Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Rottweiler for Christmas" Dog Art by Nancy Daleo-Ware


Nancy Daleo-Ware   Los Angeles, California

About the Rottweiler (written by the American Kennel Club)

The Rottweiler's ancestors were the drover's dogs accompanying the herds the Romans brought with them when invading Europe. The controllable herding and guarding instincts were recognized by the Germans, and dogs were selectively bred for these traits. As need for its services diminished, the Rottweiler almost fell into extinction. In the early 1900s, a newly formed club established a breed standard. The breed has not appreciably changed since that time.

I especially enjoyed painting "Logan," the Rottie because I am fostering Rottie pups. Eight pups were abandoned and rescued by Noah's Bark of Manhattan Beach, California. I have three of the Rotties and am also fostering a Cocker Spaniel for Noah's who just gave birth to 3 puppies. Her name is Suzie and she is feeding all 6 puppies! The photo on the left is Suzie, the mom and on the right is her Rottie faux pup "Biggie Small." Available for adoption at, click on Petfinders.

The painting is a portrait of "Logan," who is a very sweet and lovable Rottie. His pet guardian is Lynn Allan Hickman. Thank you Lynn, it was a joy to paint Logan!

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