This is Moose a 3 week old Rottweiler puppy. This was his first trip outside.
Rottweiler's have a somewhat undeserved reputation for being aggressive. While they may be aloof and 'standoffish' with strangers (which is not surprising giving its guarding heritage), the Rottweiler's general nature is one of even temper, placid, devoted and calm. While they will react to their surroundings, as a confident dog, it will do so with considered measure.
With its innate herding and guarding instincts, it will naturally want to protect its family pack and environment and when this is coupled with good socialisation and training from a very early age, the Rottweiler's loyalty is second to none. With the strength and power contained within the body of this breed, it is imperative that a good basic training is adhered to.
Given this as a fact, Rottweiler's are suited best to owners with previous dog owning experience who can bring out the best in them. In addition, they can make good companions for families with children and other animals, again, when socialized from an early age.
Their easy going intelligence should ensure that learning new commands and behaviours should not be too much of an issue for a Rottie and when a good training programme is in place making it possible for the playful side of this dog to come out in safety.