Rottweiler

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Breed Group: Working
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Overview
The Rottweiler has origins that are unknown, however it probably descended from the Italian Mastiff. During the Middle Ages, the Rottweiller was commonly used as a herd dog. The Rottweiler became nearly extinct in the 1800's, but made a wonderful comeback in the early twentieth century by breeders in Stuttgart. The Rottweiler today is used for a variety of things such as tracking, herding, watch dogging, police work, obedience trails, as well as guarding which he does exceptionally well in.
Character
The Rottweiler can be a very fun loving dog, however he is very powerful and can be serious at times. Early obedience training and socialization is a must. This breed can be very territorial and protective of their family and their environment. Rottweilers can be very intimidating, still retaining an undeserving reputation as a vicious and/or mean dog, however they do extremely well in a family environment.
Temperament
The temperament of the Rottweiler can vary. Some can be very affectionate and somewhat of a clown, while others can be bullies. It is critical that this breed is socialized at an early age. Rottweilers can do well with children if raised around them, but should be supervised around small children due to their sheer size and power. The Rottweiler can do well around other dogs, however can be somewhat combative and can show aggression if not socialized properly as this is a very protective breed of both their family and their territory.
Care
The Rottweiler has a short and glossy coat that is relatively easy to groom. An average shedding breed, brushing with a firm bristle brush regularly should remove any excess hair or dead hairs. Bathing too often will remove the natural oils from the coat and/or skin. Dry shampooing is used by many Rottweiler owners as well as breeders so they are not to remove the essential oils in this breeds coat.
Coat
The Rottweiler has an outer coat that is short, straight, dense and of medium length. The coat should always be coarse to the touch. The undercoat should be present around the neck and thighs. Coat should never be wavy or curly. The Rottweiler has one of the most noticeable coats with the distinct black and bright rust coloring along their legs, underbelly and muzzle.
Training
Rottweilers are very eager to earn and will excel if given the opportunity. Obedience training is a must as this breed can become destructive without enough stimulation. A firm and dominant hand must be used when training this powerful breed. The Rottweiler is extremely intelligent and does well in many different sports and trials, but can also be stubborn. Obedience classes are recommended, but not always required.
Activity
The Rottweiler should have at least a large sized yard. They aren't really active indoors, so they need plenty of exercise outdoors, off lead preferably. This breed loves long walks and should have at least two long walks per day totaling at least two hours of exercise per day.
Weight
Male: 85-135; Female: 80-100 lbs
Height
Male: 24-27; Female: 22-25 inches
Color(s)
black with tan markings
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Rottweiler puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Rottweiler varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Rottweiler puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Rottweilers sold is $1,175.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Rottweiler with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,500 upwards to $9,000 or even more for a Rottweiler with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Rottweilers sold is $1,000.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,175.00
Average Price: $1,000.00
Top Quality: $2,500.00 to $9,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 15699 Rottweiler puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Rottweiler puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Rottweilers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Rottweiler Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 15699 Rottweiler dogs.
  • 1. Rott
  • 2. Bella
  • 3. Bear
  • 4. Max
  • 5. Daisy
  • 6. Rocky
  • 7. Duke
  • 8. Beauty
  • 9. Sasha
  • 10. Roxy
  • 11. Harley
  • 12. Sadie
  • 13. Diesel
  • 14. Vulcan
  • 15. Justice
  • 16. Tank
  • 17. Chase
  • 18. Tyson
  • 19. Sunshine
  • 20. Abby

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Location: St Louis, Missouri
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Here at Ballardhaus Rottweilers, we are known for having top-of-the-line Rottweilers with All European and German Bloodlines. When you see our dogs, you notice the gorgeous heads first! When you OWN our dogs, you notice the awesome temperaments, and gorgeous tree-trunk bone bodies to go along with the beautiful head pieces. Not only do you get a Rottweiler Puppy with amazing bloodlines, but you get breeder support for the pups entire life, an option for full LIFETIME hip & health guarantee and a promise that you will be more than satisfied. We breed with the expectation that all of our puppies are out of top Rottweilers from all over the world, and can carry on their ancestors paw steps by achieving Championships in all venues including conformation, working, herding, obedience, and agility. Watch for Von Ballardhaus Rottweilers in AKC & German Style rings all over the country.

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Anonymous asked:
I have 2 Rottweilr pups, they are brothers. Will they become enemies when they get older?

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Anonymous

If the puppies grow up together and get along now, they should be just fine as adults. However, if they are not neutered, then they could become aggressive towards each other later on in life. Get them neutered between 9 months and a year old. Discourage any aggressive behavior and make sure they go through basic obedience classes one on one and work with them together and separately so they know who to listen too.

Anonymous

It's not recommended to get two puppies, even if they aren't from the same litter. Research littermates syndrome to see if your puppies are showing any concerning symptoms.

Anonymous asked:
What basic puppy shots do they come with?

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Anonymous

A reputable and responsible breeder will have a puppy have their first set of shots at about 7 weeks of age. However, this is a question to ask your vet. All puppies need 3 sets of shots that protect them from illness' that can kill a puppy. Including but not limited to bordatella, parvo, worms, ect.

Anonymous

A basic puppy shot or the first set of shots includes Distemper, Measles, Parainfluenza (Given at 6 - 8 weeks), the second set of shots includes DHPP - Vaccines for Distemper, Adenovirus [hepatitis], Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus (Given at 10 - 12 weeks), at 12 - 24 weeks, the rabies shot is given and at 14 - 16 weeks the DHPP shot is given again.

Anonymous asked:
I need to know the name of an insurance company that will provide home insurance to an owner of a Rottweiler?

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Anonymous

Because the Rottie is the #3 breed of dog that is on the 'bite' or 'aggression' list, not many insurance companies will insure an owner that has one. However, since we do not know what province, state or even country you live in; we can not tell you the answer you are looking for. It is best to contact the companies in your area and ask one by one.

Anonymous

I have had excellent experience with Farmers Insurance.

Anonymous

Sometimes some Insurance companies will allow you to own them if you take your dog and get CGC title on them.

Anonymous

Like any animal its how you raise them. My rottie we had her from the time she was 8 weeks old she recently had to be put down as she had cancer which cost her her mobility at the age of 11 years old. She never bit anyone in fact my toddler granddaughters would crawl all over her and she would lick their faces.

Anonymous asked:
Should a Rottweiler as a pup have specks white in color on their feet and chest?

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Anonymous

Most people would view this as unworthy in a purebred Rottweiler puppy. It is probably either not full purebred rottweiler or it is just a trait.

Anonymous

I would say it is not a purebred Rottweiler. Rottweiler's are red and black and any other color is a indication of a rottweiler mix.

Anonymous

Not a well bred Rottweiler. That is a disqualifying fault according to the standard. AKC.org

Anonymous

The world's top bloodlines produce pups with white patches. The white patches will go away when the pups sheds it coat.

Anonymous

No well bred puppy will have a white match. No top of the line bloodline would have them in their lines either.

Anonymous

Hundreds of yrs ago the rotti was considered a work dog. They were cross need to make a stronger dog.Once thought a sign of poor breeding, the white markings found on some Rottweilers' chests simply reflect the history of the Rottweiler. The appearance of white hairs originates from breeds such as the Bernese mountain dog and greater Swiss mountain dog, which were crossbred with mastiff-type dogs to create the original Rottweiler dog. These dogs had white chests; as such, so do some modern-day Rottweilers. Past Rottweilers could be found in a variety of color combinations including yellow and black, yellow and tan, red and tan, blue and tan, brindle and solid black.

Anonymous asked:
I was looking at purchasing a male puppy. I checked into the history of the parents. The male Sire is the great grandparent of the Dam. Is this a problem?

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Anonymous

Some breeders use their sire's multiple times in the lines of their dogs because they want to keep a certain trait in their lines that they can not find in another dog. However, that can have a negative effect on the puppies healthy and well-being. If the puppies are looked after by a vet and have been checked for health problems and have none, that is a good thing. It is up to you to decide whether or not you agree with that type of breeding. It would be the same as if your great grandfather was also your father; so it becomes a personal choice after making sure the puppy is free from health problems.

Anonymous

It's not just about genetic issues. It's also about possible behavioral issues when in breeding your Sir and dam.

Anonymous

Be cautions I bought a puppy in the same conditions, she was a health puppy. But at 13 months she was diagnosed with hip problems and today she can't walk and we are heart broken with having her put down. So after 3 1/2 years of treatments we are losing her. It is hard to fall in love with your puppy and then watch them go through health problems.

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Updated: 12/10/2017