Are you thinking of bringing home a four-legged friend, but you don’t know where to start? Why not look at a Rottweiler puppy? This dog breed doesn’t have a great reputation since they’re often portrayed as aggressive and mean. But that’s not the case at all. There’s a lot to love about this breed.
A brief overview of the Rottweiler
In a nutshell, the Rottweiler is loyal, affectionate, and playful. While they may not get along with other dogs, cats, and young children right away, they do make excellent watchdogs. This companion dog will get along well with all of its family members. They are protective by nature and will alert you if they feel something is off, but they won’t be aggressive or attack others. In fact, they’ll only bark when they feel the need to get your attention if something is wrong. Via Rey…
This pooch is eager to please, making them easy to train. This is a good thing since they’ll need early training and socialization as a puppy. In addition, they have moderate energy levels, so daily exercise, walks, and playtime is needed. Finally, they love having a job to do, so anything that will allow them physical and mental stimulation is ideal.
Luckily, the Rottweiler is a low-maintenance dog to care for. They have a short, smooth coat with moderate shedding levels. Brushing them once a week will be a good idea, and they’ll need a bath once every couple of months.
Rottweilers will grow to be about 22 to 27 inches tall and weigh between 80 to 135 pounds. Females are typically smaller than males. As a result, they are prone to some health issues such as hip dysplasia, eye diseases, and heart conditions. However, with proper care and regular trips to the veterinarian, your pooch should live about 9 to 10 years.
Where to find Rottweiler puppies
If you think this loveable pooch might be the right breed for you and your family, let’s see where you can find them.
You can always search around breed-specific rescues that care for Rottweilers. Shelters may also have this doggo as well. This is a great way to get a furry friend since you’ll be able to give a dog a good home that doesn’t already have one. This is Honda…
Alternatively, you can go through a reputable breeder. A good breeder will know all about Rottweilers, their temperament, health issues, and more. They’ll pass along any information about the litter of puppies and even let you meet the puppies and their parents before buying. You’ll want to be careful of backyard breeders and make sure that the breeder cares for the dogs in good condition. They won’t let the puppies go until they’re at least eight weeks of age. Plus, the breeder will ensure that you and your home will be a good fit for the puppy.
How much do Rottweiler puppies cost?
So, how much does a Rottweiler puppy cost? It can be anywhere between $600 and $2,000, with the average being about $1,150. If you go through a breeder, the cost may be higher, while it might be lower if you go through a rescue or shelter.
In addition, you can expect to spend about $2,000 per year for your pooch, with the first year being around $4,500. These first-year costs include the puppy, food, toys, a crate, grooming supplies, and other accessories dogs need.
Preparing for a Rottweiler puppy
Speaking of accessories, how do you prepare to bring home a Rottweiler puppy? First, you’ll want to go shopping. Then, make sure you have all the essentials, such as:
- Food and water bowls
- Toys (chews, ropes, balls, teething toys, etc.)
- Collar, leash, and harness
- Grooming supplies
- Clean supplies (poop bags, pet-safe floor cleaners, etc.)
There’s more to it as well. For example, you might need to go to the pet store a couple of times to ensure you have everything you need for your doggo.
Additionally, make sure you have a veterinarian picked out. One of the first things you’ll want to do upon bringing home your new pooch is getting them checked out at the vet. You’ll want to ensure their shots are up to date. Finding a vet ahead of time will save you headaches in the long run, especially since some vets might not be accepting new patients.
The final step is to ensure that your house is puppy-proof. Make sure that nothing breakable or irreplaceable is within reach of your puppy. Additionally, move all wires out of the way and make sure your pup isn’t tempted to chew them.
Bringing home your Rottweiler puppy
Now you’re ready to bring home your Rottweiler puppy. Make sure they have a small area of your home to explore but not the entire house so that they don’t get overwhelmed. You’ll want to keep a couple of days open to staying home with your new family member so that they don’t get lonely or afraid in a new place. This way, you can show them around the home, make sure they’re settled, and begin the training process. Meet Oso…
Training your Rottweiler puppy
Whether you decide to hire a professional dog trainer to come to your home, you train your dog yourself, or you attend puppy training classes at your local pet store or vet, you’ll want to begin training as soon as possible.
Rottweilers need to begin training and socializing early in life. They are easy to train since they want to please their humans, but you’ll want to make sure you raise a well-mannered pup. The best way to do this is by starting early. Rottweiler puppies respond well to repetition and positive reinforcement.
Should you consider Rottweiler puppies?
If you have the time to commit to training and caring for a Rottweiler puppy, then this pooch will fit right in with any home.
Rottweiler Puppy Photos
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