For a short-haired breed, Rottweilers shed a lot. They are prone to drooling and flatulence. This is a strong dog. A Rottweiler can weigh up to 135 pounds, and most of it is muscle.
Rottweilers are prone to obesity. They need exercise, both as puppies and adults. Young Rottweilers can be very rambunctious. They are rowdy and enthusiastic jumpers. Rottweiler puppies can become bored and destructive. They have powerful jaws that can destroy your furniture and your home when left unsupervised. Rottweilers must have physical outlets for their energy and mental outlets for their intelligent minds.
You’ll want to be careful with a Rottweiler. This is a breed you may not want to take to the dog park. While they are usually good with other pets in their own family, some Rottweilers are aggressive toward other dogs of the same sex and they can show predatory behavior toward cats.
Are Rottweilers Good Family Dogs?
Are Rottweilers good family dogs? Yes. Although they are well-respected as guard dogs, they also tend to be loving dogs who adore the family life. A Rottweiler’s priority is always his family.
With their playful and affectionate personalities, Rottweilers are ranked as one of the most popular dog breeds by the American Kennel Club.
Children can be full of energy and they are often unintentionally invasive of an animal’s personal space. A Rottweiler lives for playtime and they love playing with children. If you raise your Rottweiler around your children, he will view the kids as part of his pack. He will be loyal and protective with your children. But do not assume that because your Rottweiler loves your children that he will also love other children. That’s why you should always supervise play between children and Rottweilers. If a Rottweiler feels that his children are being “hurt” in any way he will rush in to protect them.
If Rottweilers are not exposed to strangers and children from the time they are puppies, it is likely that they will not do well in a family setting. A Rottweiler that has never been exposed to children will likely be potentially dangerous if they feel threatened by a child.
When properly trained and socialized a Rottweiler is a good family dog. A Rottweiler is very loyal to his family. He is a loving, devoted, obedient dog who enjoys cuddling, playing and leaning against you. He likes to sit on your feet and lie on your lap.
Rottweilers do not do well being left alone for long periods of time. They prefer to be near their favorite humans. Even if they are just lounging, this affectionate breed prefers to be in the same room as their family members. This is a dog that can offer good company and companionship.
A well-socialized Rottweiler enjoys the company of children and other household pets. A watchful, self-confident breed, they respond to new stimuli with caution. This is not a dog who will immediately initiate play or interaction with new dogs. If he is provoked or made to feel that his family or territory is threatened, a Rottweiler can easily become assertive and dominant.
Regardless of breed, the best way to bring up a good family dog is to choose a puppy from parents who are basically friendly and to carefully select a friendly, outgoing puppy.
These powerful dogs require lots of space to play and exercise. They are best suited to a home with plenty of secure outdoor space and lots of things to do. In smaller spaces and with too little human interaction and guidance, a bored Rottweiler can develop behavior problems.
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Should Your Family Get a Rottweiler Mix?
Rottweilers are often bred with other types of dog breeds to create a mix of characteristics that is the best of both breeds. A Rottweiler mix can often create great pets for you and your family.
If you are thinking of getting a Rottweiler mix, some of the most common mixes are the Labrador mix, the German Shepherd mix, and the Pitbull mix.
A Rottweiler mix has a mixture of personality traits from both breeds, so it is good to familiarize yourself with those breed characteristics when choosing the right Rottweiler mix for you and your family.
Understanding the Rottweiler
If you are interested in owning a Rottweiler, you must first understand Rottweiler temperament. Rottweiler temperament is inherited, so do your homework and choose the right dog for you and your family. Remember that firm training and good socialization are key to avoiding any Rottweiler behavior problems.
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