Competition Winner Announced!

Dog Breeds of the World is pleased to announce its first competition winner! We would like to thank all those who entered; please keep the entries coming as the competition is ongoing. The prize of a beautiful and original signed picture of the winner’s chosen breed (right) goes to Judith Rachmani of Tel Aviv, who writes:

‘Greetings from sunny Israel. I would like to see the Rottweiler featured – to counter the recent unfair negative publicity about Rottweilers. Let us pay tribute to the Rottweiler’s unfailing courage, loyalty, good nature, eagerness to please and capacity for hard work.’

Thanks, Judith, your picture is on its way. In the meantime, you can read about your chosen breed here.

Well, the Rottweiler certainly proved a popular choice! In no particular order, here are our runners up…

Jennifer Gibbard of Hampshire:

‘I think Rottweilers are a misunderstood breed. Having owned 3 beautiful Rotti’s I think its about time people remember the good things about them – how majestic, strong and loyal they are. I love them!’

Laura Love from Londonderry (great name, Laura):

‘…for the last year my son and I have been volunteering as dog walkers at our local shelter for abandoned dogs and cats. We have come into contact with a number of Rottweilers and have found them to be gentle giants. They adore affection and have been given a bad reputation by people keeping them as status symbols to appear fierce. They are really lovely animals!!!’

and Rachael Hardy of Sheffield:

‘I would love to see the Rottweiler featured, they are a gorgeous dog, loyal, strong and a wonderful companion. Sadly they are a much misunderstood breed due to bad ownership. I have just been lucky enough to adopt my fourth Rottie from a Rottweiler rescue and she is a beautiful, loving natured dog.’

Unfortunately there are no runners-up prizes available at present, but thanks to all contributors for your entries. For more information on Rottweilers, Dog Breeds of the World recommends the Rottweiler Welfare Association.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Judith Rachmani on September 6, 2010 at 14:22

    Hi Markus,

    The picture of the Rottweiler has arrived and it is as cute and adorable “in person” as it is on the web. Thank you so much for sending it to me.

    Judith Rachmani

    • Posted by markuspretzel on September 10, 2010 at 12:20

      Thank you, Judith, it is nice to feel appreciated. I’m afraid many of the other comments I receive are abusive or unkind, despite my best efforts to help with the education of people about dogs, so it is very encouraging to see something positive for a change! I hope you get many years of pleasure from your picture. With kind regards, Markus x

      • Posted by Mia on June 7, 2012 at 17:34

        We are waiting for the rstules any week now! But, the company we went with made it very clear that DNA manifests in very different ways in each dog they even provided photos of dogs that had the same DNA recipe, but looked completely different. Just like humans some things show, some don’t. I am reserving final judgment until the rstules are in but I won’t discount the rstules just because Cura doesn’t have obvious features of the breeds identified. Also remember that many of those tests only identify recognized AKC breeds there are many breeds that are not recognized by the AKC!

  2. Posted by Chinese Algebra on November 24, 2010 at 11:42

    You’re obviously very talented, Markus, but not at art.

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