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The secret of choosing the right Rottweiler puppy

When looking for Rottweiler puppies, visit a Rottweiler breeder, not a pet store. If you pick out your puppy from a breeder, the Rottweiler puppies' parents will probably be on site, and you can see the sire and dam for yourself. Adult dogs should have a confident temperament and should be well socialized.

You want to choose your dog from Rottweiler puppies that are healthy and well socialized. You should see both of the Rottweiler puppies' parents so you can see how big they are, ensure yourself that they are healthy, and see for yourself that they are socialized dogs with good temperaments. The ideal setting for choosing your Rottweiler puppies is at their breeder's kennel. A pet store simply can't give you the same opportunities to see the puppies and the sire and dam.

Everybody wants healthy Rottweiler puppies. Genetic diseases to check for in Rottweilers include elbow dysplasia. The Rottweiler is ranked second on the list of one hundred breeds that may suffer from elbow dysplasia. Cardiac problems and hip dysplasia are also common ailments. The Rottweiler is ranked number thirty on the rankings of breeds most likely to have cardiac disease or hip dysplasia. Unfortunately, Rottweiler puppies are ranked fifty-fifth most likely to have patellar luxation, so the risk is relatively low, but test for this disease too, just to be safe.

Rottweiler puppies cannot be Orthopedic Foundation for Animals certified until they are at least two years old, but preliminary examinations can be done when the puppies are four months old. If both parents are certified, the chances are good that a puppy will also pass the certification.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to certify Rottweiler puppies until they are at least two years old, but preliminary examinations can be done when the puppies are just four months old. If both of the Rottweiler puppies' parents are certified, then chances are good that a puppy will also attain the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals certification.

Once you have assured yourself that the Rottweiler puppies have parents that are healthy and of good temperament, watch each dog in the litter individually to see what each dog's personality is like. Rottweiler puppies are bred to be pretty much the same one generation after another ? that's why people like purebred dogs, so they know what to expect ? but one puppy may be more timid or aggressive than another, and it's up to you to decide what kind of personality you want your dog to have.

Rottweilers are bred to be basically the same one generation after another ? that's why people like purebred dogs, because they know what to expect with a purebred. If you have a strong preference for a male over a female, or vice versa, that will help narrow your choice of Rottweiler puppies. One puppy in the litter may be more timid or more aggressive than another, and it's up to you to decide what kind of personality you want your dog to have. Visit the litter on several occasions before you decide on one particular puppy.

Whichever Rottweiler puppy you choose, make your purchase conditional on the puppy's passing a health examination and take the puppy to your veterinarian as soon as you can after you take possession of it.

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