Are Rottweilers good for first time owners?

No, Rottweilers are not good for first time owners. These large, powerful dogs weigh up to 130lbs when fully grown. They need an owner who’s able to establish dominance and keep them under control at all times ensuring that their protective instincts and potential aggression towards other animals don’t lead to problems.

If you’re considering purchasing a Rottweiler puppy as your first dog, it’s wise to commit to attending regular puppy training classes or working individually with a dog trainer. You’ll learn what’s needed to become the pack leader from the start and your puppy will be helped to understand the difference between good and unwanted behavior.