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|Posted on April 13, 2015 at 12:00 PM|
Leta and The Monkey
There is nothing more sweet and endearing than seeing a full grown Rottweiler walking down the pathway with a stuffed monkey in her mouth. Leta is proud of that little monkey. Her daddy bought it for her at a garage sale. She saw a basket of stuffed animals and decided, this little monkey is the best!
I pet sit for Leta a couple times a year and she amazes me. She is the most loving and loyal dog I know. When she takes her walks with daddy and they pass by my door, Leta pulls her dad to my front door so that we can visit. Leta never forgets me.
Here is a little information that I found on Wikipedia.
Rottweiler is good-natured, placid in basic disposition, very devoted, obedient, biddable and eager to work. Their appearance is natural and rustic, their behaviour self-assured, steady and fearless. They react to their surroundings with great alertness.
Rottweilers are a powerful breed with well-developed genetic herding and guarding instincts. Potentially dangerous behaviour in Rottweilers usually results from irresponsible ownership, abuse, neglect, or lack of socialization and training. However, the exceptional strength of the Rottweiler is an additional risk factor not to be neglected. It is for this reason that breed experts declare that formal training and extensive socialization are essential for all Rottweilers. According to the AKC, Rottweilers love their owners and may behave in a clownish manner toward family and friends, but they are also protective of their territory and do not welcome strangers until properly introduced. Obedience training and socialization are required.
A 2008 study surveying breed club members found that while Rottweilers were average in aggressiveness (bites or bite attempts) towards owners and other dogs, it indicated they tend to be more aggressive than average toward strangers. This aggression appears correlated with watchdog and territorial instincts.