I myself have no experience of Rotties, but if you want the best of Wollies' advice, perhaps you should try posting this thread over in WOL Furry Friends. The ladies over there will be happy to help, and between them all, have a wealth of experience!!
Best of luck finding your new best friend... It's all very exciting searching for that 'new' member of the family!!
[color=#400080:13psjqzt]Oops!! I didn't even spot it! How do I move it over?
Thanks for the advice Bridee2B! Am such a technophobe!
Andi C has a wealth of experience with the breed. Post your thread again in General Life > Furry Friends. Hopefully she will spot it.
Well on making the decision to adopt rather than buy
Was just about to say Andi C is the resident Rottie expert, don't think she's on all the time but post in FF and she will see it, MrsAH beat me to it!!
ETA, my neighbours where I used to live adopted an older Rottie (think she was about 2 or 3) and she is a great dog, she is strong and needs lots of walks, the husband lost about 2 stone cos he went from being couch potatoe to walking about 5 or 6 miles a day!! She is such a sweetie though, honestly not a vicious bone in her body, the only prob they had was she chased some sheep once but lesson learned and she won't get the chance to do it again, but they live out the country surrounded by sheep and their fencing wasn't great.
Yes im a rottie owner, have a full grown entire male and a 13 week old female.
Firstly can i ask is it a male or female and are they neutered? If not, please make sure the male is neutered as entire male rotties are a handful and need lots of training and a very firm hand.
They need lots of socialistion and regular training so just be prepared to put a lot of work in with them.
They really are great dogs and big softies at heart. Do you know the dogs back ground?
They are very strong dogs so need a firm owner and you really cant molly coddle them or spoil them too much.
Their temperaments can be fantastic once they have had a good start and a good owner who brings out the best in them so i would check out the dogs history first.
They are brilliant with kids, i know my fella is, and hes 50kg, but he adores children and is so good with them.
Just be prepared to get the negative attitude from people about them, but dont let that put you off. They are brilliant dogs who have a reputation because people havent a clue!!
Anything else you want to know, just shout.
Hey there, thanks for the referral girlies
Hi again, sounds like you have done all your research so well done.
I wouldnt worry about him barking like that, most dogs will bark at others esp in a situation like kennels so dont worry too much.
Yes the rules are crap, but i never muzzle my fella, ever!! I show my dogs too so hes well socialised and used to other dogs.
I would recommend a headcollar type thing called a Dogmatic, you can find them online, similar to a halti but much better quality and go around the muzzle so kind of look like a muzzle but arent and you have great control over them then.
Yes i deffo recommend obedience training, will be good for socialisation too for him.
PG u will get him & when u do he will be a very lucky boy
Lisi 87, I am a proud Mam to our 6 year old Male rottie & he has been the love of our life since we got him at age 4 months.
I dont think ul be disappointed if you get him, as previous posters say they are such a good dog & ur opinion of a dog being a reflection of how they are treated by their owners.
Our boy is a big softie, is very well behaved. He behaves extremely well toward other dogs and as we live in the country alot of people say he is a good guard dog (if u knew him u wudnt think this)!!!
He is my & husbands pride & joy along with his 2 brothers (another dog & cat)