This article is from the Rottweilers Breed FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Denise Gross).
The AKC Standard describes the physical appearance and other desired
qualities of the breed otherwise known as "Type". The Standard
describes an ideal representative of the breed. No individual dog is
perfect, but the Standard provides an ideal for breeders to strive
Because of copyright concerns over the collection of all the Standards
at any single site storing all the FAQ's, AKC Standards are not
typically included in the Breed FAQs. The reader is referred to the
publications listed at the end of this document, or to the National
Breed Club (The American Rottweiler Club) for a copy of the Standard.
A copy of the AKC Standard can be read on-line at