Dog: The Rottweiler

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The Rottweiler: A dog that’s clearly not for every individual. The Rottweiler is a formidable guard dog, and an exceptionally loyal and trustworthy companion. However, when the Rottweiler ends up in the wrong hands, it can prove to be a living nightmare. The Rottweiler can indeed prove to be a ticking time bomb, waiting to explode at any given moment. At the same time, when this breed is placed with a dog owner that has a lot of experience, as opposed to the novice dog handler, this statement will then prove to be false in the vast majority of cases.

The Rottweiler is one dog breed that has a rather extensive history, often dating right back to the times of ancient Rome. Therefore, the Rottweiler is one of the oldest living dog breeds
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This is evident in it’s heritage as a dog that was bred to work around the clock. The Rottweiler is a dog breed that needs to be stimulated, otherwise, serious issues may arise. The Rottweiler has the potential to end up in the wrong hands, either individuals who know very little of the breed and find it tough to curb its latent aggression though vigorous exercise, socialisation and training. It may also end up in the wrong hands, and be “too much” dog for the individual concerned to handle. Many people don’t realise that since Rottweilers are working dogs, if they are not stimulated, a lot of dangerous issues could arise. The most common problem when the Rottweiler ends up in the wrong hands is aggression and reactivity. Although genetics play a crucial role in shaping each individual Rottweiler, the vast majority of times, aggression in such a breed is due to improper handling. The consequences of such are dangerous and may even prove to be fatal, in the case of an aggressive Rottweiler, because now, not only is it a threat to itself and family, but also has the potential to maul innocent people.

In conclusion, the Rottweiler can indeed be the best dog breed out there if placed in the right hands. However, when this dog breed is placed in the wrong hands, it can explode and go into attack mode at any given moment. Therefore, being termed “unpredictable”
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