Ladies and Gentleman this is exciting news!
Since Tiff and I have been dating… A very common discussion in our lives is that we both love dogs. We both want to own dogs. Yeah that’s right, plural. Rest assured we are both aware that some time needs to be spent in preparation. Many things are being discussed in our wishes to move toward this exciting life decision. We anticipate taking this step in at least one year or more. In the meantime, however, we LOVE to daydream and consider all of the different possibilities. Which breed? How many? Where to live? On and on our conversations go.
Funny story, while we were dating, and consequently getting to know one another, Tiff and I had a very important conversation. I told her that, in my world, the word “Dog” really means Rottweiler. Synonymous I say. As a dog lover I have had the pleasure of experiencing many different types of k-9. I have had wonderful experiences with most of them, especially if I couldn’t punt them. (Un-Puntable is a prerequisite) I grew up around Labs predominantly and I have been able to use that as my personal baseline for my decision.
Tiff, on the other hand, grew up around her maltese.
Well forget the history lesson, it’s the future we are concerned with here!! BAM!
Introducing out of the red corner, weighing in at approximately 110 lbs, a towering 27 inches tall… Our Future Rottweiler!!
Eventually these bad boys get to be very large and very fun.
Rottweilers have been mishandled by immature owners for years. This is why they are branded as violent, ill tempered, aggressive animals; all very sad. The Rottweiler is among the top ten most intelligent K-9’s in the world.
Eager to please and a craving for a challenge make these incredibly fun pets. All dogs are pack animals, therefore they are born with an innate sense of hierarchy. This little butt head will do everything he can to test those social roles and break free from the role he finds himself in. As owners it will be our responsibility to encourage good behavior by enforcing our position.
Alpha male and Alpha female positions of dominance need to be taught early. The Rottweiler is extremely capable of learning this pecking order and Tiff and I could not be more excited to have a great deal of playtime with our little guy.
Protector, Guardian, Workhorse, Playmate and Champion.
I suggest you watch this awesome video!
Out of the Blue Corner… ok right now we have no idea what we are going to do about our second pup. We have discussed many breeds and have narrowed it down to three. Tiff gets to pick this breed (as long as my Rotti couldn’t use it as a chew toy) and actually I have been super surprised at her suggestions! I’m very excited about the dog breeds she has been considering. Let me show you who they are.
The Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain dog is a medium-large breed. The breed has very long hair, almost shaggy but the dogs seem to wear it comfortably. Not to mention how dang cute they are. The only problem is the hair. Other than the incredible amount of shedding this furry little guy will dole out annually, this is a smart, loving and lovable pet. Depending on the animal’s training and natural temperament they have a disposition to be either energetic or tranquil. Perfect family dogs and almost too ooey-gooey loving.
The Swiss Mountain Dog
While a cousin to the Bernese Mountain dog, noted by the exact same coloring, the Swiss Mountain Dog holds its own social and physical differences. Most noticeably is the length of hair. This little guy features a much shorter hair and probably what is known in dog words as a double coat for added winter protection. As the breed originates out of Switzerland I would be surprised to learn the contrary. Size-wise these two animals are also quite different. The Swiss mountain dog is a much leaner and slightly shorter version of the Bernese breed. This comes in handy, however, as these adorable k-9’s are extremely energetic. The smaller stature enhances the dog’s agility greatly. Some of our closest friends have a Swiss Mountain Dog and they absolutely love it!
The Doberman Pinscher
The Doberman Pinscher, conveniently, is a cousin to the Rottweiler. A newer breed than it’s native German cousin, the Doberman have some incredible qualities. First, let’s get over the fact that it fits the “aggressive breed” category for a minute. I will refer you back to my previous caveats while discussing Rottweilers. It all comes down to the training. If you want your Dobie to be a snarling, rabid muscular force then you can. However if, like Tiff and I, you want a family dog with a strong territorial and protective sense, this particular breed is extremely effective. Built like a ripped Greyhound, the senses of a German Shepherd, and the playfulness of a Labrador on crack (basically a Dalmatian). This would be an incredibly fun breed to get to know. NOW, Tiff has asked me to post a photo of an adult Doberman without it’s ears cropped. Do not be fooled by the rose in the photograph, it’s a ploy and you’re about to be manipulated by sleazy marketing. I do not endorse the idea of leaving Doberman’s ears floppy and as a byproduct I do not support this photograph but what can I do, she’s a redhead.
Basically we have puppy fever hardcore! It’s a serious problem. I don’t know when we will be able to move forward on these dreams of ours but we will certainly keep you updated as it progresses.