Rottweiler puppies: brave and protective but distant
Rottweiler puppies are just like any other pup you see. They are cute, cuddly, and pleasant to hold. However, once these adorable puppies grow into adult dogs, they project a completely different air. A Rottweiler is a very powerful, muscular, and protective dog that is a varied watchdog. Their appearance can strike fear into anyone who encounters one of these animals in the wrong situation. Some people think that the Rottweiler is a wonderful pet and would not consider having any other breed. They are likely no different than any breed when it comes to their behavior. People who own these dogs will be quick to point out that if the dog is properly trained and socialized, it will continue to protect its owner, but may be fine with other people or dogs.
When you are admiring that litter of Rottweiler puppies, don’t overlook the fact that the little puppy you are thinking of taking home will grow up to be a very large dog. A fully grown male Rottweiler will measure approximately 24 to 27 inches at the highest point of the shoulder and weigh between 95 and 130 pounds. A female Rottweiler is slightly smaller, but still grows to be a very formidable animal at 22 to 25 inches tall at the shoulder and 85 to 115 pounds. Rottweilers do not require a lot of routine grooming as their double coat is medium length, rough, dense and straight with an undercoat that will vary in thickness with the weather. Brushing the coat regularly will keep it clean and shiny and allow you to spend special time with your animal. This, along with periodic toenail trimming, will keep your dog looking his best.
While a Rottweiler has some inherent health conditions that you should be aware of, none should make you worry too much if you are considering one of those cute little Rottweiler puppies. Like any large dog, canine hip dysplasia is a genetic condition experienced by this breed. Some other conditions that affect the Rottweiler breed are spinal cord disorders, swelling, eye problems, and Parvo. The solution to help prevent these conditions is pretty much the same as when considering the health of any dog. Proper feeding habits, plenty of exercise along with regular visits to the vet for vaccinations and checkups will help keep your dog in good stead and will also uncover any developing health problems in his early development.
I want to say right here that I am not an expert when it comes to this breed and have simply sought to provide you with general information as you begin your quest to become the owner of one of these Rottweiler puppies. If you are considering one of these sturdy, confident, and powerful animals, do some more research by contacting some of the major dog clubs that deal with this and other dog breeds, such as the American Rottweiler Club, the American Kennel Club, and others. If you properly train and socialize your Rottweiler and can ignore snoring, it is possible that this breed can be a loyal and protective companion for you and your family throughout your new dog’s life.