Feeding Your Rottweiler Puppy

At Guardian Rottweilers we are strong proponents of feeding our Rottweiler adults and puppies natural food, also referred to as a biologically appropriate raw diet. In essence this means that the dog should eat what it was designed to eat living in a natural environment. The starting off point is to acknowledge that the dog’s nutritional needs are no different …

Rottweiler Standard & “American” vs. “German”

Compare rottweilers from two reputable breeders, one in Rottweil Germany (the source 🙂 ) and another in Miami Florida, the dogs should look fairly similar. This kind of uniformity is achieved by breeding only males and females that conform to the Rottweiler Breed Standard. The standard is comprehensive covering many aspects of the Rottweiler’s appearance and character. But there’s a …

The Quintessential Rottweiler

We found the article below a few years ago. It echos our own thoughts about the rottweiler. While in every breed description there's a degree of idealism and wishful thinking, the words ring true to us because we've known such dogs. Our experience has shown a caveat, in that puppies do not become such dogs on their own, they need ...

Training Rottweilers, The Koehler Method

One article cannot have the scope to teach you how to train a rottweiler (or any dog for that matter) to reliably respond to your directions and be a well behaved companion. Fortunately William Koehler, a man who dedicated a lifetime to working with dogs, wrote a book that will show you how to achieve it step by step. If …

Will A Rottweiler Protect My Home And Family?

Living in Miami, as in many other US cities, is living with the possibility of home invasion, car jacking, and assault. Chances are if you’re looking to own a rottweiler you’re interested in the breed based on its reputation to be protective of its home and people. The truth is just because a dog has a rottweiler’s appearance doesn’t mean …

How We Raise Rottweiler Puppies

As the Rottweiler bitch nears whelping time, a few days before the 63rd day from the first mating, we set up the whelping box. We have the bitch whelp and care for the puppies indoors because the Miami heat can be difficult. It’s important to put the whelping box in a place that’s out of the way so the bitch …

Rottweilers and Dewclaws

There is a disturbing trend in Miami as elsewhere in the United States; removing a dog’s front dewclaws. Rear dewclaws (on the dog’s rear legs) which occur in rottweilers puppies from time to time, should be removed shortly after birth as they serve little purpose. With active dogs rear dewclaws have the potential to get snagged and cut, which is …