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About The Rotty lover 2122 Articles
My name is Dr. Winnie. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University, a Masters of Science in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria Veterinary School in South Africa. I have been an animal lover and owners all my life having owned a Rottweiler named Duke, a Pekingese named Athena and now a Bull Mastiff named George, also known as big G! I'm also an amateur equestrian and love working with horses. I'm a full-time Veterinarian in South Africa specializing in internal medicine for large breed dogs. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 kids and Big G in my free time. Author and Contribturor at SeniorTailWaggers, A Love of Rottweilers, DogsCatsPets and TheDogsBone


  1. Is there a certain line of rotties that live 13-15 years old? We lost our male rottie to bloat here because we don’t have a 24 hr. critical care here in October 2017. Our males companion was put down this February because of cancer in two legs. One front and one in the back. We had to strecher her outside to bathroom. What a heartbreak to lose both. Like our children. We never bred them and do you think that breeding is better? Which rottie is more suseptable to disease, the american or the german? We only fed them the best of food no additives made here in Canada and no recalls. I spoke to a lady the other day at petsmart and her rottie is 13 and eats pedigree.

    • Very sad to hear about your fur babies, Personally I dont believe there is a line of Rottweilers that can guarantee to be free of these horrible diseases, a lot of it is genetic unfortunately.I have raised 3 Rotties to past 11 years, luck I guess, now with my latest boy Bear, I am trying the holistic approach,by giving supplements along with premium kibble,I give him Nupro Joint Supplement,Olive Leaf Powder, Suirulina Powder, Alaskan Wild Caught Salmon Oil, by researching these products I feel it gives him a better chance at living longer, I dont represent any of these products it’s just whatI found after researching, I also give him Glyco Flex Stage one, to me this stuff works IMO

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss – I wish I knew why cancer takes so many of our Rotties. My friend lost theirs @ 9 1/2 years old. My Boy is almost 6 and I pray every day he is always healthy.

  3. ours was almost 5, we fed him only blue buffalo, he got osteocarcoma in his right front leg, and we had him about 2.5 months after the diagnosis. He was the best dog, like our child, so smart, so loyal. I still cry for him everyday, I miss him so much. We lost him in February 2018, if I can help, I am willing to do so, this breed is so misunderstood and make such excellent pets.

  4. My Male rottie is 9 years old. He is fed kibbles made for Rotties but is overweight. Best way to lose a few pounds at this age?

  5. Has anyone experience aggressive behavior with their rottie? If so how did you guys correct the behavior?

  6. My Condolences, losing two Rotts is very hard. I cut my teeth on Rotties, with a dear friend, an older German woman. When she lost her porkie, I have never seen anyone more lost. She grieved for two years. Only a few years earlier Porkie had been an incredible athlete.

  7. I have a rottie puppy that is 7 months old and weighs about 70 pounds. He is skinny and has a long snout. He has filled out a bit and he head has gotten a little bit bigger, but I’m concerned he won’t get much bigger than what he is already. His dad has papers the mom does not. How do Rottweilers grow? This is my first real puppy I have had him since he was 2 months. I’m just not familiar with the puppy growing process.

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