The collars use external seams for the dog’s comfort. They are fully adjustable with self locking sliding adjusters to avoid accidental tightening. Improve gait irregularities and leg action. Useful for agility dogs and dogs which have had spinal or leg injuries. Learn how to use clickers for training. Reward based, non-confrontational, gentle, effective and rewarding for both dog and handler. Reduce anxiety, promote calm, give confidence and reduce sensitivity to fireworks, thunder and general noise.
Particularly useful with nervous dogs and during firework season like at Bonfire Night or the New Year and trips to the vet. Also useful for dogs who experience travel sickness or are nervous on walks and fearful or aggressive towards other dogs. Colours available: Black, Brown and Red. Helps with excessive barking, chewing and licking. Can particularly help when visitors come to your home or when showing fear or being aggressive towards other dogs. The Mekuti Calming Band stops your dog from getting into the ‘Zone’ so you can attract it’s attention without using any force.
Keep your dog comfortably warm and dry during Winter and Summer! Please read our web page for details. A safe way to make a contact with an unknown dog. Again, sadly this product is no longer available and we have not yet found a suitable replacement. Removes pet hair from Rugs, carpets etc. This really works well and is so easy to use. Any personal information is only stored for statutory accounting purposes and is never given out to third parties.
Occasionally we will publicise offers of our own product range via email but you can always easily opt out from this service. Your payment details are only stored for validation and potential refund purposes and we cannot take any more funds from your payment card beyond what you specifically order though our site. Please note, all prices shown include VAT. Value Added Tax is for the UK and EU countries, this will be deducted if the goods are exported outside of Europe. This steadfast canine soldier developed from the Molossus dog of Italy, a Mastiff-type dog bred to fight lions in Roman amphitheaters and serve the army in its campaigns. The progenitors of the Rottie traveled with the conquerors, driving and protecting cattle that fed the warriors on their long and arduous treks through inhospitable terrain.
Dogs often stayed behind as the armies pressed on, breeding with the native canines and producing working dogs suited to particular climates, conditions, and occupations. The Romans crossed the Alps into southern Germany in the First Century on the road to conquering all of Europe. The Romans established the town of Arae Flaviae as a fortified cultural and administrative center. The butchers developed a larger strain of dogs for draft work, but it is the smaller herding-type Rottweilers that are most popular today. Eventually, donkeys replaced Rottweilers as city cart draft animals. The growing prominence of the railroad for shipping freight as well as transporting people led to the outlawing of cattle drives through German towns.
1900, only a single Rottie bitch was recorded in all of Rottweil. 20th Century when Rotties were recognized as potential police dogs for their intelligence, loyalty, and strength. Rottweiler breeding is working dog breeding. No Rottweiler can have a German championship without first proving his mettle as a working dog. The Rottie came to the US with a German emigrant, probably in the late 1920s. The first litter was whelped in 1930, and the first dog registered by the American Kennel Club in 1931.
The original stock in this country came from Germany, but breeding requirements in the US were not as strict as in the homeland. The breed marked time until after WWII, when it began a steady rise in popularity as an obedience dog. In more recent years, German-bred dogs have achieved a level of attention as more Rottie owners get involved in Schutzhund or protection work with their dogs. German breeders still insist on working ability in their dogs and championships are withheld if the dog cannot prove himself in the field as well as the show ring. Popularity in the US accelerated puppy production and caused health and temperament problems in the breed, but bad publicity and a general downturn in the preference for big guardian breeds has caused a turn-around. Rottweiler registrations numbered in the hundreds in the late 1940s, peaked above 100 thousand per year in the mid-1990s, and dropped to 37,355 at the end of the decade. 148 breeds, down from second a few years ago. 2000 with 13,089 litters registered. The Rottweiler is a large dog, with males ranging from 24-27 inches at the shoulder and females from 22-25 inches. Weight ranges from 80-110 pounds. The dog is slightly longer than it is tall with a large frame balanced by a deep, broad chest and heavy muscling. Rotts are always black with clearly delineated rust or mahogany markings over the eyes, on the side of the muzzle, and on throat, chest, and lower legs. The tail is docked short and carried at or slightly above horizontal as an extension of the level back. The Rottie coat is smooth and short with an undercoat present on the neck and thighs.