Rottweilers Just Want to be Loved

Many people may well shy away from owning a Rottweiler as a pet since they have earned a bad reputation in recent years. However, anyone who has ever owned a Rottweiler or spent time around one can attest to the fact that they are very loyal and friendly. Here are some of the reasons that Rottweilers make great pets.

A Brief HisRottweiler_mal_2tory of the Rottweiler

The Rottweiler can be traced back to the German town of Wurttemberg and is related to the Italian Mastiff. The Rottweiler was originally used as a working dog and has taken on a large number of different types of trusted roles such as a police dog, a sheep herder, a guard dog and even as a messenger dog. Around the turn of the 20th century people began adopting the Rottweiler as a pet and discovered that it loved to be around people.

The True Temperament of the Rottweiler

One of the chief characteristics of the Rottweiler is its obedience, which means that it can perform tasks well on demand. Training this breed of dog is relatively easy as long as it is given a firm hand and it is trained from a puppy. However, if not kept in check, the Rottweiler will try to become the boss and must be put in its place

Living Conditions

This breed is very hardy and can live outside, while it also adapts well to living inside provided that it has enough space. If the Rottweiler is introduced to other pets such as cats and rabbits as a puppy it can interact with them well and even be loving towards them.

Caring for Your Rottweiler

The Rottweiler thrives when given work to do and also needs a lot of exercise. This breed loves to swim and play games and teaching it to play fetch is easy.