The Rottweiler is a German breed that is best described as a working breed that was at first used as a guard dog and also a cattle driver, and its use goes back to ancient times. There are other names given to this affectionate breed including being called Rotty and Rott. This breed is large in size and very strong and because of its independent nature and domineering personality, it sometimes becomes unmanageable and thus contributes to a number of  problem behaviors.

The Rottweiler might not be the right choice for everyone, including the first time dog owner. This breed requires great care and training to become the loyal, protective pets current owners know. In addition to normal behavioral problems, This breed also requires an excellent diet and good veterinary care to prevent certain health risks, and often treating their various health problems can prove to be quite costly. So it makes sense to have a health insurance policy for your dog to take care of these costs.

Proper training to rid this breed of any behavioral problems is not difficult, as the breed like to please it’s owners. Rottweilers are well loved for the companionship they give their owners and they are very affectionate and loyal.

One common Rottweiler problem behavior is that of bumping and also trying to herd people, which are characteristic of this working type breed. Another problem behavior is that of being destructive as it will dig up the ground and chew on whatever it can sink its teeth into. The situation is its worst when it is either a puppy or in early adulthood and thus requires timely and proper training to get it to come out of such problematic behavior. It is also recommended to crate train the dog in its infant stage and also ensuring that it is confined when the owner is away.

The calm demeanor of your Rottweiler, which also shows confidence, loyalty and protectiveness as well, will impress you. This dog is also well known for its courageous nature and it is not given to being very suspicious, and thus there are very few  problem behaviors that you will need to worry about. In fact, most such problems are more individual and not breed specific in particular.

It is however necessary to ensure that your training is given to your pet, especially if you want to put it in the show ring, and you also need to realize that the best way of overcoming  problem behaviors is to give it a lot of care and attention and to impart early training so that it behaves well around not only you, but around other people and also other dogs.

In fact, if you put in your time and effort into training your Rottweiler, it will pay you back with a life filled with devotion and loyal companionship.

Sharon Davies is a passionate lover of the Rottweiler and has a popular website that can show you how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Rottweiler. Among other topics at this website, you can also learn all about Rottweiler Problem Behaviors plus a whole lot more.

  • Loyal, Loving, Confident Guardian
  • AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 8 of 191
  • Height: 24-27 inches (male), 22-25 inches (female)
  • Weight: 95-135 pounds (male), 80-100 pounds (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 9-10 years
  • Group: Working Group

American Rottweiler Club

Club Website

Club Flyer