Although Rottweilers strong dogs of this breed suffers from many health problems that can shorten their lives considerably. Average duration of rottweilers lifespan is eigth to ten years which is relatively short when compared to other similarly sized breeds.
Rottweilers dog breeds very loyal and protective companions but require a lot of care and attention. If your rottweiler bored they can develop destructive behavior. Owners of this breed should be assertive yet gentle and a lot of exercise and mental stimulation should be given to the dog if boredom is to be avoided.
Unfortunately, many species susceptible to health problems due to genetic and hereditary causes and one of the most common health problems the breed suffers from is bone and joint disease.
Hip and elbow dysplasia is thriving among the breed and special care should be taken not to breed diseased parents as the condition is hereditary. Another common joint disease in osteochondrosis dissecans. Osteochondrosis dissecans is a type of arthritis that affect the cartilage in the joints and causes it to crack and exposing the bone fragment.
Though supplements and surgery can help dogs suffering from dysplasia and arthritis, the conditions are not curable, only supportive care is possible and this is why it is importantto investigate the genetic background of any puppy you are considering buying or adopting.