Rottweiler Puppies for Sale


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Overview

Looking for a Rottweiler puppy for sale? They are a beloved breed in the United States, but their breed has not always been so popular. They are a member of the Mastiff family that was once valued as a cart dog. In Germany, the dogs became known as metzgerhunds, or “butcher dogs,” since these strong canines were often used to haul meat to market. But 1882, they were no longer needed as a cart dog, and records show that by the 1890’s, the breed was almost extinct.

While most historians believe this breed descended from drover dogs used by the Romans to herd livestock, the Rottweiler is actually named after Rottweil, Germany. In the 1900’s, Germans worked to formalize breed standards, and the Rottweiler experienced a resurgence in popularity. During World Wars I and II, the courageous Rottweiler was often trained as a police dog. Over time, its fierce disposition and formidable strength helped its popularity rebound. The Rottweiler became a favorite choice for security dogs.

The breed was first recognized by the AKC in 1931 and grouped as Working.

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Weight: 90 - 130 lbs
  • Height: 22 - 27 inches
  • Color: If you are looking for Rottweiler puppies for sale, make sure you understand their coats and coat care. They American Kennel Club requires that registered pups are black with markings ranging from rust to mahogany. These puppies have distinct color markings over the eyes, on the cheeks, on each side of the muzzle, on the chest and legs, and beneath the tail. There are also tan lines on the toes.

Temperament

If you want to adopt a Rottweiler puppy, make sure you understand their temperament. While this breed has a reputation for security and police work, well-socialized Rottweilers are calm and confident. They may be aloof toward strangers but does not fear them. This dog’s instinct is to guard protect, so thorough training is needed to curb any tendencies towards aggressiveness.

These dogs like to have a well-defined role in the family and needs “work” to remain calm and centered. Rotties are also extraordinarily physical dogs that crave outdoor exercise. They will play fetch, tug, or chase for hours. Make sure you give this pup lots of time to run and roam.

These puppies are intelligent and loyal. They enjoy games and are eager to learn new tasks and tricks. With proper training, they can become good family dogs. Socialization may be needed to help your Rottie become comfortable with other dogs or animals in your household.

These dogs need human companionship to stay centered. If you leave your pup alone too often, you may find your bored or lonely dog engages in destructive behavior.

Health

Ready to buy a Rottweiler puppy? Make sure you understand how to keep them in good health. The average life expectancy for a Rottweiler is between 8 – 10 years. Like many large breeds, they can experience joint issues later in life. Keeping your dog at a trim weight will minimize the risk of problems with joints. This breed also requires daily outdoor exercise and plenty of indoor space to stretch and roam.

Rotties can become overheated or suffer from heat strokes, so monitor them carefully in the heat and make sure they have access to fresh water. Don’t’ give your pup ice cold water in the heat, since this breed is susceptible to bloat.

Other health concerns in this breed are:

  •    Cancer
  •    Panosteitis
  •    Heart Failure
  •    Skin Disease

Take your dog in for regular vet checkups. With all breeds, it’s important to stay current on all shots and vaccinations.

Coat & Coat Care

Your Rottie will have a short double coat that’s straight and coarse. The outer coat is medium length, and the coat is short on the head, ears, and legs. They have undercoats on their thick necks and on their thighs, but the thickness of the undercoat may vary based on your climate.  

This breed has few grooming requirements. They experience heavy shedding, usually twice a year. During shedding, daily brushing will control the amount of fur in your home. Regular brushing during other times of the year will help keep your dog’s coat shiny.

Wipe your dog’s muzzle to remove drool, if it’s a problem. Bath 3-4 times a year, or as needed.

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