Rottweilers are strong dogs with a soft core. They are devoted to their owners, who they will protect and follow. They would rather come with you to work and will even be happy with a smaller living arrangement just to be close to you. Leaving them home alone in the backyard will not bring out the famous Rottweiler smiley face!
They are real protectors of their pack and their deep chesty bark coupled with their sheer body weight and appearance will make any intruder turn on his heels.
Rottweilers are brave and fearless, very alert and territorial, with an affectionate nature towards their owners. This dog is simply not for inexperienced dog owners as they will test their status in the pack and need clear boundaries and early socialisation. Aggression can be become an issue with this breed in the case of abuse, neglect or irresponsible ownership.
Health risk is medium to high with common elbow and hip dysplasia - choosing a good breeder is therefore upmost important.
|Health risk:||Very high|
|Life expectancy:||8-10 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||High|