Rottweilers like Pit bulls have a bad and, in most cases, the unfair reputation of being vicious and aggressive dog breeds.
The truth is, just like with every other breed, when socialized and trained properly, these dogs can be loving, sweet, and often goofy companions and pets.
Just take a look at some of the photos of those adorable Rottweiler puppies, and you will see how sweet these dogs are.
Rottweilers are actually loving and loyal pets and are currently ranked under number 8 in the US in popularity, according to the AKC.
Read on to find out more if you are contemplating adding a Rottweiler puppy to your family.
Rotties tend to be overly protective
Since Rottweilers are large dogs with strong protective and guarding instincts, they have been perceived as overly aggressive by members of the public.
But despite their strong protective instincts, Rottweiler puppies can be taught to be friendly and sociable animals if socialized from an early age.
You should make sure that you set up enough play dates for your Rottweiler puppy with other puppies and well-mannered dogs, as well as with various people, strangers included.
You can be sure that they will be appreciated and snuggled by everyone who meets them, as they are amazingly cute and sweet, especially during puppyhood.
Rottweiler puppies require a lot of physical and mental stimulation
If you are planning on getting a Rottweiler puppy, keep in mind that the cute pup will grow very quickly and will become stronger and larger within the next few months.
They are a dog breed that requires sufficient physical and mental exercise as they are growing up, so be prepared to play a lot of games of fetch, and wrestling, and spend time training your Rottie from an early age.
These puppies enjoy and respond well to obedience training, as they are a highly intelligent breed.
So, a Rottweiler puppy is an excellent choice if you don’t mind staying active and spending a lot of time outdoors engaging with your dog.
Rottweiler puppies can be drooly and gassy
Young Rottweiler puppies can be gassy and can burp and drool a bit, but given how sweet and fun to play with these pups are, we are sure that you won’t mind receiving those wet kisses and doing a bit of cleaning after your new puppy.
Plus, with the right, age-appropriate dog food, you can minimize the gassiness and those burps in your young pup.
They can forget that they are big dogs sometimes
Since Rottweilers grow quite rapidly, your Rottie may soon grow to become a 100-130 pound puppy. But in many cases, your puppy will still feel like a small lapdog, so be prepared to cuddle a large-sized baby dog in your lap.
Since Rotties were initially bred for moving herds of cattle, they can try to nudge and lean on you when they are expecting praises and treats.
Despite looking shiny and tough, they do require regular grooming
Even though they have a medium-long coat, Rottweilers have double coats, which can shed quite a lot. They do require weekly brushing and daily brushing during the shedding seasons, as well as regular baths.
This will minimize the number of dog hairs you will have to clean from the floors and furniture of your home and will keep your dog looking beautiful and healthy.
You will also have to teach your Rottweiler puppy to behave while you are brushing its teeth, clipping its nails, and inspecting and cleaning its ears. This will make grooming a much easier task when your dog is fully grown.
Before going off to a breeder to buy a Rottweiler puppy, make sure that you check the online adoption pages and local or national rescue groups and shelters for Rottweilers in need of a forever home and waiting for adoption.