Rottweiler Puppies – Courageous and Protective But Aloof

Rottweiler puppies are like every other puppy you see. They are cute and cuddly and nice to hold. However, once these cute little puppies grow into a full grown dog, they project an entirely different air. A Rottweiler is very powerful, muscular and protective dog that is a varied watch dog or guard dog. Their appearance can strike fear into anyone that encounters one of these animals in the wrong situation. Some people think that the Rottweiler makes a wonderful pet and would not consider owning any other breed. They are likely no different than any breed when it comes to their demeanor. The people that own these dogs will quickly point out that, if the dog is properly trained and socialized, it will still be protective of its owner but can be fine around other people or dogs.

When you are admiring that litter of Rottweiler puppies, do not overlook the fact that the little puppy you are thinking of taking home will grow up to be a very large dog. A male Rottweiler when fully grown will stand approximately 24 to 27 inches at the highest point of the shoulder and weigh between 95 to 130 pounds. A female Rottweiler is slightly smaller but still grows to be a very formidable animal at 22 to 25 inches in height at the shoulder and 85 to 115 pounds. Rottweilers do not require a lot of routine care as their double coat is of medium length, coarse, dense, and straight with an inner coat that will vary in thickness with the climate. Brushing the coat regularly will keep it clean and shiny and let you spend some special time with your animal. This along with periodic toenail clipping will keep your dog looking its best.

While a Rottweiler does have a few inherent health conditions you should be aware of, none should cause you do be overly concerned 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 affecting the Rottweiler breed are spinal cord disorders, bloat, eye issues and Parvo. The solution to helping to prevent these condition is pretty much the same as it is when you consider the health of any dog. Proper feeding habits, lots of exercise along with regular veterinarian visits for shots and checkups will help keep your dog in good help and also discover any developing health issues in their early development.

I want to say right here that I am no expert when it comes to this breed and have sought to simply provide you with some general information as you begin your quest to become the owner of one of these Rottweiler puppies. If you are considering one of these robust, confident and powerful animals, do some additional research by contacting some of the major dog clubs that deal with this and other dog breeds such as the American Rottweiler Club, American Kennel Club and others. If you properly train and socialize your Rottweiler and can overlook the snoring, you may find that this breed can be a loyal and protective companion to you and family for the life span of your new dog.

Source by L. Michael Clark

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