Wondering if a rottweiler is a breed for us..
i currently have 2 mini dachshunds now, i have a 3 yr old male and a 2 yr old female, and my boyfriend wants a bigger dog and is in love with rottweilers..
i am not against getting one i am just extremely scared of what could happen if they don't get along.. what would u suggest? do u think that a rottweiler would go well with our little dogs?
If a Rottweiler puppy is brought up with small dogs, cats, other pets etc., then they usually don't have any trouble getting along. Rotties aren't vicious dogs, or prone to attacking smaller ones in general. Many Rottweilers live happily alongside tiny dogs and are best friends.
However, bringing an adolescent or adult Rottweiler who isn't familiar with smaller dogs or other pets, into a home like yours wouldn't be the best idea for first-time Rottie owners.
The only problem that may come up in your type of situation is that the Rottie pup may 'play rough' simply due to his size, and could accidentally hurt one of your little Doxies. Rottweiler puppies are often a bit clumsy due to their rapid growth, but they aren't malicious.
I think you have to discuss things fully with your boyfriend and really think through the pros and cons of adding a big dog to your home, and prepare strategies to deal with any problems you think may happen. Then make your decision.
ANY big dog has the potential to hurt a smaller one, intentionally or not, so maybe the question should be whether you want to add a dog (of any breed) who will mature to 100 lbs plus, or go for something more 'middle of the road'.
I hope this helps some and wish you the best of luck with your choice.