A dog is a dog, is a dog right? Well, the answer to that question depends on whether or not you’ve fallen in love with a particular breed of dog.
So what makes a Rottweiler so unique that once you’re exposed to them, you can’t live without them? In my humble opinion, having been in love with the breed for almost 20 years, it’s because of their character and split personalities:0)
All the things you hear on the news, and spewing out of the mouths of highly ignorant people doesn’t even come close to depicting the real Rottweiler.
What do I mean by split personalities? I have a 120 lb dog who sleeps with me all night because his daddy works graveyard. He absolutely loves to snuggle, hog the covers and give great big kisses.
That same dog, should someone knock on my door in the middle of the night or worse, break into my house, will not only scare the living daylights out of the would-be intruder, but protect me with his life if necessary.
Now, flip that coin again and anyone who meets my well-trained Rottweiler while we’re out and about on a walk, or a trip to the pet store will meet a fun-loving, tail wagging (what there is of it) class clown.
When he meets someone new, the first thing he wants to do is sit on their foot, lean against their leg and push his head under their hand for a pet.
If there’s a ball within 100 yards, his nose will sniff it out. If you’re lucky enough to be the chosen one he brings it to for throwing, then you’re his best friend for life. Should you ignore his efforts to get you to throw it, then you’ll find him pushing the ball between your feet and looking back and forth between your face and the ball until you finally cave in.
Now go ahead and flip that coin one more time and find a Rottweiler that is guarding the family vehicle while his people are in the store. You’re likely to get a calm stare that simply say’s “Please back away from the vehicle.”
Should you not comply with the first request, then you’ll likely receive a second warning that sounds more like “back away from the vehicle NOW!”
Rottweiler dogs are fiercely loyal to their family, and very protective of persons and property that “belong” to their pack.
Rottweiler owners are absolutely passionate about the breed. Just go to an online forum that’s dedicated to Rotties, like RottweilersOnline.com and you’ll find a very passionate group of people, who after owning one Rottweiler will never own another breed of dog. They at least swear a Rottie will always be a part of their family.
Contrary to popular belief, Rotties make great family pets and tend to love children. Their natural tendency is to be very calm, cool and collected. The key to bringing out the true Rottweiler traits is to properly raise, train and socialize, which unfortunately doesn’t always happen.
If you’re thinking about adding a Rottweiler to your family, I strongly encourage you to do as much research as possible, and find out what the real Rottie is all about.