Rottweiler – Standing Posture


by Girish

back legs positions

back legs positions


Hi there,
It’s a general question, just because of inquisitiveness

I had observed out of 9 out of 10 rottweilers photos on the websites and specially 10/10 from reputed breeders rotties pics

the rotties standing posture with hind legs stacked back

The natural standing posture is legs perpendicularly down below the hips and where as the champion rotties photos shows the back legs pulled back and resting more on the paws.

is there any specific reason that we must correct and train our rotties legs to that position.?

a image attached with red circle to highlight about my inquisitiveness 😀

Hi Girish
Yes, what you’re describing and showing here is the ‘stacked’ position that a dog takes up in an AKC (or similar) show ring, for Rottweilers in a German-style show, stacking isn’t required.

I’m afraid I’m no expert in this as it’s not something I’ve been involved in to any great degree. However, as far as I understand, a stacked position is adopted so that the judge can best assess the overall conformation and structure of the dog… basically how it’s ‘put together’.

If you want to show your dog this, enrolling in conformation classes will give you the expertise and practice you need to get your dog stacked properly.

Hope this helps :o)

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Aug 04, 2010

by: Audrey I always wondered about that and found it strange that my 8 month old female rotti seems to stand that way all of her own. I personally think they look beautiful in that stance!



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