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    Puppy Rottweiler

    I am posting here for the first time so please be easy. I do have a big concern and am hoping you guys may be able to help alleviate it.

    My family has just adopted a puppy Rottweiler and a friend explained to me that since the dog is inbred it is far and away more likely to turn. I have a 3 year old son and am scared of the puppy causing damage to him.

    I looked up on the net and found it common that inbred dogs are more aggressive but I don't understand by how much. I have been around rottweilers a lot and found them to usually be very calm and sweet dogs. So is it a case where they may be more aggressive but still shouldn't be concerned about it or should I take this as a clue to move on.

    Please let me know vwhat you think. Thanks

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    Re: Puppy Rottweiler

    I'm curious - what makes you describe your puppy as inbred?

    The reason I ask is that it's a relative term. All purebreds will be more inbred than mixed breeds (by definition), but the majority are probably not inbred enough to exhibit negative consequences of being inbred. The same is true for any breed. Is there something about your pup that makes you think he's more inbred than the average rottie?

    Also, the more you socialize a dog to children, the less likely they are to act aggressively toward children. Behaviors like aggression can have a genetic component, but are almost always a case of the dog being fearful (due to improper or insufficient socialization).

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    There are a LOT of myths out in the canine world about inbreeding. Now when you say inbreeding, what do you think that means? I'd like to get more information before I make a long speech on things.

    Long story short though: Inbreeding depending on the degree can be healthy and is necessary to preserve certain traits. There are such things as too much inbreeding, but the likeliness of your dog being THAT inbred is pretty slim.

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    Re: Puppy Rottweiler

    I claim it to be inbred because it is a puppy born from father - daughter relations. My son will be around it for her whole life I would assume. So I take what you are saying as I don't need to worry.....right?

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    Re: Puppy Rottweiler

    One father/daughter breeding isn't going to cause massive amounts of issues to arise. Now lets say the past 4 generations were all father/daughter Mother/son Brother/sister THEN I'd be worried about issues arising. Thats a very common thing in the dog show world to see the same dog's name in a 4 generation pedigree (your dog, Dad, Granddad, and Great granddad) a few times. While Genetics make up A LOT of what makes the dog, inbreeding issues in temperament isn't that common. I would be more concerned with health issues then the dogs temperament.

    Make sure you take some dog training classes early on with your puppy. Rotties are a STRONG breed and need guidance and a good leader in their life. Be prepared for many more comments about your puppy, you've chosen a breed that is often ridiculed, banned, and other horrible things. Remember to just have fun, and keep an eye out for anything that may signal that there is a health issue.

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    Re: Puppy Rottweiler

    Get your puppy into classes asap and take her to meet knew people atleast once a week. Make sure that she always meets nice people and never has a reason to fear anyone. Since she will be raised with your child they will get along fine as long as you make sure you kid doesn't play to hard with her (which is pretty hard with a rottie). Never leave the two alone together and make sure your dog doesn't learn to resource guard. You really need to do the classes and read A LOT about raising puppies with children.

    My Rottweiler is from somewhat inbred lines and he is AMAZING with kids. Porter was with a 4 month old baby and the little kept pulling on his tounge. Everytime she did he would just barely lick her hands and she thought it was the best thing in the world. With older kids he will play with them but he always make sure not to knock them over. This is because as a puppy we took him everyone and he met lots of people. He learned how to tell who was a friend, who wasn't, who he could play rough with, and who he needs to be calm around. I've trained with him countless hours. Another good thing is going to be to teach your dog not to jump on people and OFF comand.

    If you don't do any training with your dog its like she will hurt your child or someone else without meaning to just because she doesn't know how to act around people.

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    Re: Puppy Rottweiler

    As everyone has said, Rotties have to be socialized with lots of people, so they'll learn to be gentle. I also recommend Bite Inhibition (Sticky: The Bite Stops Here)...

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    Re: Puppy Rottweiler

    Would you have these same concerns of the puppy were an inbred Golden retriever, or is your concern solely based on her breed? Please keep in mind that before this puppy is a Rottweiler, she is a dog, and like all dogs, she will need patience, training and socialization. I'm gonna be totally honest here and question your motives choosing this breed since you seem to have a negative perception of the breed.

    You need to get this puppy into an R+ puppy class as soon as she is vaccinated, then continue with training and socialization for her whole life. As much ad you teach your puppy to respect people and children, teach your children to respect dogs. Give the pup plenty of space from the kid and never leave them unsupervised for even a second.

    For the love of doG, please don't turn into another statistic.


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    Re: Puppy Rottweiler

    Yes, as someone who is suffering from child teasing, even though my dog has had loads of socialization with kids, it only takes one brat to spoil things. So manage your child, as well as any others who might tease, startle or scare her. I would stick with older kids who know dogs for now til she is comfortable with kids in general.

    Do it right & your child will have the best guardian there is

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