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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I think the Rottweiler breed is great – they’re loyal and protective and I would definitely recommend getting one

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    The Rottweiler is a special dog. I love this breed. They love to work, please, and protect. Owners should be extremely loving but just as firm. Not everyone can give a Rottweiler the proper guidance and training he needs to be a good example of a breed with a bad reputation. Please don’t own a Rottweiler unless you’re willing to put in the effort needed to make him a good citizen.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I think the Rottweiler is the perfect dog for a family with older kids. Rottweilers are usually looked at as mean dog, but if when its a pup you care and love it, it will be a great dog.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I own two rottys – they are my life. They are loyal and very good with my 3children. I just want people to realize how misunderstood they are.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    As everyone thinks of Rottweilers as mean there are not really! Its the way the owner teaches it and cares for it. Give it as much as love as your child needs and then it will give much love back.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    We had a Rotty when I was growing up. She was a large dog of about 135 lbs. We got her when I was about 8 and had her for 7 years. She was one of the best dogs i ever had. She even slept with me on my bed every night for 7 years. I couldn’t have ask for a better friend or dog.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have had my Rottie for 10 years now. She’s in great health, and is my very best friend. – She still runs around like a puppy!! I love this breed, but do recommend that anyone considering one think long and hard about it. Rotties are stubborn, and will always challenge you and keep you on your toes. If you put forth the time and effort to train and love your Rottie though, you will have a loyal companion who will give you nothing but love. They’re really just big teddy bears who need lots of hugs and kisses!

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I just want everyone to know that I own a rottie, and she is the most loyal and protective dog I’ve ever had, and she’s great with children!!!

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    We have two rotties currently, and had two others previously. This breed is our favorite as they are incredibly loving, loyal and one of the best companions in the world! I hope to never go through a part of life without one.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    It’s sad that this noble breed has earned such a bad reputation. Several Rotties have been part of our family throughout the years, and they’re a wonderful breed of dog: loyal, protective, loving, sweet-natured, and great with kids. Our Rottie, Chief, even adores our cat! A perfect dog for any family.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    My rottie came in to my life when I was facing rough times… She literally saved my life with her love and devotion. I would not trade her for anything. She is my best friend.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I own a Rottie and for me she is the best dog I’ve ever had and I’ve had a lot of dogs in my day. I was born and raised with German shepherds and had at one time believed they were top dog. They are wonderful, but I have to say that the Rottie is the world’s best breed. I am currently going to school to become a veterinary technician and have run into a lot of different breeds, purebred and your everyday heinz 57’s. I wouldn’t trade my rottie for anything. I also have a Chihuahua, named Chiquita. They get along great!. The Rottie has gotten a bad rap because to the chosen few who have by misfortune, gotten into the wrong hands. I believe this to be true with all breeds. I try and use my Rottie as a goodwill ambassador for the Rottweiler bred. If all of the rottie owners did this I’m sure the bred would eventually regain a good name.

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  • Oct 16, 2008 at 12:00
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    we have adopted two rottweilers with terrible back grounds, Our neighbors think we are crazy since we are in our 60’s. I would do it a hundred times over they make us laugh and are such a joy, oh yes we have our issue’s the male is 2 and weigh about 150 and wanted nothing to do with women . We think he was beat by a woman with a belt we hide all those, but after almost 2 years he loves mom and sit on my lap (well tries) and sleeps as close as he can get. They are a joy and people need to get educated on the breed. Love our Big Babies. Pittsburgh Sadie

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  • Jan 21, 2009 at 12:00
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    I own two Rottweilers, Panic and Chaoz. These dogs are my life. I would recommend this breed to anyone who wants a dog that will stand by your side for life. My two dogs are sisters and they could not be more different. I have one who is like most people say very demanding and protective, but on the other hand would not hurt anything unless I was being harmed. Then my other Rott is such a baby. She aviods fights and usually sleeps. So as far as MEAN goes thats all talk. It depends on how you raise them. I love Rottweilers and I would not trade them for ANYTHING!!!

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  • Feb 27, 2009 at 12:00
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    It is so sad that the Rottweiler has been given such a bad reputation. I have owned 3 rotties and would not even consider another breed. They are stubborn creatures and need a strong willed, consistent owner. But they are the most loyal and loving dog I have seen. All 3 of my dogs have had a very calm disposition, are not aggressive (they are protective), live with my cats well and and are great with my children. They are very loving and love to get and give affection.

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  • Aug 30, 2010 at 12:00
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    I has two rotties a female(american) 8 years old I had from a puppy she Learned very quickly I adopted a male(German) When he was 5 and my female was 4.They had a little issues about food and where to sleep on the floor.They both used to sleep in our queen size bed with us till my daughter was born. We were just worried they would roll on to my daughter while we were sleeping so no more bed.Took a few nights to tell them no when they started to jump up on the bed.Then we put my daughter in her own room and the and my female would guard the doorway and move out of the way as we came walking by. My male could care less just sleep down stairs but came running to help my female if he heard something.I love my dogs very much and I feel very safe having my wife and daughter home along while im at work.we also adopted a kitten which is 2 now and they get along with it too cat sometimes sleeps on them LOL.Its not the breed thats bad its the owners who don’t train them right.My dogs also can walk with out leashes,I let them out front of my house to go potty sometimes there are people walking by and they get spooked all I have to say is its ok and they are good. The people walking probably needed a change of underwear but my dogs listen so well I trust them and they trust me. So if you are looking into getting rots just make sure you spend time training them for them to be the best they can be.

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  • Sep 8, 2010 at 12:00
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    I currently have a rottweiler/beagle mix (pound pup we adopted) and I have previously owned a female rottweiler (she passed away). These dogs are very sweet, loving animals, however they do require a person who is confident and is able to establish themselves as the alpha in the family. If you are a passive person this dog may end up controlling you ;). The puppy I have now Tebow and my previous dog Sheba are both wonderful with children. Tebow is only 5 months old and already understands that he needs to be easy around our 16 month old daughter. He will be in a top speed run and if she moves into his path he immediately stops in his track. If you are looking for a loving, affectionate dog who is also able to protect you and your family this is the breed for you.

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  • Sep 10, 2010 at 12:00
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    As my husband, Scott, went to bring in the trash can one day in 9/09, lying next to it, he found a female Rottie. She had very recently delivered, but the puppy whereabouts were unknown. She was lactating & weak. The muscles in her back legs were VERY atrophied, almost as if she’d been kept in a kennel, made to lay down, unable to develop properly, causing her to hop & walk with a limp. The Vet informed us she wasn’t a year old yet! (11/15/08 is her estimated birthday.) We think she was bred while in her 1st heat & her puppies probably didn’t survive. (No puppies=no $$ profit=trash?) Her condition wouldn’t allow her to travel far & none of the neighbors claimed her. My mom also lives with us. She & I were against keeping her since we already had 3 dogs, but we were attached by the 2nd day. My mom chose the very fitting name, "Mama Mia!" Thankfully, she received a clean bill of health from the Vet & fit in really well w/the other dogs & cats. Mia has unusually rare double-dewclaws on both her back legs w/actual tendons in them! The Vet didn’t think hers posed a problem, being so well attached, so they weren’t removed. We got her spayed about a month later. The Vet took X-rays & we discovered she’d more than likely been hit by a car early on because she had a steel pin in her left femur, but the bone had grown up completely around it. We also found that Mia?s left hip was bone-on-bone, causing extreme pain all the time. In 4/10, the Vet performed an FHO, a surgical procedure that removes the femoral head & neck from the femur. The head of the femur is not replaced, but is allowed to heal & develop its own "false joint". To prevent arthritis & pain in her other hip, Mia gets a supplement shot of Adequan once/month. She healed surprisingly quickly, basically building her hip muscles up 100% since. She no longer limps & the Vet says that this is probably the best our dog has ever felt in her entire life. Mia was left as someone else?s trash, but became our treasure!(LINEBREAK)

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