Rottweiler Puppies For Sale In Pa

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The Rottweiler is known to be very intelligent, strong, and loyal. Dogs in this breed are also affectionately called Rotties. The breed is easily identified by its large head, solid and muscular body, and distinctively handsome black and tan markings. Some consider the breed to be wild due to stories of aggressive Rotties in the hands of inexperienced owners. However, the popularity of this dog breed as a pet and watchdog is steadily on the rise.

Through generations, Rotties have been bred for protection, due to their protective instinct and judgment when their territory is invaded. They are commonly used by law enforcement officers in various operations.

Consistent training from an early age and socialization with children and other pets are some of the things that make a Rottie gentle, family friendly, and well-mannered when in public settings. Rotties are known for their loyalty and love for their owners and families. However, a Rottie’s idea of play can sometimes be dangerous to children, the elderly, smaller adults, and anyone who cannot run away from them.

Puzzle toys can be used to stimulate their brains. In addition, 10-20 minute walk everyday can help keep the rotties in shape because they can easily put on weight. Exercise and other physical activities give them a great sense of accomplishment. Whether in competition, work, therapy, or herding, Rotties thrive when they are engaged in physical activities. Rotties are an active breed and will always find something constructive or destructive to do, whether on their own or at the request of their owners. These dogs can live both indoors and outdoors.

Temperament and Personality
It can be difficult to predict the temperament of Rotties. They can be calm, alert, nervous, shy, excitable, or hyperactive. Rottie personality can range from serious and reserved to silly and fun loving. They are born with different personalities, for instance two puppies born of the same mother may have one with high energy levels who destroys things and the other being quite calm and relaxing at the sofa with its owner.

Rottie is a loner by nature and is suitable for people who go to work during the day. They do not mind being alone, but also love being around their families. Rotties are considered to be thinkers. Their first reaction is often to step back, assess the situation, before taking action, high level training is required for them to know how best to handle a situation.

Keeping a keen eye on their behavior is very important. You should pay attention when they bark and try to find out what has caught its interest because they only bark when something is not right. It is important to supervise these dogs closely; especially when they are in the company of their family’s and neighbor’s children. A Rottie may intimidate your neighbor’s children if it feels like the neighbor’s children are endangering your family’s children.

Unless welcomed by the owner, Rotties will not allow strangers into the owner’s property. It is important to train your Rottie when it is still a puppy because that is when they establish behaviors and habits. Failure to do so may result in a very stubborn dog. Puppies should be taken to puppy kindergarten when they are around 10-12 weeks to socialize. However, vets recommend limited exposure to other dogs and public places until completely vaccinated. In addition, you must provide proof that your dog has been vaccinated before it can be enrolled in a puppy kindergarten.

Untrained, bored, and unsupervised dogs tend to develop obnoxious behaviors such as barking, digging, and destroying things. When looking for a puppy, talk to a reputed breeder and describe to him/her the traits you want in a dog. Breeders can make uncannily accurate recommendations because they interact with the puppies on a daily basis and can recommend the puppy that suits the lifestyle or personality of a client.

Like any other dog breed, Rotties are prone to certain health complications. Avoid buying puppies from breeders who cannot ascertain the health status of their puppies. One of the most common health conditions that affect Rotties is hip dysplasia. This is a genetic deformity characterized by the inability of the head of the femur to fit into the hip socket. The severity of this condition may range from mild to severe. Severe cases, which are considered to be extremely painful, can be corrected through surgery. Rotties are likely to develop arthritis as they age. This dog breed is also prone to elbow dysplasia and osteochondrosis of the knees and shoulders.

Eyelid deformities, cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy, and other problems that affect vision are likely to affect Rotties. They can also develop heart problems. Some of the health complications that Rotties are prone to might be difficult to diagnose. Therefore, your dog breeder should provide independent certification proving that the puppies and parent dogs have been tested and found to be healthy.

The Canine Health Information Centre requires Rotties to be cleared by the Canine Eye Register Foundation. The dog breed is also required to undergo hip and elbow evaluation from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals as well as Cardiac (heart) exam. Superior breeding practices do not guarantee that the puppy will not develop any health complications. However, reputed breeders only breed their healthiest and best-looking specimen after screening them for diseases.

Rottweilers should not be left out in the hot sun, but should be kept in a kennel under a shed with enough water supply because they are sensitive to high temperatures. The dogs often suffer from bloated stomachs. Common signs of bloating in dogs include restlessness and pacing, drooling, pale gums, licking of the lips, and unsuccessful vomiting. Take your dog to the vet immediately you notice these symptoms. Surgery is often prescribed for dogs with bloated stomachs.

Rottweiler Grooming
Brush the Rottweiler weekly with a soft bristle brush to keep its hair and skin healthy. Rotties shed significant amounts of loose hair during spring and fall. It is advisable to brush the dog more frequently during these seasons. In addition, bath the dog at least once a week.

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