German Rottweiler Breed
A Brief History
Rottweilers have gotten different reviews over the years. I truly believe that the Rottweilers become how you raise and treat them. Rottweilers started out in the position of herding cattle, pulling the meat carts, as they were known for their strength, and also protecting the livestock. This is where this large dog got its guardian instinct. Although they are occasionally used as a guide dog for the blind, a search and rescue dog, and in some countries, a police dog. Our Rottweiler acts and truly believes that she is a member of our family. She is very watchful and attentive of each member of our family. We love her and play with her. Laila knows that we love her. She would protect us in a heartbeat and depending on the situation, I believe that she would fight for us. The truth is, the Rottweiler is primarily used as a guard dog and companion, they are known for their strength and intelligence. These dogs are very smart and they can learn multiple commands, and not only that, they learn these signs very quickly as well. They learn from repetition swhich will take patience but remember it is 1005 worth it in the long run. The American Kennel Club recognized and registered the Rottweiler starting in 1931.
Playful & Protective
Rottweilers are very loyal and playful with their owners but, with strangers they will instinctively become very protective. If you train your canine properly, which is easy because Rottweilers are smart and learn fast, Your dog should be able to learn to sit, lay down, stay, go to its home and even check the windows for outsiders for you and many other things by simple training him or her these methods.These dogs grow big and look very mean at times but, in truth they are just protective of there environment and there owners even more so. These dogs love to play fetch with a frisbee and also with a ball. The German breed is very playful and loves people. It's good to have things for the canine to chew on, otherwise your furniture may get chewed upon. Rottweilers will lay their sleeping and being lazy if you allow it. On the other hand if you will play with your Rotteweilers get ready for action because they love to play and it takes a bunch to get them tired and to wear them up.
Do They Turn Against Their Owners?
A common question people have about these domesticated beast is, "Do they turn on their owners?" The answer is simple. If you treat the dog right, your dog will never betray you. In fact, Rottweilers are among the most loyal dogs and they are known as the superior guard dog of choice. Our Rottweiler Laila, is protective of us but, is not mean to us in any way. She trusts us. If you have a swimming pool, this breed loves to swim or a creek.
Rottweilers are known to have swam for an hour. I've had Rottweilers and not only have they never turned on me but they have never even bitten anyone. I've had over twenty over the course of the last fifteen years and they were all raised and treated correctly. It's all about how the dog is raised and treated as a puppy. The Rottweiler should be socialized around lots of people and animals in order to adapt and get used to being around people and other pets.
Female Rottweilers grow in size from 90 pounds to about one hundred thirty pounds. Male Rottweilers grow from 120 pounds to nearly two hundred pounds. Rottweilers grow from twenty to thirty inches in height and these dogs are very alert at all times. During WWI and WWII Rottweilers migrated from herding dogs to police dogs and watch dogs. Rottweilers may act silly or act in a funny way to make you laugh but, if someone came to the house and they weren't familiar with the visitor then the Rottweilers are very territorial. The average span of a Rottweiler is about 10-14 years. Always keep them active to help avoid hip problems which they can easily develop if they do not stay healthy. Dogs love to run, swim or go walking with their owner so do your pet a favor and show it the park some time.
I would recommend a Rottweiler as a pet and as a protective guard dog as long as the owner is willing to properly have the canine trained. Also, socialization with other humans and other pets is vital. Also, keep them busy as they love to work and to please. Another reason is they can be ultra lazy which will help them to get hip issues which is what you don't want.
Note: I have owned lots of Rottweilers and the names were: Sheba, Tyson, Rocky (Twice), Boogeyman and my lady that I have now Laila (Named after Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila Ali.
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