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Advice Rottweilers

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by yorkshireshoot, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. yorkshireshoot

    yorkshireshoot Posting Addict

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    Going to look at a pup later today just wondered if anybody owns or has experience with Rottweilers . I've always had dogs from pups but never a giant breed before , any advice or tips would be appreciated :up:
     
  2. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Stunning dogs mate.

    Socialise as much as possible with other dogs people/children, if it's a male then get him neutered. With dogs of that size and strength, YOU have to be top dog, you don't want a head strong rotty on the lead.

    Its the same for all dogs, but because of the breed, training must be strict and consistant from the off!
     
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    Yeah he's a male mate , will be taking him out as much as possible in first few weeks and we have a 5 year old so will be well used to him and his friends on street . They are a beautiful dog you just don't see many now because of all the bad press they get which is usually down to owners not the animal itself .
     
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    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Don't let the bad press put you off mate, my uncle had 3 males at one time!! and never said boo to goose unless he himself was threatened.

    One thing they will do is protect their own!

    dont forget the pictures:)
     
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    That's part of the reason I was drawn to the breed , they love to be part of a human pack and will guard/protect its family . Will be a challenge but a rewarding one when he's grown up and properly trained I'm sure a lot of people who have said I'm mad will be eating their words . I'll def put some pictures up if we get him he's only 3/4 weeks old so will be another 4/5 weeks til he can leave mum .
     
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    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    A worth while challenge!!!!

    a rotty in tip top condition beats any bread;)
     
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    Disagree with that, my russell would kill any Rottweiller.:D
     
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    Ah ha , the jack Russell , the 2nd most dangerous creature on earth ( after the honey badger ! ) :)
     
  9. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    So would mine:)
     
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    That makes my home a very dangerous place to be as i have 3 of them.:Rock On:
     
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    There was a very friendly one that used to live across from my Grans house many moons ago. It loved a fuss and was great to meet whenever we visited Swansea.
     
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    Nice! In fairness my Russell is no bother, not nippy, or noisy. She doesn't bother other dogs, but takes no **** when other dogs try to be the big yin
     
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    I had a pug with my ex and he was always havin a go for the bigger dogs . He once tried to mount a female mastiff , hilarious ! :)
     
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    I used to have a Rottie x GSD and he was a fantastic creature, powerful, intelligent, loyal, protective, playful and loving but he did have some issues:

    Other dogs seemed to want to fight my dog, this could be quite problematic when out on walks; mine never started a fight but he seemed to attract them which resulted in me having to exercise him him in places where other dogs weren't, I did muzzle him for a while but this just left him defenceless

    This is linked to the previous point... my dog wouldn't bark or growl when threatened, if a dog started on him and he decided to retaliate then it would be without warning; I believe this is a Rottie trait and can be a bit unnerving, he made a hell of a racket if someone knocked the door mind!

    The biggest problem really though was the response from other people, if people were confident around him he was fine but he could sense fear and would react badly if people were anxious or frightened of him (remember, he wouldn't growl or bark if threatened); this was the thing I really didn't like but unfortunately his size and build meant that a fair few people would be scared to death of him and this is why my next dog will be something softer.

    This was my experience and may well not be typical but it was my experience nonetheless.
     
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    Thanks for that mate good to hear from an owner . Obviously I want my dog to be safe around other dogs and people but it seems like its a fine line between safe and "soft" . I'll just have to be very careful when training and during socialisation and try get the balance just right . As you've said a lot of people are intimidated by larger dogs presence which in turn makes a dog nervous . Hopefully I'll be able to do a good job in raising him properly
     
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    Make sure its got papers and see parents, my mate bought one and came home with a lovely looking pup which ended up being a GSD cross.
     
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    they have enormous shites, seriously. best to take carrier bags instead of poop scoop bags, the father in law had 3 at his garage and two were great. but zeus was a propper gaurd dog, get him on the lead and he was fine. but her dad was the only one that could get him into his kennel in the morning.

    if your garden allows build a run as they still take a hell of a lot of walking, and also people see them and think "oh jaysus" no matter how friendly they are
     
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    next door neighbours got one called dylan soppy as a brush nice dog ,can i ask why a rottie ? pet guard or working him? ,we have a weimaraner ,TROY , GASMAN off of here has met him a few times ,rotties i would have one but there rather a stupid dog to be honest from what ive seen of the ones around here , but each to their own and yes we all want to see pics of the ball of fur ,troy our weimaraner has never been used to as a working dog ,yet the minute were in the woods its game on from him ,and as for superior brain power its unreal clever breed
     
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    oh and that rough looking thing the dog is sitting on is my mrs lol
     
  20. Stevie Darling

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    What comes out depends on what the dog is fed, Censored patrol is a breeze when raw feeding:up:
     

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