(CHENNAI, TAMILNADU, INDIA)
HI, MY NAME IS RAMYA.
I HAVE 3 MONTHS OLD DACHSHUND AND 2 MONTHS OLD ROTTWEILER. MY NEIGHBOURS AND FRIENDS ADVISING NOT TO BRING UP ROTT AT HOUSE, SINCE IT IS VERY DANGEROUS AND AGGRESSIVE DOG.
ACTUALLY I AM HAVING 4 KIDS AND I AM LIVING IN FLATS. NOW I AM TOTALLY CONFUSED, CAN YOU PLEASE ADVICE ME ABOUT THIS ISSUE.
Rottweilers are not vicious, mean or dangerous dogs if they’ve been properly bred and raised. In fact they are extremely loyal and loving, while also being protective of their family.
However, they do need an experienced dog owner, or one who is willing to take the time to learn about the breed, and raise them properly. Your neighbors and friends are unlikely to have had any real-life experience with the breed and are simply repeating the sort of nonsense that surrounds this (and many other) breeds.
I’d recommend that you read the pages on my site that deal with the Rottweiler temperament and character, and also read every single page that applies to raising your pup. If you do that you will understand the Rottie much better, and be in a position to raise and take care of your pup properly.
Rottweilers make wonderful family dogs and accept both children and other pets if raised with them from puppyhood. However, always remember that a Rottweiler is a big, strong dog with very well developed protective instincts. Don’t leave small children or pets with a Rottie unsupervised, as accidents can happen even in play.
If you’re living in a small flat or your home is crowded, having such a large dog may prove difficult at least at first. Rotties are slow to reach maturity, and when they’re adolescents they’re big and clumsy. Rottweiler puppies do have a fair bit of energy, and need to be walked/exercised/trained regularly. However, as adults they are pretty ‘laid-back’ and a daily walk plus a couple of extra ‘play’ sessions is often enough to keep them happy.
I’d recommend that you start with these pages….
Hopefully this will help you. I wish you the best of luck with your puppy.