Good day to all, I have a 1.5 yr old German blood line Rottweiler. He is a fantastic friend, however, he is not getting that musculature look that I love in Rottweilers and he is not protective as I thought, Anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do?
Nothing he will look like what he will look like .you can not rush it.
He will be proctive when he has to be don't make him.My Rottweilers will let anyone in they don't care.The breed already has a bad name don't give people a reason to dislike them.
You say you have a dog of german breeding.Here is the German standard on temperment:Good natured,placid in basic disposition and fond of children,very devoted,obedient,biddable and eager to work.His appearance is natural and rustic,his behaviour self assured,steady and fearless.He reacts to his surroundings with great alertness.Do not push your dog into being protctive it will happen when it needs to.
It took a while before my male filled out. Yours should still be growing. And I have to agree with Donna don't push your rottie to be protective. They already are they just don't show it all the time. I have a German blood line rott also and he is a big baby who loves when people and other animals come over, he does't care who they are as long as they have come to visit him. But if need be he would protect me no doubt about it. I have a friend who comes over that my rott doesn't trust by me so he just pushes her over on the couch so she isn't right next to me. Aggresion isn't really a good sign if there is no real reason for it.
they are both right about when he will be protective only when he needs to be that is in their nature they will let people in but if there is a threat to you they will be there between you and the threat until it is gone i have a 4 and 1/2 year old male and he loves every body but there was one guy that came over and for some reason my dog would not leave my side and when this guy got to close my dog would push against me as if to tell me to get away from him nothing ever came of it thank goodness but my husband didn't ever bring that guyaround again.Edited by: missy30
My Magnus is about 2 and a half, and he is very slim. Only about 100 pounds. The vet says he is in perfect shape though and there is no reason to worry. If he was any bigger I might not be able to control him. Quick question: Does anybody else have a Rott with a tail? I got Magnus from the city shelter when he was about 9 mos to a year, and he still had his tail. It looks just like a lab tail, and the shelter people told me he was a lab mix because of it ( I don't think he is though)
I have 2 rotties, both American breed, Pavlov was acquired through the animal shelter at 1.1/2 with a full tale and has grown (overgrown) to 150. I was so in love with him, that I bought Nadia, who has been docked. Presently he is about 5,and she is about 8months. Pavlov started getting dog to dog aggressive at about 2. However off his leash he gets along with all "the guys" in the neighborhood. Nadia is still developing her personality, she lilkes to sleep right next to me at night. They covort (when they're not sleeping ) but she will go after his tail., and legs and ears ad nauseum. He has never bit her but after a couple times he's hadit and nipped her. She licks him continually and between both of us we're his surrogate parents. He is loved throughout the neighborhood and by all the workers I've had in my home. She is still discovering her comfort zone, and also her protective instincts. Though she has no where near the broadness of body, she is still developing and is as tall as he his. I no longer try to sit on my own couches.
I agree to they are protective but they only show it when it is necessary and that is only when a rotti should show aggression that is if someone is hurting you--as mention they do let you in but some dont let you out they feel ire about you they are very loyal companions
My rotti is an american bloodline and at his age of 10 months it is certain people that he just gives me the q on and i pay close attention to that because they are outsiders and sometime dogs can pick up on bad vibes before we can and i love him for that so i also pay attention to how he acts and responds around people coming in and out of my house or surroundings
he is wonderful and superb with the children that was one of my concerns but they treat him so so good that he is very very protective of them and i tend to keep and eye on that to
but to sum it up like everyone is saying he will grown on his own and at his own pace he will fill out at his own pace you just have to watch and pay attention to his actions and what he does