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11 Things only Rottweiler owners understand

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Facts Rottweiler owners know by heart

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

Facts Rottweiler owners know by heart

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5. Rotties have a propensity to pass gas... often

Facts Rottweiler owners know by heart

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

Facts Rottweiler owners know by heart

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

Facts Rottweiler owners know by heart

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

Facts Rottweiler owners know by heart

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9. Rottweilers are messy eaters and messier drinkers

Facts Rottweiler owners know by heart

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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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