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.