Rottweiler Breed Maintenance
The shorter coat of the Rottweiler only needs minimal grooming, even in the seasons when it sheds. Weekly brushing with a bristle brush and an occasional wipe down with a damp towel will keep this breed looking its best. Rottweilers do have fast growing nails that need regular trimming to avoid splitting and cracking. Ears and teeth should also be cleaned regularly. This breed needs both mental and physical stimulation, and lots of family time, or else it can become frustrated and bored, and develop very destructive behavior. Rottweilers will benefit from at least two solid daily workouts that can include long walks, playtimes in a fenced-in yard, obedience training, and games with the family. They are people dogs who do not do well alone and should not be left for long periods of time. The Rottweiler is better suited to colder climates, and it can live outdoors with a proper shelter. In hotter temperatures, these dogs can become overheated. This breed is predisposed to conditions that result from growing too quickly, such as panosteitis and osteochondritis dissecans. As such, the diet intake should be monitored while growing, and adding supplemental calcium may not be recommended. This breed is also prone to obesity which can be prevented through regular exercise and diet regulation.