Rottweilers


Rottweilers are loyal, industrious and fearless pups that take the meaning of “man’s best friend” to a new level. Find out if this powerful breed is right for you.

Despite what you may recollect from the portrayal of Rottweilers in films like The Omen (yikes!), Rottweilers are actually more known for their heroics and loyalty to humankind. They have a natural protective instinct that makes them great search and rescue dogs and also amazing guide dogs.

In 2009, a two-year-old Rottweiler rescue in the United Kingdom saved a woman from an assault and stood guard over her until police arrived. The pup, Jake, was nominated by the Coventry police for the bravery award and medallion after the incident. The attacker was caught and jailed, all because of a radical dog with a natural instinct to protect. How many dog owners do you know can say their dog is a crime-fighter?

Why We Love the Rottweiler Breed

  • Rottweilers are known for their loyalty to their owners and protective instincts. This pooch will be an excellent friend to your family!
  • They’re hardworking and steady creatures, making them suitable companions for a blue-collar life.
  • Maintaining a Rottweiler’s short double coat is a breeze!
  • Rottweilers are energetic! They love exercise and are perfect for someone with an active lifestyle.

 Things to Consider

  • Rottweilers have been around since the Roman Empire and have always been known for their intelligence, but that doesn’t mean they don’t require training. Obedience and socialization training are crucial for Rottweiler puppies.
  • Rottweilers can be loyal to a fault and it takes time for them to trust strangers, so patience is a must.
  • This is a larger breed! Make sure you have room to accommodate your Rottweiler’s size.
  • Grooming might be a cinch, but keep in mind that Rottweilers experience heavy shedding either before their seasons (females) or seasonally (males).

 Why Rescue?

Rottweilers are severely misunderstood, especially because of sensationalist news coverage. Poor breeding practices, which can lead to temperament issues, haven’t helped these lovable pups either. Overbreeding also exacerbates health issues in Rottweilers like hip dysplasia, cancer, and heart disease. Put an end to overbreeding and save the Rottweiler breed from a grim fate. If you’re thinking about adopting a Rottweiler, take a look at a Rottweiler rescue instead! 

Rottweiler Rescues

Whether you’re looking for a Rottweiler puppy or an adult Rottweiler dog, there are plenty of rescues that can’t wait to meet you! Here are just a few:

Type
Working
Temperament
Bold, devoted & calm
Avg. Weight
80 - 130 lbs
Grooming
Minimal
Avg. Life Span
8 - 11 years
Rottweilers near 20149
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Animal Rescues near 20149
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Organization City, State Contact
Persian Rescue of Virginia
Ashburn, VA emziemer@aim.com
The Cats at Longstreet
Sterling, VA longstreetcats@gmail.com
Save The Tails Rescue Group, Inc.
Leesburg, VA 1 888 379 5558 x1
Humane Society of Loudoun County
Leesburg, VA (703) 777-2912
Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society
Reston, VA littlebuddies@erols.com
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