I can’t believe I am 1 yr old today!  (And just for the record, I have 983 Dogster.com friends with the same birthday as me!)  

But we aren’t going to just celebrate me today.  Instead let’s  celebrate the Rottweiler.  

The Rottweiler is a large, powerful dog and along with ownership comes much responsibility. Rottweilers require extensive socialization from an early age.  Because of their size and strength, obedience training for a Rottweiler is a must. Rottweilers are “people” dogs, they want to be with their masters and as a working breed, the Rottweiler requires daily exercise.

The AKC describes this breed as: 

Basically a calm, confident and courageous dog with a self-assured aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships. A Rottweiler is self-confident and responds quietly and with a wait-and-see attitude to influences in his environment. He has an inherent desire to protect home and family, and is an intelligent dog of extreme hardness and adaptability with a strong willingness to work, making him especially suited as a companion, guardian and general all-purpose dog.  

Finally, if you have a Rottweiler, this touching video will remind you about why you fell in love with them in the first place.  

And for any of you who do not have a Rottweiler – take a deep breath and be prepared to fall in love.