All About The Rottweiler Puppy
Feb 3 2012
It isn’t very hard to find lots of Rottweiler puppies for sale. Rottweiler puppies are cute, cuddly, and make wonderful pets. As a result, lots of people who love this breed have become Rottweiler puppy breeders. While this may be a good way to keep the Rottweiler breed alive, it makes it very difficult to find Rottweiler puppies for adoption that you know are not coming from puppy mills or backyard breeders. Puppy mills are commercial operations that produce tons of puppies each year.
The puppies and their parents often live in horrible conditions. Once the puppies are barely old enough to be weened, they are frequently shipped to pet stores across the country to be sold. Backyard breeders are not commercial operations, but often produce far too many puppies and are unable to properly take care of the puppies. Overcrowding and poor care can lead to a variety of diseases that are harmful to the puppies and can sometimes be spread to your other pets. When searching for Rottweiler puppies for sale it is important that you know how to spot a puppy mill or backyard breeder and avoid them like the plague.
Instead, you should focus your efforts on finding a reputable breeder. Reputable breeders truly care about their dogs and breed responsibly. They provide the puppies and their parents with a comfortable place to live, lots of love, and sufficient veterinary care. This means that the puppies are happy, healthy, and well adjusted. Many reputable breeders will start potty training their puppies and will give you Rottweiler puppy training advice or refer you to a reputable dog trainer to continue training your puppy.
Finding a reputable breeder with Rottweiler puppies for sale may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Start by contacting your veterinarian and asking if he or she knows of any Rottweiler breeders. It is likely that your veterinarian provides veterinary care for several reputable breeders’ dogs and can refer you to an excellent breeder. If your veterinarian does not have any referrals to reputable breeders, ask friends, family, and coworkers who own Rottweilers if they purchased their dogs from breeders.
If they did, ask about their experiences and obtain any positive referrals. Keep in mind that even though your trusted friend, family member, or coworker purchased a puppy from a breeder, the breeder may not be reputable. Interview the breeder if you are considering purchasing a puppy from them. Ask them how they raise Rottweiler puppies for sale. Pertinent information you should ask about includes the age that the puppies are weened, the vaccines the puppies receive, other medical care received by the puppies, and whether or not the parents of the puppies are on site.
Rottweiler puppies should stay with their mothers until they are at least eight weeks old. Any breeder who offers to sell you a puppy younger than eight weeks of age is not a reputable breeder. Puppies should receive several vaccines, be dewormed, and be examined by a veterinarian prior to being sold. Furthermore, reputable breeders will always have at least the mother of the puppies on site for you to meet. In general, they also have the fathers of the puppies on site as well.
When deciding to purchase a Rottweiler puppy from a breeder, take a few minutes to meet and spend time with the parents of the puppy. Get to know them and get a feel for their temperaments. Although dogs have their own personalities, it is likely that they will have at least some of the traits of their parents. If you notice any undesirable traits in the parents of the puppies, you may decide not to purchase a puppy from this litter. Don’t get discouraged if this is the case. With a bit of time and looking you are sure to find the perfect puppy to add to your family.
If cost is a concern for you, you may want to consider looking for pet quality Rottweiler puppies for sale. Pet quality puppies are great dogs, but often have some sort of minor condition that prevents them from being good candidates for breeding or showing. These conditions are often as minor as having a coat with atypical coloring. Male puppies tend to be sold for less than female puppies because they are not capable of producing puppies.
If your intention is keep your puppy as a family pet and not to breed him, a male puppy may suit you just fine. Contrary to the stereotypes, male Rottweilers are not inherently aggressive and can make wonderful, loving family pets. Be sure to check references from others who have purchased Rottweilers for sale from the breeder you have chosen. By taking a few extra moments to do your homework, you can be assured you are purchasing a happy pet who will be your companion for life.