Dutch is our 4 month old Rottweiler puppy. I got him about a month ago.
He likes to CHEW! He is currently known as Teeth With Feet, thank heaveans we have an abundance of corn cobs, so he not destroying everything he comes across!
We've come to believe he grows in his sleep . . .
By GRETCHEN from Coulterville, IL
He is precious, and what an innocent expression on his face!
He is sooo cute!! He looks so soft! You really have a darling companion there!
Oh he is gorgeous and I usually don't care for rotts.
So many areas ban having them, I know people say
its the training and not the pet. Still yours looks so
cute. My tiny Yorkie is still chewing at 1 year of age,
we provide lots of toys and chewies and it keeps him so busy. I think he likes dragging them out of his basket and scattering them around the house more than chewing. As long as you provide chewies
then you save a lot of trouble. Corn cobs sound good too. Good idea.
Hi - you're baby is gorgeous, but it worried me when I read about him having corn cobs. I had always thought that they are dangerous for dogs as they can cause a serious bowel obstruction. Please check with you vet, he's very precious and I know you only want the best for him. The Nylabones for aggressive chewers are great - have you tried them?
Robyn - devoted Mum to a Weimaraner and a Boxer
I have been around Rotts all my life and have seen some that even I was wary of, but the ones who were appropriately trained and socialized are just big couch companions!They are very loyal, and in my experience do well with children if they are socialized to children when pups. Dutch is going o be trained as an assist dog for me - He is already a fixture at our library. Rotts are so loyal, and such wonderful animals - but they are stubborn and strong willed, and not for evryone. Dutch is around everyone who comes in and out of my office (at home) and he's going to be one of the sweet ones!
You have a wonderfull companion. I love Rotts! They have had a bad reputation because of the idiots who get them and don't train them. They are left out as "guard" dogs. Not the dog's fault. Humans can be such jack-asses! (No reflection on that animal either.)
Hi! That was so funny! LOL! and actually, I think I've heard that children And baby animals DO actually do most of their growing during sleep!
You were'nt imagining it! :O)
He is a real sweetie!
~suz in Upper MI
Oh what an adorable baby! Our rottie, Bear is 81/2, we've had him since he was 6 weeks. They do get bad reps but it is the people and not the breed! Bear is the biggest baby! He's 120lbs and thinks he's a lap dog, actually i don't think he beleives he is a dog. He was (is) the spoiled baby in the family until my grandson arrived 13mos. ago. He had never really been around babies before but after getting used to the new one in the house, he now follows the baby everywhere and loves him to peices, although at times thats not always good as Bear doesn't realize his own size and even lovin up against the baby and the baths he gives him with his tounge, knock him down.
You will have a very loving,protective, and loyal new family member! However i hate to be the bearer of bad news (at least my own experiences with Bear), he STILL loves to chew! Especially plastics, soda bottles, baby bottles, and all of my the edges of the laundry baskets. He did chew on the coffee table when a puppie but now it's it's just plastics ???? We constantly are taking things away from him so he doesn't get somthing stuck in his digestive track. From what I've read I think it's just a rottie trait. Beware they also snore, loud! lol
Good luck with the new baby!
Thanks everyone for the comments - Having been around lots of Rotts - I was aware that he'd probably chew until he croaks! He's been really pretty cooperative and hasn't wrecked much lately, but he has a steady supply of rawhides, pig ears etc and they keep him pretty well occupied. He does love to chew plastic though - we've lost about a dozen of the cat's bowls! And yep - he's quite the snorer even rivals my husbands honking! 71 pounds at his vet check up this week and 18 weeks old! He just thunders through the house when he plays with our other dog Dolly
7 Years ago I got my first rottweiler. He after getting over the house breaking stage which didnt take very long, he is a super dog. He is a huge dog last weighing at 131 pounds. The funny thing is he was the runt of the litter to lol.. I would hate to run into the biggest one on a bad day. j/k
Love the "teeth with feet" thing, LOL! We have a Belgian Malinois we call Jaws around here ( they chew 'til they croak, too). As somebody else posted--please be careful with those corncobs--they can cause obstruction.
The only thing that satisfies our gal is a good gnaw on a bully stick ( 12" or up, if you can find 'em)--they're tough and they digest well and keep her busy for more than five minutes.
Love your boy, he is beautiful.
Dogs love corn cobs and I always gave mine corn cobs until I found out they can block their intestines. I quit giving them corn cobs now. Instead, I give them round marrow bones from the butcher. They love them, and they keep going back to them even after there's not a scrap of marrow or anything on them. I keep them in a basket near their toys. Your dog is really handsome. He will be a powerhouse. You will want to train him, I think. Good luck!
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