Rottweiler puppies for sale in pa. The Rottweiler is also known by other names such as Rott, Rottweil butchers, or the Rotie. Their country of origin is Germany and they have been known to mankind since many centuries.
The first historical existence of this breed traces back during the times of Roman Empire and is probably a descendent of the Mastiff breed type. The Roman soldiers used these dogs for herding and were considered as good and loyal companions when the Roman soldiers had to move from country to country. During the World War I, these dogs were used as Police dogs and were assigned several roles such as that of a messenger, draught, ambulance, watch and guard dogs.
Initially, in the 19th century, these dogs were also used to pull carts which contained butchered meats. Later and still, these dogs are used in herding and as livestock. They are very intelligent and are hence also used as search and rescue dogs or as guard dogs.
Rottweiler Bull dog – At a glance
The following list of general and physical characteristics will help you to get familiarized with your Rottweiler: –
• Breed type: Pure breed (belong to the Working/ Utility/ Guardian dog breed type). These dogs are recognized by the Deutscher Rottweiler Klub, South German Rottweiler Club, Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Club, General German Rottweiler Club, American Kennel Club, Canadian Kennel Club, New Zealand Kennel Club, FCI Kennel Club UK and others.
• Height: Males have an average height of 2ft. 2 inch to 2ft. 5 inches whereas females have an average height of 2ft. to 2ft. 4 inches.
• Weight: Males weigh about 100 to 130 pounds whereas females weigh about 80 to 105 pounds at an average.
• Life Span: The Rottweiler has an average life span of 8 to 10 years.
• Available coat colors: They have double coats and coat colors typically are in a combination of black and mahogany or black and tan.
• They can give birth to 8 to 12 puppies at a time.
Temperament and Personality traits
Although, Rottweilers can be kept as backyard dogs, they cannot stand loneliness for a very long time and will eventually develop mental disorders if enough time is not spent with them. They can become destructive and aggressive too at the same time.
These dogs can get well along with children and other pets, especially if they both are raised together since puppy hood. However, Rottweilers are big and strong and hence can accidently hurt your child, especially infants and toddlers. Hence, make sure you supervise them when these two pals are together.
Rottweilers are highly trainable and intelligent dogs, if you train them in the correct manner since their puppyhood. Start crate training sessions and take him to kindergarten classes when he turns up to 6 months. Extensive training and socializing may be required as these dogs are quiet stubborn and may turn aggressive if you apply harsh methods on them.
Rottweilers can be quiet dangerous and hence it is advised that you get an insurance done before buying this pet. Many countries have restrictions and you may not be able to own one.
Feeding habits and Nutrition
Your Rottweiler will require a diet that is free of grain and gluten. Giving them appropriate amount of food will help them control their body weight and will keep them away from various diseases such as obesity and diabetes.
Rottweiler should be fed with 1 to 1 ¼ cups of premium quality dry dog food. The dog food given shall at least contain few nutrients from the following sources: –
Meat and meat sources: – Chicken, chicken liver, bison, turkey, fish (tuna and mackerel), bison etc.
Fruits and Vegetables: – All fruits and vegetables should be obtained from fresh sources and directly from farms. A good packaged dog food shall at least contain soybean, chickpea, carrot, potato, sweet potato and fruits like blueberries, pears, berries and others.
Vitamins and Minerals: – Vitamin A, Vitamin b Complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Niacin. Choline, DHA, Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and minerals such as Iron, Calcium, Selenium, Copper, Zinc and others. The dog food you give should be approved by AAFCO.
Along with the nutrients mentioned above, these dogs should also be fed with few dietary supplements. Whatever supplement you feed him, should first be revised from a dog nutritionist or a vet. Feed him with a supplement that he is deficient of and that which is not a part of his daily diet.
Health and Immunization
Rottweilers are otherwise healthy dogs but if proper care and good health practices are not maintained then they are prone to certain illnesses.
Common disease conditions in Rottweilers include: –
Hip and Elbow dysplasia, Osteochondritis dissecans, entropion, ectropion, infection due to parvovirus, diabetes, heart familiar, progressive retinal atrophy, overheating, skin related diseases, osteosarcoma, bloating or Gastric dilation volvulus, Panosteisis, hypothyroidism and others.
Rottweilers are also sensitive to allergens. They can show a hypersensitive reaction towards allergens such as pollen, dander, bedding, chemicals, aerosols and other food borne and air borne allergens present in the environment.
A daily 20 to 30 minutes’ walk along with regular exercise will keep these dogs fit and will leave diseases at bay.
Your Rottweiler should be immunized at regular intervals so that they are protected from various diseases caused by dangerous viruses. Some mandatory vaccines for this breed includes: – Parvovirus, Rabies, Distemper, Coronavirus, Hepatitis A and B, Influenza and Parainfluenza vaccines. Inject annual booster shots from experienced vets.
Care and Grooming
You should brush your Rottweiler with a firm bristle brush to distribute skin oils from the sebaceous glands and to remove dander (at least four times a week).
Bathe Rottweilers at least once a week and brush his teeth every day. Do not forget to cut their toe nails at least once a month. Take him to an experienced and trustworthy vet at least once in two months.
Adopt or rescue a Rottweiler according to the guidelines set by several organizations that give them recognition (such as those mentioned above). Two notable rescue groups from where you can adopt or rescue a Rottweiler are American Rottweiler Club and RottNet.net.