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    new dog: thoughts on rottweilers? (pictures now inside) page 2

    just a general question really i have a 1.5 year old dog at the moment it is however a lab x staff and gets on great with all dogs we have ever come across and we would love to have another dog into the family and it would be great company for the dog we have.

    the dog is walked everyday at least twice and goes out at weekends with other dogs etc on walks,

    we have the option on being able to have a full pedigree rottweiler puppy at the end of feb, kc registered and all checks etc are clear however:

    we feel a bitch would be more ideal as they are less dominant usually and also the same sex sometimes have issues,


    so im just after owners of rottweilers whats there opinions and would you reccomend them, they seem to hold a bad name with people but i dont personally see a problem.

    thanks in advance

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    used to have one, the softest dog ive ever had. if raised properly and introduced to other dogs at an early age he was fine with them. They do have potential to be very nasty bar stewards, play the alpha male with it, aslong as it knows you are in charge they can be very obedient!

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    this is the only thing that i was wary about, i feel i have brought my dog up very well and i always like to see dogs in pairs as its usually better company for them.

    just looking over the net etc and it says they must have special* training.. i was hoping i could just bring the dog up in the same way i have the one iv got.

    socialize it and be patient when training it and make sure it gets 2 good walks a day.

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    There was two people in my street that had them.
    The one dog acts like it wants to kill you if it could get out of the garden and the other attacked a 9yr old boy causing some serious injuries.
    I know not all of them are bad but id never want to own one. most ive seen have been nasty *******s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTurbo View Post
    There was two people in my street that had them.
    The one dog acts like it wants to kill you if it could get out of the garden and the other attacked a 9yr old boy causing some serious injuries.
    I know not all of them are bad but id never want to own one. most ive seen have been nasty *******s.

    lol i know what your saying but im a believer of thats the way the dogs been brought up as all dogs brought up badly can be like this

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    yes how a dog is bought up is more important but at the end of the day it is still a rottweiller and has the potential more than other breeds to turn!
    i had one which unfortunatly out grew my flat but he was very good but still didnt like children and yes i socialised him with my younger siblings etc he just simply decided he didnt like kids!

    his dad was a guard dog maybe that has something to do with it? lol
    also he was never aggressive to other dogs just "overwhelming" lol
    but if another dog decided to start he would not back down!

    tbh just take caution when buying anydog but more so a big dog!

    why not look at a german sheperd?? same sort of image yet will much more easily be suited to family life
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_sxi View Post
    lol i know what your saying but im a believer of thats the way the dogs been brought up as all dogs brought up badly can be like this
    TBH i watched both dogs grow up and there were a few things the both owners could have done to raise a better dog.
    Both dogs were never walked much since a pup up until now (3-4yrs old)
    Their both kept in small gardens too where theres constant passing traffic.
    Ive always thought that if they were my dogs they wouldn't be the way they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdpburn View Post
    why not look at a german sheperd??
    amazing dogs, had 3 so far, latest one "rocky" had to be put down last march, shittest day of my life so far, amazing dog, niece and nephew used to fall asleep on him, used to fall asleep curled up with a neighbours cat in his kennel. However was still a good guard dog. my next door neighbours big muscly "terrier" type dog once knocked a fence panel through whilst the kids were in the garden, Rocky just jumped on it, clamped his jaw around its neck and pinned it down until my dad got outside.

    recommend a well brought up german sheaperd over any other dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_sxi View Post
    lol i know what your saying but im a believer of thats the way the dogs been brought up as all dogs brought up badly can be like this
    Glad you see it that way I love Rotties - excellent fun for playing with and they love being manhandled when you're playing rough. As with all dogs, they'll be fine with anything, anyone and any situation as long as they're properly trained which I'm sure you are more than capable of doing and willing to do. I'd say get one

    Quote Originally Posted by mdpburn View Post

    why not look at a german sheperd?? same sort of image yet will much more easily be suited to family life
    Image?.. Interesting.

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    i think iv made my decision, im gonna get a rottie, just been a few doors down they have 3 of them and there lovely, very obediant i must say, i will do my dam best to train it to the best of my ability and give it exacly what she needs.

    im gonna get a bitch, gonna go 2moro night to have a good look at the 9 in the litter to see which i feel i want and pop on the little coller and wait till there ready to leave in feb.

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