Aggression In Rottweilers
If you are on a research spree, finding out more and more about Rottweilers, then you know this breed has a reputation for being aggressive. However, Rottweiler owners’ first-hand accounts say that they are pretty friendly, loving, and nurturing. So, what is the truth? Are Rottweilers dangerous and violent? Or caring and loving?
In all honesty, the answer depends upon how you raise your Rottweiler. The way you treat dogs during their puppy stage has a significant impact on their adulthood. It might come in handy as an owner to know what kind of aggressive behavior your dog can portray if you fail to provide training properly. So here are the types of aggression found in Rottweilers.
Much like other dogs, we can trace back the aggressiveness in Rottweilers to their genes and temperament, which is unique for every dog. You will find Rottweilers that are the ideal service dogs and therapy dogs. On the contrary, some Rottweilers face issues due to irresponsible owners and breeders.
Rottweilers are not the most friendly animals, especially when it comes to other dogs. They do not tolerate hyperactive dogs and can pose a threat to them. In addition to that, same-sex dogs also do not get along well with Rottweilers, but they might make an exception for opposite-sex dogs. According to the American Kennel Club, we should not shame them for this attitude.
It is indeed true that Rottweilers are not the best pet for everyone. They have a certain seriousness in their attitude, and they are difficult to socialize. Experts say that Rottweilers are not meant to be all friendly and loving with strangers and must keep to themselves. Albeit, they should know to distinguish a friend from an enemy. Their protective aggression can be beneficial to many people, but we should control it.
Rottweilers are excellent guard dogs, they feel the urge to protect their property, and these dogs take this responsibility seriously. Owners need to introduce new faces to Rottweilers before allowing them on your property as per the American Kennel Club. These dogs are hyperactive towards most stimuli which is a part of their territorial aggression.