Rottweilers and dogs, in general, are a huge commitment, so being prepared and knowing about your soon to be new family member is super important.
Personality Traits Of The Rottweiler
Rottweilers are protective and often thought to be overly aggressive, although if properly trained and socialized, they are open to being around people and other puppies. Some Rottweilers are also slow to bark, coming into their voice at two to three years of age, so we would recommend that you do not expect your Rottweiler puppy to instinctively warn you of an approaching stranger.
Rottweilers are quite family animals and they thrive on companionship and they want to be wherever you are. They are the happiest living with you in your house and going with you when you go out. While they usually tolerate being crated inside the house by themselves, they need human contact and socialization in order to remain well-rounded. A Rottweiler who does not receive enough attention is likely to grow up to be unsociable (fearful and/or unprovoked aggressive), and unhappy. He may well develop pastimes, such as digging or barking, that will displease you and/or your neighbours.
Physical Traits Of A Rottweiler
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and as they grow bigger and stronger they need plenty of exercise, meaning daily walks and rumbles. Along with exercise, Basic obedience and household rules training are NOT optional for the Rottweiler. As an absolute minimum, you must teach him to reliably respond to commands to come, to lie down, to stay, and to walk at your side, on or off leash and regardless of temptations. You must also teach him to respect your household rules: e.g. is he allowed to get on the furniture? is he allowed to beg at the table? What you allow or forbid is unimportant; but it is *critical* that you, not the dog, make these choices and that you enforce your rules consistently. You must commit yourself to attend an 8 to 10 week series of weekly lessons at a local obedience club or professional trainer and to doing one or two 5 to 20-minute homework sessions per day.
As commands are learned, they must be integrated into your daily life by being used whenever appropriate and enforced consistently. Young Rottweiler puppies are relatively easy to train: they are eager to please, intelligent, and calm-natured, with a relatively good attention span. Once a Rottweiler has learned something, he tends to retain it well. Rottweilers often shed quite a lot of hair, so living area is recommended to be easily swept and for your puppy to be brushed daily and bathed weekly.
General Facts About Rottweilers
Rottweilers size can range is weight, height, and sizes. Males often weigh 85-135 lbs ( 38.5kg to 61kg) with a height of around 26 in ( 66 cm), Whereas females often weigh 80-100 lbs (36 to 45kg) with a height of 24 in. (61 cm). Rottweilers have features such as naturally Floppy ears, a short, flat, black/tan coats. Rottweilers Muzzles are square and strong, but Rottweilers can be a bit drooly because of loose lips. Occasionally a “fluffy” puppy will turn up in a litter, but that coat is disqualified in the breed ring. Tails are docked very short, ideally one to two vertebrae long.
Rottweilers usually live for about 7-11 years, spending their time guarding and protecting their owners.