by Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz


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If you are considering adding a Rottweiler to your home, you're the newest member of a huge and very enthusiastic fan club. The Rottweiler is one of the most loyal and popular dog breeds in America. Athletic, bright, and adaptable, this working dog is a steadfast companion who's up for learning how to do just about any job you can throw at him. With proper socialization and training, Rottweilers are among the most devoted and most multitalented breeds around.

To help you learn all you need to know about the Rottweiler, the editors of DOG FANCY® magazine have put together this Smart Owner's Guide®, the first breed series to offer online support to new Rottweiler owners.

From the expert advice found within the pages of this book to a free online clubs created just for Rottweiler owners-Club Rottie™-you'll be armed with all the tools necessary to be a smart and loving Rottweiler owner. Club Rottie™ is supported by DOG FANCY and

Dog Fancy is the most widely read dog magazine in the world and has been helping dog owners for more than forty years., the website for dog lovers, has more than 20,000 online pages devoted to all things dog.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593787936
Publisher: CompanionHouse Books
Publication date: 07/17/2012
Series: Smart Owner's Guide
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 607,263
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

A California native and expert writer, Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz worked as a columnist for the Ventura County Star and the American Kennel Club Gazette for 12 years. She is also an active member of The American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Dog Writers’ Association of America and the Independent Writers of Southern California. She specializes in pet, health and nutrition literature, and has written 11 dog books up to date.

Table of Contents

K9 Expert Education 4

Protector and Pal 6

The Rottie Rundown 20

A Working Heritage 22

A Rottie in the Family 34

Ready for Your Rottie 48

House-Train Your Rottie 60

Get to Know Your Vet 72

Rottweiler Health 82

Feeding for Life 96

A Beauty in Black 110

Time to Train 124

Problem-Solving Tips 138

Rotties in Action 154

Resources 166

Index 174

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