Up to 18 months
Rottweiler puppies are intelligent, friendly and enthusiastic, making excellent family pets when well socialised. It is important to note that Rottweilers are not recommended for first-time owners, however, as even from a young age they need to be handled by someone with knowledge of the unique needs of large, powerful dog breeds.
From 18 months
Adult Rottweilers are well suited to a range of roles. Whether as a companion, service or working dog they will need proper training and socialisation to ensure they are happy and well adjusted.
Rottweilers are considered ageing dogs when they reach eight years old. With age, your Rottweiler may experience some hearing loss and and vision impairment.
This is common in older dogs but will impact their lifestyle and how much they are able to do. You may also notice reduced motivation to exercise, often due to stiffer joints, so it is important to make sure your ageing dog is kept comfortable to ease any joint pains.