This is an old commissionned shot of an old cute rescue rottweiller dog who had cancer... This dog was amazing, such a sweetheart and she had so much love in her eyes when she was looking at her owner it almost brought tears to my eyes...
I had a great time photographing her
Her name was Poxy.
I couldn't take her harness off since rottweillers are considered "dangerous dogs" in France and she had to keep it :/ She was the sweetest dog ever but many people feared her anyway because of how she looked...
This is absolutely beautiful! would you mind perhaps if I painted her? I'm a big fan of the rottie breed, I have never owned one but a close friend of mine has a Rottweiller "brutus" and he is the most loyal and loving dog I have ever met. It saddens me to see their reputation being soiled by irresponsible ignorant owners.
Rottweilers ROCK!!!! Rotties are one of my ultamite fave breeds, i had 5 Rotties and they were all GORGEOUS! i just looooooooove them!!!! i have a friend who is terrified of them, just because of bad publicity... so wish i could drill that darn fear out of her hardheaded mind!...
that is really sad. Rotties are awesome pets!! One of my sisters had two of them and they were such sweeties!! I played with them when I was around 5-6 years old and they were fine around us. It's the same with Dobermans, pit bulls, and a few others dogs that slip my mind. ---- anyway. this is a lovely picture of the rottie. love the clear detail. (^ w^)b
My brother had a rottweiler. I hate how they have such a bad rep. My dad didnt like her from the get-go because of the rep, but, he eventually warmed up to her once he figured out it was all about how you raised them. She never ever growled at us; she had puppies and could've cared less if we messed with them: she actually got a little jealous and was like, 'why aint you playing with me?'
you know some friends of mine had/have rottweilers as well. And need to say rottweilers have such a sweet heart for others. And I know that a rottweiler does nothing more than protecting his owner . At the horse stable where I drove horses they had 2 rottweilers they always let them loose in the box? don't know the real translation for it where people drive there horses in. But this box had high walls so the dogs couldn't escape and run around If they could they would attack you because of protecting the place. Even I had something like if that wall weren't there it would be dangerous. But once someone (owner) asked me if I want to come to get close to the dogs. He got the dogs out and I found out they where so sweet so they were only protecting the whole place . I actually fell in love with the rottweiler.
What a beautiful photo, she is such a stunning example, I can't get over her face! My family has kept rescue rottweilers for over 20 years, and thankfully over here in the UK we don't have such strict rules as in France, but the prejudice against this breed is nontheless very apparent. Largely because idiots who think these dogs make great guard dogs buy them, and there are others who treat them as a status symbol. Consequently they don't know how to handle the breed and when one attacks someone the press have a field day. But they are such beautiful creatures, the most loyal and devoted friends, and I was so happy to hear that it was a rottweiler who chased off a man who was sexually abusing a woman, and then stood over her until help arrived, he wasn't even her dog! (This was in the UK.) Sorry for the ramble, but again, stunning photo and a beautiful dog ^^ I'm sorry to hear she had cancer, one of my old boys had that
Disons simplement que les gens ont tant d'idées faussées, et qu'ils en font une telle généralité que cela tourne forcément au drame. Il est vrai qu'avec les incidents récents qu'il y'a pu y avoir avec ces chiens ( et quelques autres ), c'est la psychose, mais je trouve relativement scandaleux de porter nécessairement la faute sur le chien. ( notamment dans le cas de l'affaire sur la petite fille mordue par...un rottweiler il me semble ) Voilà une façon bien facile de dire: le chien est responsable, il doit en payer le prix.
Quoiqu'il en soit, Poxy avait l'air gentille comme tout, et semblait être bien brave, cela se lit dans son regard. Une très belle photo, merci de nous l'avoir fait partager, c'est un réel plaisir que de la regarder.
it drives me mad that all dogs of certain breeds here in the states too get the full stigma and punishment for a handful of truly horrific owners. i grew up with a doberman, and had several friends& family members from childhood to present that have owned the sweetest tempered, angelic, adorable and affectionate dobermans and rottweilers--and all of us have had problems with foolish people who believe these dogs have hatred bred into them, when very sadly, it is truly beaten into a rare few by horrible people.
i'd also like to note that i've run into more lap dogs that i've strongly steered my nephews and my boyfriend's son away from playing with. one family member has two vicious toy poodles that i absolutely refuse to let children near and will lock the dogs up in the safety of a bedroom for holidays if they're present. which, again, only reinforces to me it is the OWNER that is the problem in most cases, not the DOG! people shouldn't punish them for it! in fact, they should take measures to help rehabilitate them!
I couldn't agree more... I've never met a bad-tempered rottweiller, doberman or American staff (or "pitbull" for the non-pure bred or non-standardized ones), all the ones I've met were the sweetest dogs ever while I've met plenty ill-tempered small dogs. I guess most people don't train the usuall small dogs or "cute family dogs" because they think these are harmless, which causes many of these dogs to have behavioral disorders. It's all about the owners, not about the dogs... Statistics show pretty well there are way more dog bites caused by the "non-dangerous dogs" (according to laws) than caused by the so-called "dangerous dogs"
I really wish laws would change so these poor animals are not put to sleep when abandonned while the other ones have a second chance
Just as you shouldn't stereotype a person as you shouldn't stereotype a dog. My family had a lab once and he was protective,but he was very nice if you knew him. I also had the pleasure of meeting many nice chuwawas and bull dog's....
I'm getting off subject! She looks immensly sweet here (:
Aw, that's so sweet. I don't get how people can think that they're 'dangerous' just becuase they're rottweiller. I work at my local Humane Society and there's a rottweiller, she's one of the sweetest dogs there, so sweet and loveable Loves to cuddle
Y'know what doesn't make sense? People are always "those dogs are dangerous they were bred to attack things!" Yeah well by that logic your slobbery lovable English bulldog should be a "dangerous dog" to own too. They were bred to fight bulls after all. Or maybe your dachshund. They were bred to fight and kill Badgers in their homes.
And in all honesty the only ill tempered dogs I've ever met are (often) those little purse dogs. But a big rottie or a pitbull or a doberman are as lovable and gentle as you can meet.
I couldn't agree more... the only ill tempered dogs I've ever met were those little purse dogs as you call them, too. I've met several dogs (working in an animal shelter) and to be honest, the tamest ones were usually the so-called "dangerous dogs"
Poor sweeties, most of them are put to sleep because of their breed while they are very loveable and gentle...
good for her! that's another thing that i hate is the assumption that dogs that have been conditioned to violence are permanently stuck that way and can't be rehabilitated! all you need is a little time and patience and someone who knows what they're doing, thus why i'm getting certification as a dog trainer--to give those rescued doggies a second chance at a good home ;3
A lot of dogs are called dangerous which is mostly a mistake. Only a few of them are really dangerous and often enough, it's the owner's fault.
I heard a while ago of a family who kept a "dangerous" dog which was the sweetest guy ever, a typical children dog. But the city wanted them to pay a lot of money just for keeping this race of dog and the family couldn't afford the costs. Eventually, they had to give the dog away which is pretty sad
That's so sad These poor dogs are usually pretty nice, most "dangerous" dogs I met were the sweetest ones ever, very friendly and tame. It doesn't have anything to do with the breed but with the owner indeed
This one was a sweetheart, she would let children step on her without even moving, just trying to lick their hands
Yes, my father shared also a lot of stories with dogs. One of my favourites is that a few kids played outside and there was a huuuge mastiff with them. One of the kids grabbed the tail and pulled with all force. The mastiff just looked over his shoulder and walked gently backwards
Aww, I would have loved to see this Most dogs are quite gentle with children, the big ones are no exception (I'd even say they are especially patient and protective)... It reminds me of a very big rescue male beauceron called Hoggins my aunt had adopted, he was one of the sweetest dogs ever too : my cousins and little brother used to ride him as if he were a horse (they were very young then) and he just let them do anything they wanted such as grabbing and pulling his ears, his paws, his tail, etc... he'd do anything to please people
I miss him, I wish I can have a dog such as him someday