Do Rottweilers bark a lot?

No, Rottweilers don’t bark a lot. They’re confident dogs, and only react when they decide there’s a good reason to do so.

If your Rottweiler barks excessively, it’s important to understand why and address the underlying reason. It may be due to:

  • Boredom. In which case, consider how to provide more mental stimulation with games, toys and playtimes. Also, longer or more interesting walks may help.
  • Attention-seeking. Rottweilers are ‘people-dogs’ and need to feel part of the family. Giving your dog the attention and affection it craves may be a solution for excessive barking.
  • Protective instinct. If your Rottweiler constantly hears unexpected noises or sees unknown people approaching your home, it may be protecting you by scaring intruders away. Early socialization, and gentle reassurance that everything’s under control, can reduce barking.
  • Being territorial. It’s important to introduce your Rottweiler puppy to other dogs from an early age, so it doesn’t perceive other dogs as a threat.