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Rottweilers are loyal, confident and loving guardians. Canines in this breed are intelligent but require continuous and extensive socialization to function as a good family companion. In the past, canines in this dog breed were bred for herding livestock and pulling carts with butchered meat to market and so forth but today they serve as police dogs, search and rescue dogs, and guard dogs.

This breed of dog is one of the oldest breeds available. The history of the breed dates back to the Roman Empire. It is thought that the breed is a descendant of ancient Roman drover dogs known for its rugged and dependable nature with guarding instincts and great intelligence. The breed made its way to Germany when the Romans traveled in large numbers across the continent in their quest to conquer Europe. The dogs served the purpose of keeping the herd together and guarding it at night.

The Roman drover dogs found work in the cattle town of Rottweil when the empire collapsed. They earned the name “Rottweiler Metzgerhund” or “Butcher’s Dog of Rottweil” due to their roles of moving herds from pasture to market and protecting their owners and family from bandits. Rottweilers have both good and bad attributes. However, they are also prone to some health problems, especially as they grow old.

In most cases, pet parents have to spend a lot of money to take care of their furry friends. You can minimize the strain by taking out Rottweiler pet insurance. With the right pet insurance, you will be able to take care of your pet without any financial consideration. When you take out Rottweiler pet insurance, you are not just protecting your dog, you are also protecting your finances against rising veterinary costs.

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Why Rottweilers Pet Insurance Is Important

If you are looking for the best dog breed for guarding and protection work, Rottweilers should be one of the dogs in your list. Canines in this breed are well-socialized and can get along with people and other dogs. But males may be dominant and aggressive, especially when it is not properly trained.

This breed comprises dogs that are relatively healthy. However, every dog may be prone to one health condition or the other, especially as it grows old. Hip dysplasia is common with most large dogs which include Rottweilers. Osteosarcoma is a common cause of deaths for canines in this breed. Both of these conditions can require thousands of dollars in treatment. For instance, osteosarcoma can cost over $7,000 and hip dysplasia can cost up to $5,000.

Even though you love your furry friends, you don’t want to fork over such an amount of money out of pocket, do you? Why not take out Rottweiler pet insurance to be able to give your furry friend the treatment and care it deserves no matter the situation.

Here is a list of common sicknesses Rottweilers might develop:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV)
  • Panosteitis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Allergies, etc.

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Rottweilers Pet Insurance Statistics

Origin: Germany

Average height: 24 – 27 inches (male), 22 – 25 inches (female)

Average weight: 110 – 132 pounds (male), 77 – 106 pounds (female)

Life expectancy: 8 – 11 years

Colors: Black, Tan, Mahogany, Black & Rust

Exercise Requirements: More than 40 minutes per day

Temperament: Steady, Obedient, Good-natured, Fearless, Confident, Alert, Calm, Courageous, Devoted, Self-assured.

Health: They are healthy overall but prone to conditions like hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, osteosarcoma, panosteitis, allergies, hypothyroidism, Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV), etc.

Energy level: Bred to work

The tendency to Bark: Moderate

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Rottweilers Pet Insurance News

A guilty Rottweiler has recently been sentenced to death in the city of Troy due to a recent dog attack. The outcome of the courtroom decision was well expected to settle the backyard horror.

Kevin Waugh, owner of the 2-year-old Rottweiler named Underdog said it was a difficult decision but the right one.

The Rottweiler attacked a seven-year-old boy, his next-door neighbor, on February 14. The child was seriously injured and so the judge had to order the euthanasia of the dog with its owner’s consent.

Waugh said that the boy’s family is upset but he intends to keep the young boy fully in the picture.

A similar occurrence took place in Troy last October involving a mixed-breed Luna. Luna bit a dog and also the dog’s owner who tried to pull them apart. However, the injuries were less severe than the case of Underdog. Initially, there was an order to euthanize the dog but the order was revoked when the owner appealed.

The two incidents show that even animals that are considered to be docile and friendly could behave unpredictably.

Speaking about the incident, Waugh said he can’t particularly fault himself. He always locks the dog behind a gate but unfortunately, he got out. “I didn’t witness any of it, but it was not his nature”, Waugh added.

The Troy City Council voted to change the city rule that required all dogs that bite people to be put down. With the change, judges would have to use their discretion to decide each case depending on the incident.

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Rottweilers Pet Insurance FAQ


How long can a Rottweiler be left alone?

As long as you provide your Rottweiler with sufficient food and water, you can leave your dog alone for 6 hours a day.

Are Rottweilers protective of their owners?

Yes. Rottweilers are naturally protective of their families. They serve best as guard dogs.

How soon does pet insurance take effect?

Every pet insurer in Canada has a waiting period. This is the number of days from the time you purchased the policy to the time it becomes effective. The waiting period for most pet insurers differs.

Can you get pet insurance after diagnosis?

If your pet is diagnosed with a medical condition before you take out pet insurance or before the coverage becomes effective, the condition will be excluded from the Rottweilers pet insurance coverage.

What medical conditions are common with Rottweilers?

Several medical conditions are common with Rottweilers. Examples include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, osteosarcoma, panosteitis, allergies, hypothyroidism, Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV), etc.

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