Rottweiler Puppies for Sale in Scotland
Kind and loyal, the well-trained Rottweiler makes an impressive, and obedient dog. He can also be incredibly sweet, however, there is a dominant side to this dog’s character which means that he’s definitely not for the first-time dog owner or the faint-hearted.
Powerful and imposing is the best way to describe the large, sturdy Rottweiler with his black and deep tan colourings. The Rottie has actually been around since Roman times; he’s been as a herding dog, he’s even been used in World War 1 and 2 and put to work as a messenger, ambulance and guard dog.
It’s the Rottweiler’s natural instinct to guard and he will stand his ground if challenged by other dogs, however, he is not normally an aggressive breed, but does need guidance from a strong handler right from the off.
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If you’re looking for a Rottweiler in Scotland, then you’ve possibly been brought up with one in the family. They are definitely not for first-time dog owners due to their dominant natures and need to be handled by someone familiar with the needs of this large and powerful breed. It’s only when these animals are well-handled that they make great members of a household.
The Rottweiler is a very active and intelligent breed that needs the right amount of exercise and mental stimulation to become a truly happy dog. He’s a confident breed and the owner needs to establish his own alpha dog status to gain this dog’s respect from day one.
Bear in mind that the Rottweiler needs to be handled with the utmost respect too and well-socialised from puppyhood to get him used to different people, dogs and the sights and sounds of the world around him.
The Rottweiler is very sensitive to tone of voice so owners need to become leaders and establish their command voice when training this dog, who will respond well and extremely quickly on command. Positive, fair and consistent training and rewards for good behaviour are the way to go with this big guy.
The Rottweiler is actually good with children, however, all interaction between the dog and any children should be supervised to ensure it does not become too boisterous because of the sheer size of this dog. He is also best around older children who have developed a sense of leadership.
Care should also be taken around smaller pets because of the Rottweiler’s inherent herding and guarding traits.
Rottweilers love to work and will happily take part in doggy sports from obedience to herding and pulling weights.
Description of the Rottweiler
Although he dates back to the Roman times, the Rottweiler takes its name from a from a place in south-west Germany called Rottweil, where these dogs were used as butcher’s dogs to pull carts and by farmers for herding cattle.
The breed was recognised by the UK Kennel Club in 1936 and that’s when the breed standard was established.
There isn’t any doubt that the Rottweiler is an imposing and powerful-looking dog with a big head and solid, muscular body to match. He has a broad muzzle and a slightly wrinkled forehead and his nose should be black.
The Rottweiler has a perfect scissor bite while his ears are small and set high on the dog’s head. His shoulders are muscular and well laidback with a broad chest, while his hindquarters are also very strong. The Rottweiler’s back feet are actually a bit longer than his front feet and the pads on his paws are strong with short, strong nails.
Accepted breed standard colours for the The Rottweiler’s coat is black with tan markings that extend over each eye, on the breast bone, the sides of the muzzle and on the dog’s front legs from wrist to toes and on the hind legs from hock to their toes.
Rottweilers stand at a height of between 56cm-69cm and they weigh in at between 35-60kgs - dependant on whether the dog is a male or female.
If you’re looking for a Rottweiler puppy for sale in Scotland, it’s worth knowing that this breed can live between 8-10 years. He will make a very loyal, powerful and imposing pet.
The Rottweiler is a high energy, intelligent dog that needs lots of daily exercise and mental stimulation to become a well-rounded dog. A minimum of two-hours exercise per day is essential.
A well-trained Rottweiler can be safely let off the lead in the park or in the countryside as they will tend to stay by their owners side - such is their loyalty to them. The Rottweiler also likes to spend as much time in a garden as possible. Owners should ensure that their garden fence is high and well sunk into the ground to avoid any Rottweiler escapee moments! Care should also be taken around water as the Rottweiler is an avid swimmer and will have a tendency to dive in!
Grooming is pretty low maintenance for the Rottweiler with his thick double coat and a weekly brush is just about all he needs to keep his coat and skin in peak condition. That said, he will shed more in Spring and Autumn and owners may need to brush more during these times to prevent the Rottie leaving hair all over the house.
The Rottweiler also need to have his ears checked regularly and cleaned as a wax build up can cause an infection which can be hard to clear once it takes hold.
The Rottweiler is a very food motivated dog and should be fed twice per day – once in the morning and once in the evening. This breed is prone to something called ‘bloat’, where the dog’s stomach can fill with gas and twist – this can be very painful and dangerous for the dog. This is another reason why he should be given two meals per day instead of just one large one.
Owners also need to keep an eye on this dog’s weight as this breed would over-eat if allowed. Owners should also be mindful that treats should make up only 20% of their dog’s diet. Like all dogs, drinking water should always be available to the Rottweiler.
Cost of Keeping a Rottweiler
Those looking for a Rottweiler puppy in Scotland, should know that the average price to buy a one ranges between £400 to £1000 for a well-bred dog!
Owners should always do their homework entering into a contract to buy a Rottweiler puppy and always ask to see the puppy with its mother and the breeder and in its place of birth. They should also ask after the personalities of the puppy’s parents and where possible grandparents.
It will costs on average between £120 to £160 per month to keep a Rottweiler in your life. This includes everything from food to pet insurance, grooming, vaccinations and neutering.