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   History of the Rottweiler

  Rottweilers are one the most rugged and dependable working dogs in the world. Their physical power, strength in running, and intelligence make them a favorite dog to own. These large dogs are known  to have great instincts for Obedience, Protection, and Tracking. Trained properly the movements of Rottweilers are precise and pinpoint.  However, Rottweilers are not for every dog owner. Due to their size, drive, and will power they can be a handful for an inexperienced dog owner. Depending on their lineage Rotties can be high-ranking in the dog world. If a rottweiler doesn’t respect or submit to the owner Rotties have no trouble taking control of the household.eros

  The history of the Rottweiler isn’t fully documented in any records. The domesticated breed today is thought to be descended from Drover dogs from Rome. These Drover dogs herded sheep for the Roman armies while on campaigns. The sheep provided fresh meat for the soldiers.  During one campaign in A.D. 74 the Roman army made its way across the alps into what is now southern Germany. After the Romans were thrown out of the country centuries later the drover dogs remained.

  Around A.D. 700 the name of  a town in the region was called das Rote Wil (the red tile). This was because the floors of the Roman villa ruins were made from red tiles. The name das Rote Wil is recognized as the derivative of the word Rotttweil. The Rottweiler continued its working dog status into the 19th century.  However, due to modern-day inventions the need for this working dog was diminished. By the mid 1800’s the Rottweilers numbers declined rapidly. Around 1901 the Rottweiler made a comeback. This time working as police dogs.

  The first Rottweiler was admitted into the AKC Stud Book in 1931 and the standard was adopted in 1935. The first obedience title for an American Rottweiler was in 1939. In 1948 the first championship was achieved.


 Providing Rottweilers Work 

  Rottweilers are born with a need to work.  They need to be mentally and physically worked from an early age. A busy Rottweiler grows up to be a well balanced dog. An owner doesn’t want to leave a Rottweiler to themselves. A Rottweiler is a breed that can’t be a latch key dog. The inner energy and intensity of this breed is super high. The breed lives to be on the move and active. They love to roam and search new areas. A young inactive Rottweiler can develop Behavioral Problems quickly. It’s important an owner monitors their dog to make sure their needs are being met. m219741294

  Some things to watch for:

  • Is the dog destructive
  • Barking relentlessly
  • Crying constantly
  • Digging
  • Jumping at doors
  • Biting itself and causing sores
  •  Aggressive
  • lacks obedience
  • extremely needy (needs constant attention)
  • Lacks socialization with animals and humans
  • Fearful of new environments

  If any of these signs are evident the owner needs to get help fast. The dog’s needs are not being met. Many times owners believe with age the dog will begin to get better. The notion a young dog will get better on its own with age is short-sighted.  There’s no guarantees this will happen. Physically handling an emotionally imbalanced Rottweiler is very hard for the inexperienced dog owner.

  A well-balanced Rottweiler is calm, confident, and submissive to the owner. A Rottweiler is naturally aloof with strangers but will develop friendships with time.   The well-known characteristic of a Rottweiler is their “Wait and See” attitude to things unfamiliar or of interest in their environment. It’s common for a Rottweiler to immediately sit and watch intently before deciding what its next course of action should be.  This breed is a great guard dog for home and their family. The well-balanced Rottweiler also adapts well to changes in its routine easily. For this reason the Rottweiler makes a great companion for many dog lovers.  It’s common for Rottweilers to physically  fill-out to the age of 4 years old.

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