The Secret Of Choosing The Right Rottweiler Puppy‏

Getting a dog is an important decision and not one that you should take lightly. Rottweiler puppies will live to be more than ten years old. During the next ten years you may experience a lot of life changes, and your Rottweiler will be with you during all of them. Don't choose a Rottweiler puppy in haste. Take your time and make sure you and the dog are a good match before you decide on a Rottweiler puppy.

Rottweiler puppies are so cute and you'll want to get the first puppy you pick up. Think it over, though, take it slowly and use an objective method of choosing your Rottweiler puppy. Getting a dog is a big commitment, and you shouldn't choose Rottweiler puppies in haste.

Plan on having your Rottweiler puppy for at least ten years. That's quite a commitment; you want to make sure you get a healthy Rottweiler puppy that will mesh with your personality, socialize well and respond well to obedience training. If you get a dog from a reputable Rottweiler breeder, you have a better chance of getting a high quality dog without physical problems than if you get a puppy from a retail pet seller.

Rottweiler puppies cannot be Orthopedic Foundation for Animals certified until they are at least two years old, but preliminary examinations can be done when the puppies are four months old. If both parents are certified, the chances are good that a puppy will also pass the certification.

Diseases to check for include: Elbow dysplasia, because the Rottweiler is ranked second on the list of one hundred breeds most likely to suffer from elbow dysplasia; cardiac problems and hip dysplasia, because the Rottweiler is ranked number thirty on the list of breeds most likely to have cardiac disease or hip dysplasia; Rottweiler puppies are ranked fifty-fifth most likely to have patellar luxation, so the risk is relatively low.

Once you have assured yourself that the Rottweiler puppies have parents that are healthy and of good temperament, watch each dog in the litter individually to see what each dog's personality is like. Rottweiler puppies are bred to be pretty much the same one generation after another ? that's why people like purebred dogs, so they know what to expect ? but one puppy may be more timid or aggressive than another, and it's up to you to decide what kind of personality you want your dog to have.

Rottweilers are bred to have consistent characteristics one generation after another. One reason people like to get purebred dogs so much is because they know what to expect with a purebred dog. If you have a strong preference for a male over a female, or female over male, that will help make your choice of Rottweiler puppies even easier. One puppy in the litter may be more timid, shy, or aggressive than the others, and it's up to you to decide what kind of dog's personality suits you. Visit the litter a few times before you decide what puppy you want. Remember, this is a big decision. Watch the Rottweiler puppies playing with each other, and look for an alert puppy that gets along well with its brothers and sisters.

Whichever Rottweiler puppy you choose, make your purchase conditional on the puppy's passing a health examination and take the puppy to your veterinarian as soon as you can after you take possession of it.

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