The Rottweiler is a very quick-witted service dog with a strong temperament. Previously, he was used to transporting goods, he guarded livestock, helping to drive them for sale, and after the deal was concluded, he defended his rich owner. Until now, Rottweilers are used as guard dogs, search dogs, and rescuers. But they also “work” as companions, guarding the homes of their owners. They also work well in training competitions.
The breed has experienced wild popularity, which could not but affect the quality. As a result, thanks to unscrupulous breeders, a huge number of stupid, cowardly, and too aggressive Rottweilers walk the streets. Hence the many stories of “killer dogs”. Therefore, if you want to buy a Rottweiler puppy, you should consult with specialists and choose a kennel very meticulously.
Rottweiler males are quite different from bitches – they are more aggressive and independent. Therefore, if this is your first time taking a Rottweiler or do not have a strong enough character, it is better to take a bitch – they practically do not have behavioral problems. Of course, if it is a properly grown dog, taken from a competent, responsible breeder.
A good Rottweiler gets along well with all family members, including even the smallest children. However, they need a worthy leader. If you are not a very suitable candidate for this role, the Rottweiler will decide that the pack is on the verge of death and will readily try on the role of leader.
Walking with a Rottweiler should be active, with games, running, or even cycling. This will allow the dog to throw out excess energy, and it will be much easier to negotiate “in an amicable way” with the pet. A bored Rottweiler is extremely difficult to control.
A well-bred Rottweiler is a peaceful, friendly, selflessly loyal, and easy-going dog. He is efficient, balanced, inquisitive, and his nerves resemble steel ropes in terms of strength. However, for these wonderful qualities to be fully manifested, do not neglect education, socialization, and training.
Relationship with other pets also depends on upbringing. It is quite possible to educate a Rottweiler so that he will not pay attention to small animals, will not chase cats, and vomit other dogs. If you do not make an effort to cultivate tolerance towards other animals in your four-legged friend, you will face the sad fate of lifelong walks exclusively on a leash.
The Rottweiler will happily accompany you wherever you go, but will not bore you. He may well lie quietly in his place, but if you offer an interesting game, he will respond with enthusiasm.
By nature, Rottweilers are observant and quite intelligent, well trained.
Rottweilers rarely bark, so neighbors won’t complain about the noise. And even if there is a threat, the dog will rather growl softly. But an experienced “dog lover” immediately recognizes a heavy, attentive look – a harbinger of an attack.
Rottweiler has a strong sense of self-esteem. He will not tolerate humiliation. And unfair punishment may well provoke retaliatory aggression.
The main characteristics of a Rottweiler: fearlessness, self-confidence, endurance, attentiveness, assertiveness, endurance, energy, excellent guarding abilities. These dogs easily make independent decisions even in a new environment.
Rottweilers and Children
A well-bred Rottweiler of the correct breeding will become a worthy member of any family. He can be the companion of a lonely person or a friend of a flock of children. Normally, Rottweilers are very patient and friendly towards even the smallest children. And for a teenager over 13 years old, a Rottweiler can be a great companion.
However, there are rules that need to be followed. Do not let children torment and tease your dog, or disturb your pet while eating or sleeping. And in no case leave a Rottweiler and a small child alone, unattended!