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The Rottweiler is one of the strongest dog breeds and was amongst the first set of police and military dogs. Their protective nature, intelligence, and strength make them one of the most sought-after guard dogs in the world. Discover more about our Rottweiler puppies for sale below!
The Rottweiler is a descendant from the mastiff-type dog called Molossus. Centuries ago, the Romans took them along to Germany, using them to drive cattle. As they matched on, the Molossus came across other dogs with which they mated and reproduced.
During this period, the Rottweiler was used majorly for driving cattle. The Romans also kept their purses around their Rottweiler’s neck to keep their money safe. When rail transport was used to replace cattle drives, the Rottweiler’s popular dropped drastically. A Rottweiler exhibition in 1882 changed the situation for the dog breed. Since then the Rottweiler became famous Police and military dogs.
The Rottweiler is a confident, bold and sometimes calm breed of dog. It cannot be intimidated either by other dogs or humans. It doesn’t make friends easily but is very loyal when it does. The Rottweiler is not a jumpy, lively dog. Most times it keeps to itself and observes.
Its first instinct is to protect and they can be aggressive whenever they perceive a threat. Rottweilers can easily adapt to a new environment and they are very intelligent. They can be very stubborn hence require firm discipline. They are strong-willed dogs, so training them will require consistency and patience.
A Rottweiler can either be kept in a home or out in the backyard. If you choose to keep them indoors, it is important that they are taken outdoors frequently to run around. And if you choose to keep them outdoors, it is important that you bring them in frequently and spend time with them.
If a Rottweiler is left alone without any activity too often, they will become detached from their owner, aggressive and destructive. A Rottweiler is not a very social dog. They prefer to stay indoors. If you choose to keep your Rottweiler outside, a fence is necessary as they can attack strangers or other animals.
Rottweilers are big dogs that require exercises daily. An hour of exercise each day will be sufficient to keep them healthy and fit. A ten to twenty-minute walk each day is advisable. They also enjoy playing fetch or jumping. Rottweilers can jump very high.
You can take them on hikes or runs. Mental stimulation is also necessary for Rottweilers. They are very intelligent dogs and they thrive on brain work. They enjoy praise and will learn if they will receive some appreciation afterwards.
Rottweilers have short hair and this makes them easy to groom. Brush your dog’s hair with a firm brush weekly to get rid of dead hair. They shed twice annually so during that period, daily brushing is advisable. Bathe your Rottweilers when necessary. Their teeth should be brushed at least twice a week to prevent them from dental diseases. It is important to start grooming your Rottweiler as a puppy to avoid resistance as they grow older.
Our Rottweiler puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country.
The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Rottweiler puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.
Rottweilers are independent-minded dogs and might be a bit difficult to train. Training requires consistency and firmness but once they are trained, they are very obedient.
Rottweilers like children, especially children they were raised with. It’s important though to keep an eye on big Rottweilers around young kids.
The average lifespan of a Rottweiler is 8 to 10 years.
Dogs of this breed have a tendency to suffer from Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia Aortic Stenosis, Osteosarcoma, and Allergies.
The average male Rottweiler is about 61 to 69cm tall and weighs 50 to 60 kg. The average female is about 56 to 63 cm tall and weighs 35 to 48 kg.
They can be aggressive to strangers and other dogs.
Yes, Rottweilers can be taught to swim. They have very short coats which don’t become heavy when submerged in water. Most Rottweilers love swimming, especially on a hot day.
An average-sized Rottweiler should be fed 3 cups of quality dog food in the morning and another 3 cups in the night. Ensure you don’t leave too much food out for your dog to prevent obesity.
If they are raised with cats, they can cohabit with them. Otherwise, they can be aggressive towards unknown animals.
Rottweilers are very strong, intelligent and protective. They are playful with their owners and aggressive towards strangers.
If you want a guard dog that can protect your home from intruders, the Rottweiler is the best dog for you!
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