One of the best things about owning a Rottweiler is that you get a massive dog that is fairly mellow. Make no mistake the mellow disposition and temperament of the Rottweiler is what drives a lot of big dog fans as well as security dog fans into their furry paws.
There are really no two ways about it. You get a tremendous amount of power and stability at the same time you get a very mellow disposition.
Now, a lot of people would beg to argue with this. A lot of people would point to newspaper articles of Rottweilers going crazy, Rottweilers mauling people and just going buck wild.
Well, let’s face it. In terms of statistics, smaller dog breeds actually bite more often than big dog breeds. I know. It’s shocking. I know that it’s kind of almost scandalous how raw this truth is.
Unfortunately, this is the kind of truth that you don’t get reading the newspapers whether they are online or whether they are in black-and-white print in your very hands. Seriously. Why? There’s no money in it. It’s not sexy.
It’s doesn’t drive people crazy because a lot of times when they think about small dogs biting, they just chalk it up to the dog being insecure. Believe me if you are a small-breed dog, there’s a lot to be insecure about so you tend to bark a lot. You tend to chase after people. You know, the typical small-dog stuff.
However, when big dog breeds are involved, and I’m talking about Rottweilers and German Shepherds as well as Great Danes and maybe even Pit bulls, people go crazy. This is why it’s really too bad because for all the negative press, if you’re just looking at raw, hard statistics, it’s usually the small dogs who do majority of the biting.
Now, it’s true that when small dogs bite, chances are there are no lasting injuries. Chances are it’s probably not going to hurt all that much. Compare that with being bit by a Pit bull or a Rottweiler. There is no comparison.
This is why the fear factor is so pronounced. This is why a lot of people get really emotional when really big dogs get featured in newspaper headlines doing all sorts of horrific things.
So, do yourself a big favor and make sure that your Rottweilers don’t get pumped up. It really is that simple. Make sure that they’re not stressed out. Make sure that you watch what they eat. You also have to make sure that you provide the right amount of cultivation, nurturing and support to them. In other words, environment counts.
You can’t just hang your hat on the fact that this is a fairly mellow-temperament dog breed. Genetics can only go so far. You also have to do your end of the bargain. You also have to take care of your own part of the equation.
This is why if you don’t want your Rottweilers to get so crazy that they look like they’ve gone Kratom Crazy, you have to step up. You have to make sure that they have the right environment to operate in. Otherwise, you’ve really done it to yourself that there’s really no other way to say it.