Is my Rottweiler too sweet?

by Tammy
(vacaville, ca)

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

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Apr 23, 2014
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Thank you Cheryl! NEW
by: Anonymous

Thank you Cheryl! That is so reassuring! Sounds just like Ade!

Apr 23, 2014
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Thank you Cheryl! NEW
by: Anonymous

Thank you Cheryl! That is so reassuring! Sounds just like Ade!

Apr 23, 2014
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too sweet ! never !!! NEW
by: Cheryl & Max

I adopted Max at 7 months old, he was very quiet for a puppy, when I put him in his 1st training class about 9 months old the trainer ask me if he ever picks up speed, nope ! that just Max, the second trainer asked me if I medicated him before class, the 3rd class he mostly slept through, guess he was just bored by now with all these stupid pet tricks. Now at 3yrs old I noticed him having a few issues with hyper dogs that came near him, so back to class we went and again the trainer ask if Max could move a bit faster when I called him to me, nope that is pretty much it! He will run and play with his brother Taz in the back yard and run so fast that my patio is full of small rocks that kicks up as he goes,we live in the desert so Max is just always on desert time!

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Ade NEW
by: Tammy Port

Oh no! I would never want her to be aggressive! Perhaps I worded badly (now seeing my typos too). I was wondering if we should be concerned about a lack of energy and enthusiasm that most (any kind) puppies have. Oh my goodness I would never want her to be aggressive! We love her the way she is, I guess I just let people's comments about how mellow she is make me wonder a bit. Thanks for your feedback!

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