Bless you for saving all of those beautiful babies. I wish there were a lot more like you in this world. I am happy to say that the number of Rotties in this area has gone down a lot in the past few years. Sadly, the number of another misunderstood breed is climbing without an end in sight. :(
Our local shelter took on a Operations manager that "Felt comfortable" putting all the Rotties to sleep for the last few years. I guess that is part of the reason for the depletion in numbers as well.
I am so glad that you have found this forum. I love seeing all the Rottie pictures myself and I think having more "friendly Rottie" pictures viewed by all is a good thing.
 

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Not many people are willing to adopt an adult Rottweiler or any of the pitbull type dogs. It's a shame. They're not always easy adoptions, but I've only given up on one in all these years. A fearful female that just would not bond with a human.
 

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Not many people are willing to adopt an adult Rottweiler or any of the pitbull type dogs. It's a shame. They're not always easy adoptions, but I've only given up on one in all these years. A fearful female that just would not bond with a human.
Too true and yet we had a pretty good placement rate before the management changes. I believe in giving all dogs an equal chance. IF they cannot be placed then a difficult decision needs to be made. My very favorite ever dog was an adult Rottie that I failed my foster on and kept. ;) she was only 48 pounds when I got her and she ended up well over a hundred. She had also been shot with a pellet gun and had some issues. She ended up being a wonderful Therapy dog. How do they manage to forgive such abuses? We should be so good.
I am a foster mom failure. I won't even try ever again. All 3 of my last fosters stayed forever. I still have the last one. I am not too proud to admit it. I have bonding issues. lol

At any rate, your fur family is lovely and I look forward to hearing much more about them.
 

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I think you said you have two dogs now. Are both Rotties? I'll have to go look for dog pictures to put with the people I get to know here!
 

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Yup! I am a Rottie person through and through. For over 30 years now. :) I keep threatening to downsize to a Doberman on my next dog but we shall see.

Oliver is my current rescue boy. He is the worst bred Rottie I have owned but such a sweet boy.


and Carsten is my first ever dog from a breeder.

He is sweet too.
 

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OMG I'm in Black and Tan HEAVEN!!!!!! What a crew!!!!

Yes, Inga, you're going to get a Dobe, they go great with Rotties!!! :p
 

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So many Rotties! I wish I had a good picture of my old Rottie gal to share. They're such a wonderful breed.
 
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