Posted by: Debbie | 2009/03/25


Is a neutered male dog usually as good with children as a spayed female? We have 3 children aged 3, 5-1/2, + 8. We would like 2 get a puppy prefarably a Rottweiler 2 grow up with them. However up till now there have only been males on offer. A friend suggested that we take a male pup + have him neutered. They have a spayed female Rottie + she' s excellent with the kids. I somehow just don' t trust a male dog with small children. Please advise.

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Dear Debbie

Chill gave good advice.

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Posted by: Chill | 2009/03/25

There should be no problem at all, if you get a temperamentally sound dog - ask around at your local Rottweiler club for names of reputable breeders.

If a pup grows up with kids, and the kids in turn learn how to deal with dogs, they' ll all have a marvellous time.

Do please take him to puppy school, once you get him - it' s very well worth your while, because it' ll ensure the pup is properly socialised and help to accustom him to the things he' ll have to get used to, without fear. You' ll also learn a lot!

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