I'm a long-time Rottweiler owner, and this website is dedicated to the breed that I love. Owning a Rottie is a privilege and an unforgettable experience. My Rotties are my family and would gladly, without a moment's hesitation give their lives for us. Rottweilers are people dogs. If you don't want to spend a lot of time with your pet, do not get a Rottie. They attach themselves to family members and stick like glue. A Rottie will follow you from room to room.
I want to help you learn everything that you can about this intelligent, loving, and amazing breed. By knowing everything there is to know about these wonderful dogs, you'll be well on your way to giving your Rottie the life they deserve. Although most of us have an idea of what the Rottweiler breed looks like, many people have the wrong idea about their character, and no idea of their history.
When I see a Rottie I see strength, loyalty, affection, a big goofy 'smile', and a wagging rear-end. The Rottweiler is loving, gentle, sensitive, intelligent, goofy, clumsy, loyal and hard-working... Sadly, many people visualize something entirely different. I'd love a chance to introduce you to the dog that I know, to enjoy their company and to appreciate the unique and awesome dog that they truly are.
Rottweilers love people and when bred properly they make a great and gentle companion. The kindness in the nature of this breed makes them an all-round caring dog that will protect their family with devotion if it sees the need. In fact an aggressive Rottie is generally the result of irresponsible ownership, lack of training, poor or no socialization, neglect, and or abuse.
The Rottweiler is a robust, powerful and loyal dog with strong protective instincts. Rottweilers are outstanding companions and protectors. Because of the Rottweiler's size, strength and protectiveness, owning a Rottweiler carries a great deal of responsibility and commitment. For me, it is the best breed in the world, but it is not a dog for everyone.
They require a calm, stable and firm pack leader or they will assume that role for you. They need socialization, exercise and stimulating mental challenges. With these things, you will have a wonderful companion; without them, your Rottweiler may become destructive and out of control.
Rottweilers love their food. Entertaining their owners with a little dance before feeding every night is not uncommon. If a stranger was watching they may incorrectly assume the dogs were starving. This is probably why over feeding can become an issue with this breed.
Rottweilers put on weight easily and need at least a couple of 10 to 20 minute walks daily, plus mental stimulation in the form of training and puzzle toys to keep their bodies and minds in shape. Even five minutes of practicing obedience skills in the backyard will give the Rottie a feeling of accomplishment. Rotties thrive when they have work to do, whether it's obedience competition, competitive protection work, agility, carting, therapy dog work, or herding.
It's no surprise that over the years the Rottweiler has excelled as a police dog, herding dog, service dog, therapy dog, and obedience competitor. In fact, the Rottweiler can do nearly anything asked of him, and if you don't ask, he'll probably find something to do on his own - which may involve eating your sofa or digging a hole for that swimming pool you always wanted in the backyard. But in the right home, with early socialization and training, the Rottweiler can be a wonderful companion, guardian, and all-round dog.
Your first consideration in buying a Rottweiler should be the knowledge that for the next ten or more years that dog will be a part of your household. As a companion to your whole family, your Rottweiler will reflect the love and affection you show him. Know as much as possible about the breed before you buy.
We hope that if you are considering a Rottweiler as your new pet, or if you have recently purchased one, that you will take the time to explore all the information available on this site. Once you've been owned by a Rottie - it's the only breed you'll ever want.