The Rottweilers’ behaviour varies greatly when it comes to children handling. When they are brought up together it’s essentially ok with a child although due to its massiveness and untamed power it can hurt him or her unintentionally during the play. It is advisable to wait until children are 6 or older before acquiring such a serious dog.
The dog possesses a powerful prey drive and it may never tolerate even a home pet with which it has been raised. Some issues can as well arise with dog’s attitude towards other canines. Specifically, the Rottweiler is harsh with strange dogs intruding its domain. The breed gets along best with its fellow of opposite sex or an offspring, which it knows all its life.
If you are prepared to invest substantial amount of time and efforts in obedience training and socialisation you can raise an exceptionally loyal friend and fearless guardian.