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post #21 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 11:06 PM
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I have owned rotties since 1994, mostly females. I've only owned one male. His breeding was questionable, he was stubborn and had food guarding issues that I have not experienced with my girls. They are prone to certain genetic illness that I personally have not experienced.

Mine have been raised with my two children, well socialized and lots of obedience classes/training. With my girls as long as I opened the door/gate to allow someone in, they were great and saw the guest as their new best friend. When I wasn't home, NO ONE (even someone they knew well) was getting into my home or yard.
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They are great dogs, but as with any breed, you MUST go to a reputable breeder if you decide to get one.

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Like any other breed, you can find wonderful rotties in rescue.

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Like any other breed, you can find wonderful rotties in rescue.
Well that too. Just stay away from ebay and craigslist.

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I love the breed, but I've had good and bad experiences with them. My mom loved Rotts, so I rescued one and she was a wonderful dog, she started out liking other dogs, but after a couple weeks without a dog around she became reactive. That was that dog's only fault. She cried like a baby when I came to visit...my mom used to say that is how she knew it was me at the door. When that dog passed away(cancer), the very same day I got my mom a Rott puppy. She is 8 now and a good dog. As she gets older she gets nervous every now and then when the kids are running through the house, but she takes herself out of the situation. My trainer has two Rott's that are beautiful, well trained, and love everyone. I did get bit by a Rott once, the people were getting rid of her and I was going to take her. When I put my hand down for her to smell she got me. No blood, but she hit a nerve and my whole arm was numb. A Rott also attacked my golden when he was a puppy. That was really bad, I thought my puppy was a goner. Everything turned out okay and I don't hold anything against the breed, I still love them.

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Ebay?? I thought I've heard it all.


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I had a Rotti/lab and loved her to pieces. My sister had the most beautiful purebred bitch imported from Germany and her hips were diabolical. I would have one in a heartbeat if my DH didn't dislike them.

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Love Rotts. Plan to get one out of Germany in the next couple of years as an IPO prospect. But bocron is correct about their personality when it comes to training. They can be extremely hard headed - goes back to the mastiff breed part of it. Especially the males can be bull-headed and independent minded. It can make higher level training difficult. They are also prone to a little bit of dog aggressiveness so be careful with that. They love their family, very bonded, lovers and goofy with those they know. Love to cuddle. Be aware of the drool and messy factor. That is a deterrent to many.
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Ebay?? I thought I've heard it all.
Ebay classifieds is worse than CL.

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Be aware of the drool and messy factor. That is a deterrent to many.
LOL, qbchottu remembered the most important thing, the drool!

We have a male in our DVG club who is the sweetest thing in the world, we call him Ferdinand the Bull since he has no idea that he's a Rottweiler and just wants kisses from everyone.
However, the battle cry at the club is "Watch out, here comes Koda!". Everyone knows to back away to avoid the slime .

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