Dog of the Day: Rottweiler

Another Rottie, for today. They’re not a breed I’ve spent a lot of time with, but I like them. The eyebrows always make them look goofy, and they often seem quite happy to reinforce that opinion by dancing around and acting all silly. Which is one of the better hobbies a dog can have.

Incidentally, did you know that it’s apparently proper to capitalize ‘Rottweiler’ because it’s a place name? As in ‘Ich bin ein Rottweiler’. Not-so-incidentally, there are two more pictures after the break.

Look at that sweet face. I've heard some people say Rottweilers are dangerous. I've been bitten by Chihuahuas. I've only been drooled on by Rottweilers.

Look at that sweet face. I've heard some people say Rottweilers are dangerous. I've been bitten by Chihuahuas. I've only been licked by Rottweilers.

Oop. He has an itch. The world must stop.

Oop. He has an itch. The world must stop.

Even with the goofy eyebrows, Rottweilers do do a great 'noble dog' impression, don't they?

Even with the goofy eyebrows, Rottweilers do do a great 'noble dog' impression, don't they?

Immediately after this picture was taken, I spent about three minutes rubbing his belly.

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2 Responses to Dog of the Day: Rottweiler

  1. Haukur Þór Smárason says:

    Actually “Ich bin ein Rottweiler”, would make you a dog. “Ich bin Rottweiler” or “Ich komme aus Rottweil” would be more appropriate. The place name is Rottweil, and the dog breed is Rottweiler.

    “Ich bin ein Berliner” and “Ich bin Berliner” are sentences with very different meanings. One means you you consider Berlin to be your home and the other means that you are a donut with a jam filling.

    Nice choice for “dog of the day” none the less.

  2. Adam Lang says:

    Interesting, I had always thought that that was a misconception. According to Wikipedia, though, it’s not that straightforward. If you are saying you are literally from Berlin, you would indeed say ‘Ich bin Berliner’. If you are demonstrating solidarity with the people of Berlin by claiming that ‘I am like you’, you would say ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’, as Kennedy did.

    If I claim that I was merely expressing solidarity with the people of Rottweil, will you believe me? :-)

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