Are Rottweiler's big and scary. . . .or just big teddy bears?
One of the things I love most about Rottweiler guard dogs is that they're actually both.
So the answer to that question depends on the situation.
My Rottie is my best friend, my companion and my protector
Take the following scenario for example:
. . . .When
I'm sitting on the couch watching a movie and my boy comes up, puts his
chin on my knee and looks up at me with those big brown eyes. . .
Saying "Mommy, can I come up and snuggle with you?"
It's my sweet cuddly teddy bear that then jumps up on the couch and lay's his head in my lap. He'll practically demand that I continuously pet him by flipping his head up and slurping my arm with his tongue if I stop for even a moment.
If I'm not scratching the right spot, he'll wrestle his body until he's spread eagle on his back with his head still in my lap so that I can scratch his whole tummy.
. . . Then a car pulls up, a strange man gets out and starts walking towards my house.
My sweet teddy bear gets off the couch, stands on his back legs and greets the stranger with a very intimidating bark and stare through the window of my front door!
The stranger doesn't have to knock, because my Rottweiler guard dog has already let me know he's there.
I crack the door open only far enough for my Rottweiler to get his head
out, and ask the stranger if I can help him, he takes a few steps back
before asking if my husband is home.
Regardless of the strangers intentions, I have no problem telling him that my husband is not home.
After speaking with the stranger for a moment, I realize he's actually a friend of my husbands that I haven't seen in many years. My well trained Rottweiler steps out the door with me and waits at my side while I shake the strangers hand and then introduce him to my dog.
Since he's no longer a stranger, and clearly doesn't have bad intentions, my big scary guard dog turns back into a teddy bear and decides this new friend might give really good butt scratches.
He also proceeds to lean on the new friend's leg and possibly sit on his foot.
The above scenario is based on true events, and describes the real Rottweiler guard dogs character. Rotties are very good at reading their owners emotions and discerning friend from foe.
They tend to quietly observe situations, and then act accordingly. The key to bringing out the true character and traits of a Rottweiler hinges on proper raising, training and socialization.
If a Rottie is already part of your family, then you can relate to the above Rottweiler guard dogs vs. big teddy bear story. If you're considering adding a Rottie to your family, then I encourage you to learn all you can about this awesome and unique breed of dog.
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