Rottweiler puppies sure are cute. If you’re thinking about bringing a Rottweiler puppy into your life, here are a few things you should know and consider ahead of time.
1. 1. They Love Physical And Mental Exercise While your Rottweiler puppy may only be around 15 pounds at eight weeks, they’re going to grow into a smart, strong, and big dog.
Rottweiler pups need loads of physical stimulation. This breed loves to wrestle and get plenty of fetch in.
Rottweiler puppies also enjoy obedience training. They are the thought to be one of the world’s smartest breeds, after all!
If you consider yourself active, a Rottweiler pup may be right for you.
2. 2. They Can Be A Bit Gassy
Burps, drools, and a bit of gas from the rear end may not be something every Rottweiler pup experiences, but it is common for the breed.
We think all of the cuddles, exercise, and slobbery kisses your Rottweiler puppy will give you make up for their occasional ability to clear the room.
3. 3. They Sometimes Forget How Big They Are
Sometimes they act like little pups when they’re leaning on you. Full grown, your Rottweiler puppy will be anywhere between 100 to 130 pounds.
They have the tendency to lean on people because they were bred to help herd cattle. By nudging you, they are trying to lead you to the treats, just like they would lead a cow to a pen.
Rottweilers can also think they’re lapdogs and have no issue making your stomach their pillow.
4. 4. Despite Tough Looks, They’ll Need To Spend Time Beautifying
And by “they,” we mean “you.”
Despite their short coat, Rottweilers can make an apartment with hard wood floors look like a shag carpet in a matter of days.
Daily brushing and weekly baths will help cut down on the amount of fur that ends up everywhere your Rottweiler pup sits.
Remember, you can find just about any breed of dog you are looking for at a shelter or rescue. Check out DogTime’s adoption page that lets you search for adoptable dogs by breed in your area.
Have you ever adopted a Rottweiler puppy before? What other facts should we know about them? Let us know in the comments below!