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Rottweilers Bad Reputation

Rottweiler dogs have a bad reputation but they’re not necessarily bad or aggressive dogs. These giants can be scary, and intimidating, but they are not overly aggressive by nature. Owning a Rotteweiler is a big responsibility though. Rottweilers must be properly trained and socialized at an early age. Rottweilers were used in ancient times by the Roman army to herd cattle and livestock that they needed for food when they were on a military campaign. With their strong German breeding Rottweilers are famous as guard dogs. They are very protective of their owners and will respond aggressively to any perceived threat to their owner. If you are responsible and aware of the special needs of owning a Rottweiler then a Rottweiler can be a loving companion and guard dog for you.

Rottweiler breeding and temperament

Unscrupulous breeders are responsible for a lot of the Rottweiler’s bad reputation. Breeders more concerned with than quality have bred inferior dogs. The Rottweiler puppies they offer for sale will be low quality and probably aggressive and sickly. Their mistakes create dogs who tend to be aggressive or overly attached to their owners. A good Rottweiler breeder will carefully screen any people who want to buy one of their Rottweiler puppies. A disreputable Rottweiler breeder won’t. If you want to purchase a Rottweiler puppy and the breeder doesn’t ask you to submit an application and doesn’t check references or give you a contract that person is probably not a reputable breeder and you should get your Rottweiler puppy somewhere else. If you see someone who advertises Rottweiler puppies for sale you should always ask to the see the puppy’s parents to see for yourself if they are aggressive or not.

If you decide to adopt a Rottweiler from a Rottweiler rescue you should be very sure the dog has been temperament tested before you bring it home. A Rottweiler is not a good pet for a household with small children. All the members of the household need to be taught how to control a Rottweiler before you bring it home. Some cities and town do not allow Rottweilers to be kept as pets, so be sure you check what the regulations are where you live before you spend money on a Rottweiler. You should always visit the puppy farm you want to buy a Rottweiler from before you buy the puppy. One breeder you can find on the Internet in Texas is Sam Houston Rottweilers.