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Is a Rottweiler the Type of Dog for You? – Part 1

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
4-month old Rottweiler

A 4-month-old Rottweiler -- Image via Wikipedia

Dog ownership shouldn’t be taken lightly; it’s a long-term commitment, whichever breed you choose.  If you’re considering buying a Rottweiler, also called a Rottie, there are some things you need to know.  Most importantly, a Rottweiler is a breed that is widely known to have vicious propensities, causing dog bite injury and fatalities in Texas.

Rottweilers are high maintenance dogs and can cost up to $1,000 annually on basic care alone.  Purchasing a pet-quality Rottweiler usually costs around $500.

It’s not the cost alone that’s higher than usual for dog ownership.  Rotties demand a great deal of attention on a constant basis.

These large-breed canines usually grow up to weigh between 85 and 130 pounds.  They’re large, bulky, and affectionate.

Rottweilers are exuberant dogs that like to jump on people, especially when they’re puppies.  Because they are often obstinate and willful animals, it’s best that the owners are stronger and able to take command.

Discipline of a Rottweiler is needed continuously, and the owner absolutely must take and maintain the dominant leadership role.

This powerful breed cannot be controlled well enough to be safe playing around children.  A Rottie can easily knock children down.  And he could become protective of one child in a group of children, which could be a very dangerous situation that leads to dog bite injury and even fatality.  Supervision of Rottweilers around children is necessary at all times.

To learn more about Rotties and whether it might be the breed that’s right for you, see the continuing series.

–Guest Contributor

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