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Rottweiler Info

(Also read - Teenage Rottweilers below)

What is a Rottweiler?

A Rottweiler is a powerful and courageous dog. His original purpose was that of a guard dog, draft dog, and drover dog (moving cattle). He worked close to his master, and was loyal and protective. Even though the days of man requiring the service for which the breed was developed are gone, those instincts remain strong. A Rottweiler is not for the timid or the mild-mannered owner. They are pushy and out going, and without proper guidance, will take charge of situations. These dogs need proper socialization (meeting lots of people and other dogs when they’re young), consistent handling, and solid, basic obedience. A Rottweiler would love nothing better than to be with his owner 24/7 – so when a dog is left in the yard, alone and bored, he becomes destructible and territorial (please read “Teenage Rottweilers” below). A Rottweiler is a large dog that may be wary of strangers, protective of this home, and obedient only to his master – so it is very important that he has an owner that is devoted and involved. A Rottweiler is a large breed, with many genetic issues including hip and elbow dysplasia, cataracts, and cancer – that ends the life of most Rotties. Be prepared that keeping a Rottweiler healthy may be expensive.

Your Rottweiler wants to be where you are. They do not want to be alone in the yard they are not happy with a big yard, or a dog house, or a heated outdoor bowl – to them, these are torture. Rottweilers are intelligent dogs that thrive in the company of those that nurture their need for social contact. In general, a well-socialized Rottweiler enjoys the company of other dogs. Intact males, however, tend to dislike other intact males, and can get dominant in social situations – including guarding their yard. On the other hand, neutered males make terrific companions. Females, especially if spayed , are generally smaller than males, and tend to be a bit less pushy – though sometimes get moodier as they enter their golden years.


What can Rotties do? EVERYTHING! Rottweilers are part of the Working Group. They are part of a group of dogs that were bred to perform a special duty – however, in the Rottweiler’s case, they can perform almost any duty!
  • As They are natural draft dog, they love to carry their packs when hiking, as well as herd sheep, cattle, and even ducks
  • Rottweiler’s excel in obedience, because they have a natural desire to work with and please their owners.
  • Rottweiler’s can be trained to pull carts – and enjoy working close to their owner. Basic obedience is THE MOST important aspect of having a well behaved Rottweiler.
  • A WELL Trained Rottweiler can do more duties that almost any other breed of dog.




If you are looking for a mellow, easy going dog that will enjoy laying around…

If you think that obedience is unnecessary and cruel because dogs should just be dogs …

If you can barely afford to pay for a Shelter dog, or high quality food …

A Rottweiler is not for you!

If you are looking for an outdoor guard dog…             

NO dog is for you!

A Rottweiler doing Therapy Work and helping kids enjoy reading at a library.              Jack -a Rottie Aid dog! - Certified as a therapy dog.


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