Are Rottweilers picky eaters?


by negib

i am thinking of buying a female rottweiler puppy but most people say female rottweilers are picky eaters and don’t like kibble.

If it turns out she was one of those, would ignoring this behavior get her to eat the kibble? as cooking for her isn’t an option at this time.

And are females affectionate enough to lay their heads on your feet or follow you from room to room?

I know that’s 2 questions but thank you

Hi Negib
Rottweilers can be picky eaters, but it all depends on their character and personality etc. Many other breeds are the same way, Rotties are not difficult to feed as such.

It’s very important to feed puppies a high quality, premium puppy food and the best puppy food for a Rottie is one designed specifically to meet the needs of a large breed pup. Raw diets, or home made dog food can also be excellent if prepared properly and well-balanced, but it’s not for everyone. A premium kibble will do just fine.

Rotties are very loving and loyal dogs and do tend to bond closely with their owners if they are raised and trained properly and given lots of time, love and affection. Males and females are both the same in this respect, and differences tend to be more dependent upon the individual dogs’ character rather than their sex.

However, before you consider adding a Rottweiler to your home, make sure you’ve done a LOT of research and understand the breed thoroughly. They need lots of attention, training and socialization and aren’t usually the best choice for first-time dog owners. There are many pages on my site that give you all the info. you need about this breed, and tell you how to care for a Rottie pup. I’d strongly recommend reading them thoroughly and doing additional research before you decide….

Rottweiler Dogs

Rottweiler Behavior

Rottweiler Temperament

Rottweiler Puppy

Best of luck with whatever you decide to do!

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Sep 06, 2016


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by: Andrew I currently have two bitches and one dog. Both bitches hoover up food like there’s no tomorrow. My first dog was a good eater. He way preferred meat and would spit out vegetables. My 1 year dog is very fussy and very slow to eat.

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