My love to Molossian type began in the early 90s with my first Rottweiler Martin. In the 90s in Russia there was a peak of popularity of Rottweilers. The school of official dog breeding and training in Russia, in my opinion, has always had a serious approach to working with dogs. That time St.Petersburg had several training grounds for training the dogs and it was possible to pass the general training course (OKD)and protective guard duty course (ZKS) for them. So it was natural for me that my dogs attended and passed all presented courses of obedience and protection.
Domestic Rottweiler dogs in the nineties and twenties had a height above average: dogs - 63-68 cm at withers, bitches - 60-65 cm at withers. The format index for dogs and bitches reached up to 103-108.
At that time, a completely different type of Rottweiler was being cultivated. There was a syndrome of "Russian size": everyone wanted a big dog. So Russian Rottweilers, for the most part, were very large, damp, excessively heavy and massive, a slightly square format was welcomed and, as a rule, it provoked straightened, insufficient angulations of limbs, a weak push and the productivity of movements was very poor. That significantly reduced the dogs' working qualities. In fact, the bad hindlegs were the business card of the Russian Rottweiler. Tan of the most dogs was a pale yellow tint, which greatly made the dogs look simplier. The breed was changing dramatically.