4 Common Myths About Rottweilers Debunked!

It seems as if everyone has their own share of opinions regarding Rottweilers and many aren’t positive, or true for that matter. The problem we face today is that Rottweilers have gained a poor reputation due to false assumptions.

While a Rottweiler can become aggressive or dangerous, even tiny breeds raised badly can be just as well. To help put the bad reputation in the past, we are here to debunk these myths and set the facts straight.

Here are the four common myths about Rottweilers debunked!

MYTH: ROTTWEILERS ARE AGGRESSIVE AND VICIOUS

FACT: Rottweilers just like any other dog who has been treated badly or raised with aggression has the potential to be vicious and a threat. However, they are not naturally aggressive dogs. In fact, Rottweilers are actually friendly, loyal and affectionate animals. Studies from the Dog Bite Claims also claim that among the top ten breeds that are most likely to bite was the dachshund and Chihuahua, while Rottweilers were not included.

MYTH: ROTTWEILERS ARE DIFFICULT TO TRAIN

FACT: Rottweilers are quite the opposite of stubborn. In fact, rottweilers enjoy pleasing their owners and can be willful. Rottweilers are also intelligent and enjoy learning new tricks. This makes training enjoyable. They are even trained to become service dogs, police dogs, and therapy dogs.

MYTH: ROTTWEILERS DON’T WORK WELL WITH SMALL CHILDREN

FACT: Any dog has the potential to become shy or boisterous with children. However, a well-trained and socialized Rottweiler can be fun for the entire family. The most important thing to consider is that children must also be trained to know how to treat a dog in return. Just be sure to never leave an animal unattended with a small child on any circumstance.

MYTH: ROTTWEILERS SHOULD STAY OUTSIDE

FACT: Many people assume that rottweilers are only meant to be guard dogs. However, they are not a breed that should stay outdoors at all times. Rottweilers are known to thrive better when raised with the family in the home. Not only will keeping your pet out in the yard unkind, it will also leave them with thin coats and unable to stay warm.

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