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If you are after a dog that is fiercely loving and loyal and protective of its owners and property, a Rottweiler could be perfect for you. Here’s what you need to know.
Characteristics of the Rottweiler
The Rottweiler is a large, stocky breed of dog weighing up to 60kg and standing up to 27 inches tall at the shoulder. The Rottweiler gives off an air of strength due to their muscularity and they are a working breed. They are a short coated dog that is generally black and tan or rust in colour. They have the same colouring pattern as the Doberman breed.
The Rottweiler Temperament
Even though the Rottweiler has a reputation for being a somewhat “dangerous” dog, this is generally far from true as most Rottweilers are calm and affectionate animals and don’t have an aggressive nature at all. In fact, they are very loyal and loving to their family, and they are very intelligent. Because of their intelligence, they need to undergo at least basic training in order to keep them mentally and physically occupied. Training is also needed to stop the dog from becoming dominant. The Rottweiler makes an excellent guard dog and they are happiest when they have something to do.
Caring for a Rottweiler
The Rottweiler is a low maintenance breed of dog grooming wise, so all you should have to do is to give your dog a brush a few times a week and to give it a bath as needed. However, the Rottweiler does need a fair bit of exercise and needs to be walked or vigorously played with at least daily.
Generally speaking, the Rottweiler is a healthy breed but you should always buy your puppy from a breeder to reduce the risk of hereditary conditions such as hip dysplasia, osteochondrosis, and cranial cruciate ligament ruptures from occurring. They live for 8 to 9 years on average but can live for 12 years or more with good care.
Who is the Rottweiler Suited To?
The Rottweiler is best suited to owners that have had experience in owning dogs before and that are willing to provide the dog with the training and discipline that they need. They are good family pets but they are recommended for homes with older children. Rottweilers do not do so well indoors so it is best to have a securely fenced yard.
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