Rottweiler Health Problems, Large Puppies, Facts, Traits

Rottweiler Health Problems and issues do occur in this breed so keep a record of any worrying symptoms that you can use as a guide for your vet.

Remember that every dog has the odd illness with different signs & symptoms so a vet’s diagnosis is important…

…On this page we have also provided some advice, facts and information on certain traits of this often misunderstood breed and some cute pictures of some small and large Rottweiler puppies for you to look at…

Rottweiler Health Problems

  • Although it isn’t really a health problem it is useful to remember that this breed do have a habit of shedding allot of hair. Their coat is quite short and coarse and get everywhere, on clothes, furniture and the carpet so if you have allergies or are particularly house proud this breed may not be for you.
  • Rottweiler health problems can include joint and bone problems which can be a result of genetics or due to a poor diet. Consequently feeding your dog the right and best dog food is very important.
  • Rottweilers do tend to be more prone to getting cancer so you need to be aware and get regular check ups for your pooch.
  • Heart and respiratory problems also affect this breed.
  • Elbow dysplasia often referred to as CHD or Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia – this is when the hip joints have not developed properly.
  • This breed are also probe to epilepsy.
  • Gastric torsion is another health problem that you need to be aware of.
  • Entropion can affect Rottweilers – this is when the border of the eyelid turns inward against the eyeball.

Other problems that can affect this breed include problems with their…

  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Muscles
  • Nerves
  • Teeth
  • Exercise is very important for this breed but you need to be aware exactly how much exercise as too much can be bad for their health.
  • Training Rottweilers is important for their health and general wellbeing and is as important as training any other breed but due to their size strangers may feel slightly intimidated. This breed need to know that you are the boss and pack leader. It isn’t unusual for this breed to start pushing the boundaries if they feel that you are particularly weak. We have provided a couple of videos below.

It’s important that you learn how to train a Rottweiler to come and stay as shown in the above videos. You never know when you might need these techniques if your dog runs off when out for a walk or if he keeps escaping from the House.

Some Small & Large Rottweiler Puppies

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Some Useful Rottweiler Facts…

  • As you can see the small and large puppies above are very cute – but they dog get big! An average sized Rottweiler can grow to a hight o5 25-27 inches (63-68 cm) and a weight of 90-110 pounds (41-50 kg).
  • This breed are born with tails but they are often docked at the first joint.
  • Although this breed does get a bad press, they are naturally quite a calm dog. They do crave allot of attention and if they don’t get it they will be seeking it.
  • This breed don’t often bark but if they feel threatened or intimidated they may go very quiet before they attack.
  • This breed need to be well socialized from an early age and with as many experiences as possible.