Roxy is a beautiful Rottweiler mix who arrived to us from the local pound we work closely with. She seems to have settled into kennels well and has become accustomed to the daily routines. When she arrived to us, she was a little on the plump side, so she is currently on a diet to help her reduce her weight.
Roxy requires owners who have had experience in large, guarding breeds to help her with her training and working on her basic commands.
She is a very excitable girl who is always more than happy to meet new people and give them a cuddle and lots of kisses! She is a very friendly girl who is also very smart! She currently knows 'Sit', 'Paw', 'Down', 'Stay', 'Wait', 'Come', 'Go' and 'That way'. She is very impressive but she loves people a lot, so she doesn’t seem to listen to these commands when she is meeting people. She would require some extra training so she starts to listen to these commands when out and about with distractions.
Roxy has shown signs of guarding when she is eating. She allows her handlers to walk past or even sit next to her whilst eating but will become quite defensive if another dog walks past or is close by. She will growl at them and watch them like a hawk. Due to this behaviour, she would need to be the only dog in the home.
When mixing Roxy with other dogs, she doesn’t seem to like big excitable dogs or females. When she was mixed with a small excitable male, she played lovely. When she was mixed with an excitable big female, she became very overwhelmed, very quickly. Due to this behaviour, we would suggest she only mixes with male dogs when out for her walks. Roxy would also benefit from socialisation classes to help her feel more comfortable around different dogs.
In a loving and experienced home, Roxy would fit right in and could go very far in her training.