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Oh ya!! That stuff smells awful. The dogs love it though. I was having a hard time getting it a few years back. I always keep a few cans of tripe in case I get a picky eater while boarding with me. No dog can refuse tripe...lol
The only one I found at petsmart was a Green beef tripe from a can. But its cooked and has potatoes and salt in it. So I'll probably have to order by the pound online or something. I want it to be raw.
 

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Hello,

I'm new to the forum, I grabbed my rottie from a friend who bred his AKC registered Rottweilers. Now, I did get him on a major discount(because I knew him from highschool). I just wanted to know from the community if my rottweiler looks like a German Rottweiler. His name is Huza, and he just turned 9 months, and is intact(I'm not going to fix, I believe these dogs should die how they were born). He's about 85 lbs, and he went through his lanky stage at 4-6 months, but now he is looking really bulky. He is on a 100% raw meat diet, since he was 3.5 months. I run him early in the morning on my jog 3 days out of the week. I plan on putting a weighted vest when he turns 1.5 years on my runs and hikes. I want him to be at peak physical condition for as long as possible. His pops was naturally built, and my friend rarely walked him, so I'm hoping I can build on that with Huza. He has great temperament, gets along with other dogs and people good. He is starting to mark everything when we go on walks, and I mean everything! He doesn't mark in the house though, I'm strict on discipline. Any advice on what I'm doing with him, and any tips for a pup his age?

These are my most recent pics and a video of him:

Video: Huza
He looks awesome. Good Luck with him. I'm sure some experts here will advise you on the amount of exercise he needs at this stage. .
 

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I think he will naturally grow into the dog you imagine. I initially got Trex to do competitions, but unfortunately life got in the way. However, when I was getting him ready for this, the trainer told me that I needed to excerise him for two hours, then train him for another hour everyday. It was obviously a lot of work, but it definitely seemed to change his overall physique. Either way, Rotties are amazing dogs and I can’t wait to see how your puppy evolves 😁
 

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One thing that I don't think anyone touched on is your wanting to put a weighted vest on him. Please don't do that. There is a reason you want your dogs to be lean until they are mature, it's easier on their hips and joints. You are far better off to keep him lean until he's fully mature at 3 years of age.
Beautiful boy!
 

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Generally its mostly different raw meats and supplements like fish oil, and coconut oil. That being said, do you know when a male will start to show domination type traits. My boy is 9 months and he hasn't, he is still pretty vigilant with other dogs. And people tell me I might not have that problem, because he wasn't a rowdy pup at all. He has been very chill all his life, his parents as well.
I am usually the one who advocate the raw diet on this site. However I would caution you on “mostly raw meats”. Not sure what your dogs diet consist of but fats ( animal ) are very important as well as vegetables. Most kibble is advertised as 30% meat and then it’s broken down into fats, calcium etc... If your truly interested, start weighing your protein intake to monitor calories since it’s the biggest percentage of their diet. Organs like Agis said but your oil should not be just supplements. Your protein should have a healthy fat content. For example, I don’t like ground beef as everyday source of protein but it should be 70% meat with 30% fat as stated on the product label. Try avocados and real fish instead of fish oils. BBD mentioned canned fish. Canned salmon is better than tuna. Any questions please give me shout. By the way off leash is great but strong verbal cues and leads are essential and necessary. You should also feed your dog by hand not throw food in bowl. Great way to temper testosterone and food aggression.
 

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He's submissive because he is still very much a pup. Would you expect a 12 year old boy to know how to defend them self? I suggest that you stay away from the dog park. Rottweilers are not dog park material. Dog parks are dangerous places...expecting strange dogs to get along is not normal behavior. As I said before, you dog may not be the one starting a fight, but will want to finish one, and be the breed blamed if there is a fight. Vets love dog parks, it's a great money maker for them.

Better to get enrolled in some sort of obedience classes...he will be socialized, and will learn how to train with all sorts of distractions around him. I would also see if you can find a friendly dog that he does do well with and arrange play dates. I've often found that Labradors do well playing with Rottweilers.
My Rotties love the dog park. Spent most of our walking time at dog parks. It's where we meet lots of other Rotties. No bias there... maybe a little. Hank gets a big bang out of breaking up other dog fights. Bang, right into the middle of it. All the dogs separate and go off and so does Hank. Dixie, at 6 months, is a little tentative with all the other dogs, but her excitement is tremendous. We also walk my daughters 8 lb long-haired chihuahua. Hank is the natural escort for both the smaller dogs. Dog parks are the only place to see 10 other rottweilers in 30 minutes.
 

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My Rotties love the dog park. Spent most of our walking time at dog parks. It's where we meet lots of other Rotties. No bias there... maybe a little. Hank gets a big bang out of breaking up other dog fights. Bang, right into the middle of it. All the dogs separate and go off and so does Hank. Dixie, at 6 months, is a little tentative with all the other dogs, but her excitement is tremendous. We also walk my daughters 8 lb long-haired chihuahua. Hank is the natural escort for both the smaller dogs. Dog parks are the only place to see 10 other rottweilers in 30 minutes.
They are also the place that make veterinarians rich!! It sounds like you are in a big area walking your dogs. Most people think of dog parks as fenced off small areas of a park. Often an area for small dogs, and an area for big dogs.
Honestly I would be worried about Hank breaking up a fight...one day some dog is not going to like it...and go after Hank. Of course the Rottweiler will get blamed. Glad you enjoy taking your dogs for a walk...but be cautious. I know of so many 'not good' stories of things happening at dog parks.
 

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They are also the place that make veterinarians rich!! It sounds like you are in a big area walking your dogs. Most people think of dog parks as fenced off small areas of a park. Often an area for small dogs, and an area for big dogs.
Honestly I would be worried about Hank breaking up a fight...one day some dog is not going to like it...and go after Hank. Of course the Rottweiler will get blamed. Glad you enjoy taking your dogs for a walk...but be cautious. I know of so many 'not good' stories of things happening at dog parks.
thanks for that input. In Ottawa, we have a dog park which is big and in 10 years, have only seen a dog go to that 'other' level once. Owner tackled the dog ( not a Rottie) and held the dogs head to the ground until the dog leveled out. I worry sometimes that Hanks 'tackles' may hurt other dogs. But he really is the dog that couldn't be made to bite. He lets Dixie take food from his dish. The late Bailey would have had another reaction. But part of being a Rottie owner is knowing your dog, inside and out. ( They are the greatest, smartest, strongest but sweetest breed)
 
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