Remember, it is incredibly important to understand your dog breed in order to keep him or her healthy and happy. Choose the characteristics you want on our Dog Breed Selector to find the right dog that meet your needs!
The Rottweiler Temperament is known for being vicious. They are said to attack dogs and humans. This is not true at all Rottweilers. In fact, with proper training, good food and a clear, consistent master, the Rottweiler Temperament is incredibly fun and great to be around.
Visit our Rottweiler page to learn more about the breed and its characteristics!
The Rottweiler is a very loyal dog. They will do anything and everything for their masters. They are great watchdogs and will do everything they possibly can to protect their family. They are vicious when they have been trained to be that way, but more so they will be social and fun-loving if they have been trained well since their puppy days. When the Rottweiler Temperament has been trained from puppyhood, they can be social and even-tempered. They are dignified companions for the human friends and stand by you at times of need.
The Rottweiler Temperament is not well suited for strangers because they need time to get used to the person and to trust them. The owner can train them to response well to commands while in the presence of strangers, and this can really make the difference of a lifetime in the way that they respond to company at home. They just need to take the time to decide if the person they are meeting is worthy of their time and their love. The Rottweiler can be very gentle with every single person or dog in the family. They are great with little children and even puppies! They just need to be socialized so that they know they can trust the animal or human friend that they are meeting.
Are Rottweilers Good Family Dogs?
A Rottweiler is very affectionate and playful towards their families. They are a great fit for large families with people who are very active since they do need to be doing a good amount of exercise every single day. They will be happier and healthier. If the Rottweiler is exercised every single day they will be less destructive and calmer. They need to run for about an hour each day to get their extra energy out. If the Rottweiler is not allowed to get the excessive energy out, it will get bored and be more prone to chewing down things in your house! That being said, in the summer months, it is important to limit the Rottweiler’s activities because their black coat makes them overheated during the sunny days. For an experience dog owner, who has some time to commit to training and exercising a dog that is of a large breed, the Rottweiler is a great friend to have around! The Rottweiler Temperament is well suited for a person with a backyard and some place to run around. Although some older Rottweilers might be ok with apartment living, these active large dogs usually need more space to be able to lead a healthy and active life.
The Rottweiler dog sometimes does not understand how big it is really is! There is a big chance that your Rottweiler will want to cuddle up with you on your couch, when it really might not fit in there!