Is my Rottweiler too sweet?
Our Ade is now 9 1/2 more old. She has always been the quintessential Rottie.....Calm "wait and see" and incredibly mellow for a pup. She loves to play, rough house with her papa and brother Austin who's 10.
She is so super cuddly and loving. Her Dame is an American bred German Rottie, and although her sire is immediately American bred Rottie, all generations before him were breed in Austria. Ade is incredibly smart and I typically only have to tell her once before she gets it...even though sometimes she does what she wants anyway, lol.
Ultimately my question/concern is- is there such a thing as "too mellow"? She is in perfect health and no matter what we are blessed to have her but we do want her to be able to reach her full potential. Many thanks! Tammy, vacaville, ca
Hi Tammy - actually I would say 'No' there isn't such a thing as too mellow! Rottweilers are a guardian breed, and even the friendliest of them carries those instincts. They're basically 'hard-wired' that way. One of the great things about this breed is that a well-bred and properly raised Rottweiler will be a very discerning guard dog... in other words, they KNOW if there is a threat and only then will they go into protection mode... and will still only use the amount of force needed to control the situation. They're not needlessly aggressive.
It sounds as though your Ade is perfect just the way she is, and I wouldn't worry whether or not she is too sweet. Never encourage guarding or aggression... or even mistrust or caution. She knows when there's something to worry about and when there isn't and she's calm and confident. This is EXACTLY what you want. Hope this helps. ~ Sue from a-love-of-rottweilers.com