These dogs have very calm dispositions which make them quite suitable for companion animals and for family protection. Although the Rottweiler at one time was the most popular dog in the United States, it is now the second or third most popular dog as a pet. The Rottweiler is a very intelligent dog with a strong desire to please it’s master. Rottweilers crave attention, they are very loyal, and devoted. If they sense that their family is in eminent danger, they will defend their family just as any other dog would do.
As with any other large dog, the Rottweiler requires a dominant master who is familiar with handling large dogs. Any dog, which is not properly trained, can and may challenge the authority of their handler. Rottweilers generally are good around other animals. Most Rottweilers accept cats and other small animals as part of the family when raised from a puppy with those animals.