Rottweiler Puppies for Sale
Meet Rottweiler Puppies for Sale
Looking for a dog that can double as a fiercely protective guardian and a lovable, gentle giant? Look no further than the Rottweiler puppies for sale at Keystone Puppies! Whether you’re looking for a Rottweiler puppy or another of our purebred dogs — which include German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers and Great Swiss Mountain Dogs and more — you can rest assured knowing your pup comes from a quality pedigree. All our breeders are committed to ethical breeding practices and treat each of their pups as members of the family prior to adoption.
First bred in Germany in by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago, Rottweilers were originally working dogs — driving cattle to market for farm owners. Lovingly referred to as Rotties, this breed is a force to be reckoned with due to its size and intense disposition. Though you’re unlikely to spot many Rottweiler puppies being raised to work in the field, they continue to be popular guard dogs thanks to their physique, obedience and trainability.
While this breed can be suitable in a family environment that includes children — even small children — it’s important to be prepared to give your pup the training it needs to thrive before considering one of our Rottweilers for sale. Highly defensive of its pack, this dog will keep you and your family feeling safe if given the attention it deserves — but its sheer muscle power can make it a danger to others if brought up in an unstructured environment. Naturally aloof toward strangers, this dog can be trained to be friendly and welcoming toward other dogs and people with proper care and handling.
- Country of Origin: Germany
- Weight: 90 - 130 lbs
- Height: 22 - 27 inches
- Color: Black with markings ranging from rust to mahogany. 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.
Rottweiler Puppies Temperament
If you’re considering one of our Rottweiler puppies for sale, be prepared for a big commitment! Training must start from day one with this breed — as well as proper socialization with other dogs and humans beginning in early puppyhood, as this breed may react poorly to unfamiliar dogs. Intelligent and loving, this dog is eager to please and easy to train with firm, reward-based instructions.
This breed does best in an active household with owners that are prepared to meet its rigorous exercise and handling requirements. Your Rottweiler puppy will show signs of asserting dominance from an early age, so it’s important to establish your pup’s role within the pack. As this dog’s natural urge is to protect its family, it becomes anxious after long stretches of time alone — this can lead to destructive behavior, particularly if they haven’t been given enough exercise. However, when properly raised and cared for, your new Rottweiler puppy will be one of the most loyal & loving companions you could ever adopt.
Rottweiler Puppies Health Considerations
Like most larger breeds, your Rottweiler puppy will have a reduced life expectancy when compared with smaller dogs — averaging at around eight to 10 years. With proper exercise and nutrition, this can be extended, with some dogs living to be 12 or longer. Like any breed, Rottweilers come with their own unique health considerations. Some of these include the following:
- Hip & Elbow Dysplasia
- Aortic Stenosis
- Eye Issues – Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) and Cataracts
- Various Cancers
While many breeds — particularly larger dogs — are at risk of hip dysplasia, this risk is even more pronounced in Rottie puppies. While this condition usually develops in later life, it’s important to choose a pup from a quality pedigree when searching for Rottweilers for sale. This is important with any breed, but especially Rottweiler puppies—who are often bred irresponsibly and suffer from a range of health and behavioral issues due to low-quality bloodlines.
At Keystone Puppies, we work exclusively with experienced and ethical breeders. Our mission is to stamp out puppy mills for good — ensuring each of our puppies available for adoption lives the happiest, healthiest life possible. To learn more about our commitment to integrity, read about the Keystone Puppies Health Guarantee!
Rottweiler Puppies Coat & Coat Care
The Rottweiler breeds have a short double coat that’s coarse and straight. The outer coat is medium in length, shorter on the head, ears, and legs; the undercoat is found mainly on the neck and thighs.
The Rottweiler is always black with markings that are rust to mahogany in color. The markings appear over the eyes, on the cheeks, on each side of the muzzle, on the chest and legs, and beneath the tail.
Before considering adopting one of our Rottweiler puppies for sale, it’s important to be aware of coat care requirements. Rottweilers have double coats with a coarse, medium-length outer coat and thick, shorter undercoat. Rottie puppies shed seasonally — with heavy shedding during the spring and fall, and moderate shedding year-round.
Fortunately, our Rottweilers for sale won’t need much coat maintenance compared to other dogs, particularly doodles. Simply brush your Rottweiler puppy one to two times per week, and bathe with a dog-friendly shampoo & conditioner to keep your companion’s coat shiny and healthy! Potential owners may wish to invest in a de-shedding tool, as well as sticky rollers to help manage dog hair collecting on surfaces.
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