Dogs are man’s best friends. But isn’t that a misleading phrase? There are so many different breeds of dog and some might not be suitable for you depending on your lifestyle and preferences. Take the Rottweiler for example. They have certain characteristics that make them unsuitable for some people. Here are some things you have to consider before buying or adopting a Rottweiler.
Rottweilers were first bred in Germany as working dogs that would draw carts of meat to the markets. They are also good herders that would protect livestock from wolves and other predators. They worker instinct lives on but so does their protective nature which sometimes does not manifest pleasantly if they are not trained.
When should you not get a Rottweiler?
Some dogs can be really aggressive. If you don’t have the time to search for a line that is not too explosive then maybe you should just get a different breed. But raising a peaceful safe dog is not all about having the perfect line. You will also need to socialize the dog at a very young age to prevent its protective temperament to evolve into dangerous aggression. Make sure you have the time to train the dog from an early age. The dog can also be rowdy and jumpy when young which is something you should consider in case you do not want to deal with that an overactive dog.
When should you get a Rottweiler?
If you really need a pet that looks intimating to intruders, the Rottweiler will do. It does not have to be aggressive but most people simply associate danger with the breed. Some dogs can really be demanding when it comes to grooming but not the Roti. Its short coat is pretty easy to take care of. If you don’t have the time to dedicate to your dog’s grooming, then get yourself a Rottweiler.