The Truth About Rottweilers
When you think of a Rottweiler, what usually comes to mind? Sharp
teeth? Dog attacks? Blood? More often than not, when we hear about
Rottweilers, we think of a Rottweiler attacking a child or adult,
causing extensive injuries. It would be safe to say that more than
should be, Rottweilers tend to get a bad rep. Perhaps this is
because Rottweilers have been featured as vicious or evil dogs in
several movies and television shows, including the famous movie, The
Omen. This has increased their negative reputation as a bred.
But then again, Lethal Weapon 3 showed the positive traits of the
Rottweiler, with one featured as a pet to the character played by
Mel Gibson. Rottweilers have some wonderful traits and
characteristics and can make excellent pets. Described as "a calm,
confident, and courageous dog with a self-assured aloofness that
does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships" by
the AKC Standard, Rottweilers tend to reflect their environment in
terms of their personalities.
Powerful, large, very muscular and strong.
Needs space and exercise, running, exercise, play.
Require early socialization to control their territorial instincts.
Have a tendency to chase other animals.
Very intelligent, and easy to train.
Loyal to their masters.
Pros of Owning Rottweilers
Good watchdog and guardian. They are suspicious of everyone, so they
have protective instincts toward strangers.
Respect strong owners who assert their control of the dog
Very smart, able to learn, but difficult to train.
Rottweilers became more popular right before World War I, when the
military had an increased demand for police dogs. It wasnít until
1935 that the Rottweiler became officially recognized by the
American Kennel Club (AKC). By the mid 1990ís, Rottweilers were the
number one most registered dog by the AKC. If you didn't know, now
you do. Rottweilers, though sometimes feared by the few, are often
respected by the many.
This article was written by Vanessa Williamson and Pet Super Store,
an online pet-supply store where you can find quality products, like dog training collars