If you are thinking about adopting a dog, you might want to consider a Rottweiler. This can be a great option since they make very loyal, energetic, and protective dogs. They tend to be somewhat on the large side, but some are even couch-potato-sized.
The Rottweiler breed is originally from Germany, originally bred for herding. The dogs were originally called Rottweiler Metzgerhunds, meaning Rottweiler dogs, butchers’ dogs because their primary use was to herd cattle and pull carts loaded with butchered beef to market. It was not until later that they became popular as pets. The word Rottweiler comes from the German words Rott, meaning head, and Weiler, meaning warmer; the combination of the two words gave rise to the original dog’s name. The dog is warm and friendly and can be good with children.
Since the early 1900s, Rottweilers have been known for their excellent temperament, intelligence, and work ethic. Their gentle and loving disposition makes them a wonderful choice for most families. However, they can sometimes have health problems that make them unsuitable for families with small children. Most of the time, though, rottweiler puppies grow out of their issues and show no aggressive tendencies when they reach adult size.
There have been reports of rottweilers being affected with dental disease. Although these claims remain unproven, it would be a good idea to purchase your dog from a reputable breeder and ask to see their dog’s dental records. It is not uncommon for dogs to develop some sort of dental problem during their life. If your rottweiler has any concerns about its teeth, it is best to consult your veterinarian before buying it.
The American Kennel Club classifies rottweiler breeds into three general categories: sporting group, mixed, and show. The sporting group includes all of the American Kennel Club registered breeds, as well as several British breeds including the English bulldog, and the American bulldog trainer’s dog. The mixed and show category includes the American cocker spaniel, the British bulldog, and the Alaskan malamute.
Because the working cattle dog was originally bred to herding sheep, the breed is often referred to as a herding dog. These animals are very energetic and need a large amount of exercise daily. Some of the larger breeds like the rottweiler, therefore, have been bred for the herding aspect alone. If you are looking for a small and quiet dog then the rottweiler may be perfect for you.