Rottweilers are serious, personable dogs who know how to make the right impression of themselves. They can easily protect real generalists from danger, be a watchman for the house and a loyal friend for their owner. In addition, Rottweilers are often recruited to work in the army, police, they are brought up as rescuers and guides. What else interesting is known about the representatives of this breed?
Rottweiler Facts and Information
The breed goes back to ancient times with its roots. The ancestors of modern Rottweilers are Roman Molossians, who came to Germany during the campaigns of conquest.
The main occupation of the Rottweilers, at the very beginning of the birth of the breed, was the protection and transportation of fresh meat across the principalities lying near the town of Rottweil. Also, large and hardy four-legged animals were attracted to grazing.
For a Rottweiler, there is no need to create any special conditions for existence. The main thing is that in hot and sunny weather the dog has a place to hide from direct sunlight. By the way, they tolerate the cold much better.
Dogs of this breed recognize only one owner. Moving to another family can have dire consequences for them. The animal can get sick, become depressed.
Sometimes puppies are born in the litter with a special disease – vitiligo. It is characterized by the fact that the dog’s coat is unevenly covered with white spots.
If a Rottweiler senses that its family is in danger, it will react with lightning speed. It should be noted that its decisions are always thought out and as correct as possible.
Leaving a Rottweiler without education, socialization and training is a real crime. A dog that does not complete a general course of training and is not sufficiently educated can pose a threat not only to strangers but also to the owner and his family members.
For cats and dogs of small breeds, these big guys are scornful. They can start a fight with their own kind and larger ones.
The weak point of these pets is their excellent appetite. It is because of him that Rottweilers often acquire extra pounds, which can develop into obesity.
Dogs with excessively long hair and white spots are not allowed to participate in exhibitions and breeding.
Although Rottweilers are considered one of the largest dog breeds, they only become fully mature at 2 years old. At heart, the formidable big dog is still a mischievous puppy.