Coming from Rottweil, Germany, this large sized dog was originally known as Rottweil butchers dogs as they were used to pull carts loaded with butchered meat to the markets. It was also a popular herding stock until the widespread of railways, that took over the livestock transportation. These days, the Rottweilers are mostly used as guard and police dogs, but they are also capable of other tasks such as being the guide dogs for the blind or fill search and rescue missions.
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The Rottweiler can grow into a big and a powerful dog; there is no question about it. But is it really good for anyone to have a Rottweiler? Let us go over the facts. The Rottweiler can be an absolutely adorable and playful dog that utterly adores his family. Males can be a bit difficult to control but all in all your kids will love him and you will to. They are very intelligent and a Rottweiler can become an excellent working dog. It can be employed in many different types of terrain work. They can even be guides to blind people or used to sniff out drugs of explosives regardless of the fact that that position is usually reserved for much smaller dogs. The Rottweiler is a great friend and a true life companion. It has a pretty long life span and will be with you for a long time.
On the other hand, you should know that the Rottweiler is very powerful and can be a very dangerous dog and this is why it requires a firm hand to guide it and train it. It’s not a breed for the weak or for rookies since if not properly trained it can show some or many of its negative traits. But if you are a firm guide with a clear agenda and a plan the Rottweiler will appear like a big baby to you since they get incredibly attached to its master and his or her family. If you are considering purchasing a Rottweiler you should really think about going through obedience training and socialization exercises with it, since they can be pretty unpredictable when around other dogs. And because the Rottweiler has a pretty dangerous bite, it can be unpleasant to say at least.
And this is where we come to our problem. The Rottweiler is a great guard god and an even better attack dog. It’s in his nature. Even though it was originally breed to serve as a sheep dog in Germany, The Rottweiler still has a bit of violence left in him. The extreme personality of this dog will either make it a big baby that likes to play with everybody or it will make it into an efficient guard god. And that can be potentially dangerous for all the people in your life. If the urge to protect its owner prevails over its cheerful personality the dog will start to see everybody as a danger. Sometimes it even happens that the Rottweiler attacks without command. But these cases are extremely rare and such dogs are usually victims of animal cruelty or severe neglect.
In conclusion, Rottweilers are the kind of dogs that require a strict but loving and caring owner and if they don’t have one, they can sometimes develop a somewhat wild character. The potential risk of having a Rottweiler is its stubbornness and the constant desire to enforce its own will. It needs to respect its owner and to fear him a bit or it will start to consider itself as an equal and that is something you can never let happen because it can never be trusted again after that. This is the reason why some Rottweilers are put to sleep after having bitten somebody.
The Rottweiler is a beautiful dog in the eyes of many enthusiasts, but general opinions are divided when it comes to its physical appearance. Some people think that these big dogs are sweet with their big heads and some just say that they look scary because of their formidable jaws. We can all agree on the fact that the Rottweiler is a medium or large dog and its main distinguishing feature is its typically black coat with some brown spots. The Rottweiler looks very elegant and it’s it used to stand proudly next to every hunter. However nowadays the Rottweiler is used less and less in hunting and that instinct in him is slowly dying out.
Because of its looks that convey courage and strength the Rottweiler is a perfect choice for a working dog or a personal companion. The head of the Rottweiler is the thing that makes them so unique. They have a big head and when they are puppies their heads are basically the only thing you see on them. The most acute sense in this breed is the sense of smell and that is because of a very well developed nose. The nostrils are very big which enables them to always pick up a scent. The jaw is of this breed is also formidable and when a Rottweiler bites down on something with its 42 teeth it doesn’t let go so easily.
If the Rottweiler wrinkles its forehead you can easily tell that it is angry. The body of this breed is big, long and very strong. The muscle definition of this breed makes these dogs very capable. Pulling carts was one of the original jobs that Rottweiler was intended for.
They are relatively easy to groom because they have a thick, short and shiny coat witch you can fix with an occasional wash. Also they have undercoats on the sensitive areas of the body. Be cautious if you see the undercoat of the Rottweiler because that usually means that something is not all right. Even though they are generally low maintenance, just like all other dogs they shed their coat seasonally and that might be an issue for those owners who keep them indoors.
The Rottweiler is a very active dog who just loves to run and roll around in a big yard. Its size is not small so it’s probably not the best idea to keep a Rottweiler in an apartment. The males are usually 61 to 69 cm high and weigh about 50 to 58 kg while the females are 56 to 63 cm in height and their weight is between 40 and 48 kg. Their height is usually in proportion to their weight and if it’s not you should pay attention to it since that can develop into a health problem in the future. What you should also know about the Rottweiler is that its gums are on the outside and they tend to drool a lot so if you are going to have a Rottweiler you better have a cloth with you all the time. Their walk is energetic and full of strength and just by standing next to this dog you will feel like you are standing next to something that can keep you safe.