Ok well I have a friend who has his heart set on a Rottweiler. He has a great home on offer and until now has always kept GSD's so has a good understanding of how to manage large and dominant breeds. All my friends know that I'm obsessed with dogs (or at least with Sammy) and so he has come to me and we have started the process of trying to find one. Only thing is, I have never realised it before now, but there seem to be different 'types' of rottweilers. Now with dobermans you have your thin pointy ones (American lines) where the breeders say, "oh yes they should look like this because you know greyhounds were used in their development," and then you have your more solid typically termed European lines where the breeders say, "oh yes well rottweilers were part of their development so they should be stocky." Point is, I know what to look for to identify the types of dobermans I want, but I'm clueless when it comes to rotties. We have found 2 main types, the ones with huge round heads, shorter snouts and more solid bodies and then your 'prettier' ones with longer snouts, more 'dog-like' heads and a more natural type body. He prefers the second variety.
To better illustrate what I'm talking about here are some pictures.
First, the big, round headed, short snout variety
Second, the less exaggerated type that we're after
How are the different head styles described within the rottweiler community - ie what terms can he look out for on websites etc?
I know it's just a looks thing and of course temperament is paramount but I can understand - I would love Sammy no matter what but it helps that I think he's the best looking dog out there...