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November 25, 2012

PET OF THE WEEK: Champ looks to rebound with new family

By ELLEN HARGLE | Special to the Index

“Champ,” this week’s Pet of the Week, is a 2-year-old Rottweiler, possibly a mix, which was dumped at the shelter along with a Great Pyrenees – last week’s pet of the week.

Champ weighs around 60 pounds, is black with rusty markings and has a docked tail.

Champ’s ancestors were drover’s dogs accompanying livestock herds the Romans brought with them when invading Europe. Germans recognized the controllable herding and guarding instincts and selectively bred the Rottweiler for these traits. As the need for these traits diminished, so did the Rottweiler.

The breed almost fell into extinction in the early 1900s. As a result, a club formed and established a breed standard and, since then, the breed has not changed much.

Calm and confident, Champ gets along well with other dogs at the shelter. He is extremely adaptive and would make a great addition as a companion dog in a home. Champ will have strong loyalties to his owners, but would take a wait-and-see attitude to strangers in this environment. He needs a home, preferably with an active family and a fenced-in yard to exercise in.

The cost of adoption includes neutering and a rabies shot. To adopt Champ or any of numerous dogs and cats at the Mineral Wells Animal Shelter, call (940) 328-7752.

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