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Rottweilers are an extremely popular pet dog today. In fact, many people who love Rotties don’t realize this dog breed is ranked eighth out of nearly 200 purebred dogs in terms of popularity! But cats are very popular too. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), after dogs, cats are the most popular pet choice. What does this mean for you if you have a cat and want to get a Rottweiler? It means…

Rottweilers are very popular pet dogs today. However, most Rottweiler owners do not realize that pet life is very new to this particular dog breed! In decades and centuries past, Rottweilers were only bred and kept for one simple reason: to work alongside people at important and often difficult or dangerous jobs. Traditional jobs included herding, droving (cart pulling), and guarding. Rottweilers have a reputation as awesome guarding and protection dogs today and that makes…

The Rottweiler is a big, strong, working dog breed. As the American Kennel Club (AKC) points out, this dog has a lengthy lineage as herding, guarding, and protection dog breed. It has only been recently that the Rottweiler has been kept as a companion canine rather than as a true working K-9. This presents a learning curve for first-time Rottweiler owners who have never owned and trained a true working dog breed before now. This…

Rottweilers are very fierce-looking large breed dogs. These dogs are very popular with the military, police, and security industries because they make excellent guarding and protection dogs. Rottweilers are also the eighth most popular companion canine in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC). So this isn’t exactly the dog breed most people think of as a “licker.” Rottweilers can be very intimidating, especially when they don’t know you. Their bark is…

The image of a mother Rottweiler dog eating her puppies makes any dog owner sick to their stomach. And it is hard even to imagine the level of distress a mother dog would have to be in to resort to this kind of behavior. Contrary to what a casual internet search may claim, Rottweiler dog mothers do not routinely engage in this kind of behavior. It is extremely rare and can typically be traced to…

The Rottweiler is a very imposing looking dog breed! These dogs are adorable as little puppies, but they grow up to be enormous, powerful adult dogs. The Rottweiler is currently the ninth most popular pick for a companion canine in the United States today (out of nearly 200 dog breeds). Why do you think they are so popular? There are a number of reasons, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC). The Rottweiler is loyal,…