11 Things only Rottweiler owners understand

Rottweilers may look like scary killing beasts, but owners of these devoted dogs will tell you that the Rottie’s bad rap is bunk. Here’s why.

1. Rottweilers have a soft spot for other animals in their home territory

Facts Rottweiler owners know by heart

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2. Rotties are gentle giants

Facts Rottweiler owners know by heart

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3. You really can trust Rottweilers with babies and small children

Facts Rottweiler owners know by heart

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4. Rottweilers are naturally intimidating — intruders know not to mess with them

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5. Rotties have a propensity to pass gas… often

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6. Despite their short coat, Rottweilers are notorious shed monsters, especially in the spring and fall

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7. Rottweilers can make it difficult to rent a home because of discrimination toward the breed

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8. Rotties gain weight easily, so daily exercise and a food limit are essential for their health

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9. Rottweilers are messy eaters and messier drinkers

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10. Rottweilers are happiest when they have work to do; when bored, they tend to chew furniture or dig big holes

Facts Rottweiler owners know by heart

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11. Rotties are devoted dogs that will win your heart, and you’ll be just as devoted to them

Facts Rottweiler owners know by heart

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