Hi! I'm new here. I've been reading this forum for a while but this is my first post. I have a 4 year old Rottweiler named Harley. He is the love of my life. He is super smart; a dream to train and gets along fine w/ other dogs. His moderate energy level is perfect for my lifesyle. The only drawback is the breed's bad reputation. Besides the usual moronic statements and predjudice, our home owners insurance was cancelled a few years ago. I would like to know if anyone else who owns or has owned Rottweilers likes another specific breed and why. I really like Giant Schnauzers, but have serious reservations because of my cats and Maltese.
***Edited By: Rottluvr on 3/21/2008 1:11:43 PM*** Reason: wrong word
Your dogs are all great looking. I love pits; never met that wasn't lovable. Their rep seems to be even worse than the rotties though. There have been several attacks in my area lately. Many of the dogs are supposedly pit bulls. It's sickening how they point that out on the news. It's not like the breed has anything to do with their owners breaking the leash laws.
I love Rotties, and have owned 3 in my life. The last 2 were the terror of the town, apparently. One day my big male barked (you know what that sounds like) and an old lady walking by tripped and fell in the ditch. I got a letter from the town to control my dogs, and that they'd had many complaints about them. I went to the next council meeting, with the dogs. By the time we left, they had to agree that the dogs were indeed good natured, and that they had just sent me the letter because they were obliged to inform me. I thought it was funny, because they slobbered all over the Major's suit, and the town administrator's skirt. I now breed Boston Terriers, which is quite a leap, but they are a big dog in a smaller dog's body, and I love them. I also love many other breeds.
Hello and welcome. I've been on here for a little while, but haven't posted recently. Your Rottweiler topic caught my eye. My male turned 4 today and my female is 2. The one that looks like they're fighting is just play, believe me they do that all the time
I have a rottweiler/mastiff mix. I LOVE rottweilers myself. I have a Catahoula Leopard dog also. I DONT recommend them unless you have a farm. Mine is SO hyper it isnt even funny lol. I got both of my dogs as rescues.
rowdyrotts, I loved your pics, the one on the balcony looks professional. How does your females personality campare to your males. My male is a total goof. Beleive it or not I've never owned a female dog.
jgermansh, your dogs are really cool looking. They are both so unique. I liked your quote too. If we banned some people from owning dogs (the ones that let them run loose and get into trouble) then they wouldn't be able to ruin it for the rest of us.