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According to the FCI Standard, the Rottweiler is good-natured, placid in basic disposition, very devoted,
obedient, biddable and eager to work. Their appearance is natural and rustic, their behaviour
self-assured, steady and fearless. They react to their surroundings with great alertness. The American
Kennel Club says it is basically a calm, confident and courageous dog with a self-assured aloofness that
does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships. A Rottweiler is self-confident and
responds quietly and with a wait-and-see attitude to influences in its environment. It has an inherent
desire to protect home and family, and is an intelligent dog of extreme hardness and adaptability with a
strong willingness to work, making them especially suited as a companion, guardian and general
all-purpose dog.

Rottweilers are a powerful breed with well developed genetic herding and guarding instincts. As with any
breed, potentially dangerous behavior in Rottweilers usually results from irresponsible ownership,
abuse, neglect, or lack of socialization and training. However, the exceptional strength of the Rottweiler
is an additional risk factor not to be neglected. It is for this reason that breed experts recommend that
formal training and extensive socialization are essential for all Rottweilers. According to the AKC,
Rottweilers love their people and may behave in a clownish manner toward family and friends, but they
are also protective of their territory and do not welcome strangers until properly introduced. Obedience
training and socialization are musts.

The breed has received some negative publicity. In the US, in a 1997 report by the CDC, the Rottweiler
was listed as the second most likely breed of dog named in fatal human attacks, following Pit Bulls,
although at approximately half the rate of the Pit Bull. Breed-specific bite rates are not known, and less
responsible owners being drawn to certain breeds may be a factor. Dog related human fatalities need to
be considered in the context that there are fewer than 30 dog related fatalities in the United States each
year out of approximately 4.7 million bite incidents,  from a total dog population estimated by the
American Pet Products Association at 77.5 million dogs. A 2008 study surveying breed club members
found that while Rottweilers were average in aggressiveness (bites or bite attempts) towards owners and
other dogs, it indicated they tend to be more aggressive than average towards strangers. This
aggression appears unrelated to the fear of the dog, but is correlated with watchdog and territorial
A noble working dog, guardian and companion, the
Rottweiler has fast become one of the world’s most
recognizable dogs, well regarded for his powerful
physique and black and tan coloration. Originating
in Germany, the breed sparkles with talent, strength
and intelligence, making the Rottweiler an
international favorite as a protector of family, home
and property. This book provides the much-needed
factual information about Rottweilers and their
ancestry, character and standard, as well as the
proper selection, feeding, training, preventative
health care and behavior of the breed. The new
owner will welcome advice about puppy-proofing the
home, preparing for the pup’s arrival,
housebreaking and preventing puppy problems.

In addition to an authoritative, comprehensive text,
this book presents over 135 photographs in full
color, which prove to be as informative as they are
attractive. Helpful hints and important information
are highlighted to provide easy access to
everything the reader needs to know about life with
a Rottweiler from puppyhood to the senior years.
The go-to resource for keeping pups
healthy and happy...Takes the guesswork
out of caring for any kind of dog.

An indispensable medical reference for
every dog-owning household. Written by
a veterinarian with a gift for presenting
complex information in a lively, accessible
way, this book covers everything from
choosing the right puppy (or adopting the
perfect adult) to caring for the senior dog.

Thoroughly discusses more than 100
canine illnesses, and includes the most
up-to-date information on pet food safety,
"designer" dog breeds, homemade diets,
vaccine protocols, obesity and heart
disease, pet insurance, and more.
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