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documentaries on YouTube. (dog barking) (light music) – My name’s Loren Chiever. I live in Colton, California. I’ve had Rottweilers for 32 years. I’ve been involved in
conformation, Schutzhund, obedience, tracking,
just general things to do with the dogs. Over the 32 years, we’ve
raised 15 Rottweilers from puppies to adulthood, and they lived their whole life here. The end kennel, that’s our tomato garden. We build a kennel so we can
keep tomatoes in the garden, to keep the dogs out of them. Nitro, you’re okay. They’re a strong breed. They’re easy to live with at home. When I first got involved with them, there weren’t very many, so it was a rare breed. It took us six months
from the time we decided we wanted a Rottweiler until
we found the first litter of puppies that we could look at, and they were just an
attractive, different breed. And that’s what attracted us to them. 1984 was when we got our first dog. The biggest thing I love about the dogs is they’re independent,
but they’re trainable. They have a different personality than a lot of dogs. They can be left alone, and they can be a pest and
be right beside you too. They’re just a good all round family dog as well as a dog that you
can do any sport you want to with them, and you can
participate in conformation shows all with the same dog. Their original purpose,
they were a herding dog that the ranchers used to
herd cattle to the market. And then they were a protection dog that they put the bag of
money around the dog’s neck and went back home with the
dog protecting the money. That was their main purpose. Their use now, some are
mostly used for family dogs. They can be used as a guard dog. A few police departments use them, but they’re a little too hard, too tough for most police departments, but they’re just a good all round dog. People herd with them still. My pets are basically house pets. They go for a walk, not often. I’m getting too old to
go walking everyday, but we do walk with them. We take them to dog shows. We do conformation, and
they’re just a good, easy to live with house pet. My first thing that I did
with my dogs was Schutzhund, which is the basic training
that police dogs get. They do tracking, obedience,
and protection work, and it’s a competition. The Schutzhund dogs do it for sport. It’s not to make them vicious dogs, but it’s a competition
where you’re competing with your training. You’re not competing against another dog. You’re competing against your own training and against a score. And it’s a time consuming sport. You have to go tracking
a couple of days a week. Get up in the morning and
go out while it’s cool. You do obedience four or five days a week, and you train with a club
a couple of days a week to do protection work. I’ve also done AKC obedience, where it’s mostly training. Something you do 15, 20 minutes a day of training with the dogs. Conformation, after they’ve once learned how to do it, you can go to a dog show, and they remember. You don’t have to train as hard, and it’s just a fun competition and to get a champion is
a prestige for the owner. It doesn’t mean anything to the dog, but it does to us. We had three litters in the early ’90s, and we had hard times
finding good homes for them, and the biggest thing
when we sold a puppy, we were responsible for it for the rest of its life. And nothing was more
depressing than a good home that we thought deserved
a nice Rottweiler puppy, and due to a divorce, they brought a puppy back to
us when it was 18 months old, a male, he weighed less than 50 pounds, had sores all over him, and to think that we had produced that, and we chose the home, and
for him to suffer like that just made us decide it wasn’t
worth it to breed again. I wouldn’t recommend a Rottweiler to a senior citizen, particularly
not as their first dog. If you’ve grown up with them and have adapted to them, then you’re ready for it. But the cute little 20 pound
puppy that you bring home, they gain two pounds a week, and in a year, they’re
104 pound male Rottweiler, and it’s an awful lot for a senior citizen that’s not experienced
with dogs to handle. (toy squeaking) When we first started in the dogs, we were both in our early 40s, and it was fun to do all
the things that we did. We were involved in clubs, and as you get older, you slow down, and the dogs don’t slow down. They still have the same energy, but you adapt your way of life to what the dogs are. Now our dogs are companions
that sit on the couch with us and watch TV. They’re in the house eating with us, being general pets
instead of being trained. And the biggest problem with a Rottweiler is their energy level
sometimes doesn’t work with older people. They dart out the door. They can knock your
legs out from under you. And you have to be careful, and that’s why you have
to adapt your way of life to what the dogs are. Okay, that’s enough. Come on, you idiot. Come on, it’s time to go. Let’s go. Out. – Yeah, that’s right. – Come on. – [Boy] They had at this. – Thank you. This is Marley. She’s a four year old female. Her parents are from Serbia. She was born here in the United States, so she has a docked tail. If she had been born in Serbia, she would’ve had a natural tail. She’s an AKC champion. She won both shows last weekend. The biggest thing that we’ve done is we’ve got gates in the house to keep the dogs in an
area when we have company. We adapt to make sure that
we’re touching the wall or have balance so they
don’t knock your legs out from under you. They’re a big dog. My males weigh 100 pounds
to 115, maybe 120 pounds. The females weigh about 80, 85 pounds. And if they hit you in
the back of the knees, they can knock you down. And as you get older, you
don’t have the balance that you had when you’re younger, so you just adapt and make sure that you have something to hold on to when the dogs are around. This is Sam. He’s a six year old male. He weighs about 100 pounds. He’s an AKC champion also. This one is very dark in the face. It’s incorrect as far as show dogs. As he gets older, his
markings are going away. Sam, look. He has correct eyes and the rest, but the dark markings go
against him in the shows. We don’t go on vacation
because we have too many dogs, and it costs too much money to put them in a boarding kennel, so if they can’t go with us, we don’t go. That’s why we have a van, and it also makes it where if we have to, for some reason if we had an emergency and had to leave, we’re set up where we can take the dogs and leave the property and have the dogs in our car with us. I have the van set up
with crates in the back for two dogs that are there. And we can put two in the other seats, or actually we have a
Staffordshire bull terrier too, and he’d be riding in the
front seat in our lap, but we just keep, there’s water in the van at all times, there’s
food, and it’s ready to go in case we have an emergency. I live in a middle class neighborhood. Everybody has a dog. Most of the people have
their front yard fenced with wrought iron fences, but a good many of the
dogs in the neighborhood are small terriers and
particularly chihuahuas, and they get out, they
come through the fence. There’s dogs getting run
over in the neighborhood because people are not responsible for taking care of their dogs. That’s why we have set up where our dogs can’t get out on the street. We don’t want them to get run over, and we don’t want a quarantine sign in front of our house
where it’s bit somebody. We have a pit bull down the street that the people, their front yard fence is not tall enough. The dog jumped over the fence and bit a lady here just
a couple of weeks ago. Their dog is quarantined because they don’t take the
steps to keep their dog safe. That’s why we’ve spent
over $20,000 on fence around my property to make
sure my dogs stay safe and that people that walk down the street are safe also. We feel it’s our responsibility to protect our dogs from anything that can come into their
property and bother them, and to also protect anybody
walking down the street so that my dogs don’t interfere with what they’re doing. So we have a wrought iron
fence around the front yard that we had the slats put closer together so that dogs can’t come into the yard and have a problem. We have, in the side yard,
we have separate fence where our gas meter is. The gas company has a key that they can come in the gate, and they can read the meter, but it keeps them safe when
they have to read the meter. In the other part of the backyard, we have a separate area where our air conditioner
is fenced off separate because Rottweilers chew, and we’ve had them in the
past chew up the wires and the copper tubing
on the air conditioner, so we’ve got fence around
that to protect them from the air conditioner and so that we can stay cool. Then the backyard, we have a
six foot block wall around it. One of my male Rottweilers jumps up on it and hooks his elbows over it, and he surveys the neighborhood. So to keep him from going over it, we’ve got 18 inches more wrought iron on top of the fence to make it safe for him and to make it safe for my
neighbors and their kids also. Rottweilers don’t do
very well in the heat. They have a dog room when they’re loose, and it has an access to the backyard, so they can take care of their business, but basically, they’re in the house. Everybody wants 13 acres of property so the dogs can run, but we just need a bigger house because they live in the house. We feed premium dog
food and raw meat also. They get two cups of kibble a day, two eight ounce measuring cups, not coffee cups, and one cup of raw meat. We feed beef, pork, chicken, anything that we can find
cheap at the market and grind. I have a grinder, and we
grind it for the dogs. Rottweilers are terrible at overeating. They can get fat. That’s why you hear the stories of the 200 pound Rottweiler. He’s not a healthy Rottweiler. He just has been fed everything he wants, and he weighs 200 pounds. To maintain the weight on my dogs, they eat two cups of kibble and one cup of meat a day, and they’re fed one time a day. They’re fed at night because
if I feed them in the morning, we do most of our dog showing and our exercise stuff
early in the morning, and I don’t want the dogs doing that on a full stomach because of bloat. And bloat happens from
overeating and exercising after eating along with
other genetic problems that cause it too, but by
feeding our dogs in the evening, they eat and then they’re read
to go to bed shortly after, and we’ve had them for 30 years and never had a bloat
problem by doing it that way. We not only feed our dogs a
grain free premium dog food and raw meat, but for our treats, we use Evolve. It’s a grain free, corn free, soy free, with the number one
ingredient real chicken. We use it for treats when we’re training and for rewards when they do what we want them to do. (rooster crowing) Usually they get up around
seven in the morning, and 10, 10:30 at night is bedtime. And they all have a separate
crate, their separate area. And they’re crated at night to keep them from getting in trouble and to protect them from
chewing up stuff in the house. With big dogs, you have
to make accommodations for them in the house. We don’t have a coffee table because if anything gets
set on the coffee table, it gets knocked off. Lamps, we don’t have expensive lamps because they bump the table, and everything crashes. The TV’s bolted down because
if they run into the table, they knock the TV off. You make accommodations for it. We have a dog room. The only thing that’s in it is the freezer that we keep their meat in, and there’s no furniture in there because they do eat furniture. They do tear up the pads. We’ve had them break the
backs off of the couch running and jumping on it. When you have a big dog
and have them in the house, they do damage. They’ve eaten holes in the wall, pulled the insulation out. They can be destructive. It’s a breed that’s not for everybody. It’s for somebody that
wants to take responsibility for their dogs, that is
prepared to handle a big dog that is a bit intimidating, and you have to be responsible for taking care of your dog and protecting your dog from itself. I appreciate the opportunity
to talk about Rottweilers. They’ve been my passion for 32 years. I love the breed. I think they’re a great family pet. My grandkids play with them. I have a 10 year old granddaughter that when she comes down, she takes my dogs out in the yard and does obedience with them, and she teaches my dogs more than I do. They’re a great family pet if you take care of them. You have to be responsible
to own the breed, and I just think that
they’re misunderstood. They have a lot of bad reputation, but I think a lot of it is bad owners that don’t take responsibility
for what they have. (soft piano music)

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  1. I world love to sit down on cough with this gentleman to tell me about rotts. great documentary. Thank you sir.

  2. Sounds like this guy isn’t doing the proper training and exercise if the dogs doing all that, and if he is then get a dog behavioralist.

  3. When I was younger I had pit bulls, dobermans, giant snauzer's. I have had German Rotweillers for the last 35 years and would NEVER EVER own any other breed. They are very LOYAL and VERY Protective and best of all they are my BEST friend's…To me ROTT'S RULE.

  4. Bear is nearly 3. As a younger dog we were concerned she was too "soft", not aggressive and therefore unable to defend us, herself or the home. Wrong. Now she is mature and has filled out, feels a part of our family, comfortable around the home and our guests, she has demonstrated her ability to warn defend and attack any REAL threats.

  5. Acquired my first Rotti in 1982 when they were virtually an  unknown breed in North America. Well described. Well done! If you care about animals and are willing to devote the time, Rottweilers are among the Best of all breeds to own – but only IF you will respect them and care for them properly – meaning that they are not a status symbol, but a member of the family requiring your time and care.

  6. I knew if my rottie had puppies I would just keep them all, not being able to make sure they are happy and healthy. We don't have a big house so one rottie is fine but seven in the same place is a little bit too much 🙂

  7. A lot of people say that Rottweilers are “dangerous” but they’re not they’re caring and loyal, I have a Rottweiler and at first I was scared because of everything people said but I’m glad I didn’t listen to them

  8. my house got broken into and my dog is a black lab mixed w german shepard but didn’t do anything to the bulgarier’s but bark, i am going to be getting a rottweiler but i want it to be a nice well behaved dog but very home protective, will it work?

  9. I've had two Rottweilers…they were not high maintenance…BUT they got plenty of exercise and affection and training… his yard looks like a prison but that could be the neighborhood… both of mine were inside dogs and great with kids and small dogs…and weary of strangers as they should be.

  10. Or takes the responsiblity to train your dog and raise it correctly so it doesn't want to bite someone. My pitbull service dog has never bit anything but a toy or bone. Strangers that break in, I don't know but strangers that come near me he would rather be loved by the person then being aggressive. He has a high level of training. He can be let off leash and he never goes far from me unless he is getting his toy but has amazing recall. He is a loving, amazing dog. Instead of having a high fense, teach your dog to not dart out the door or jump the fense. It doesn't take a lot. Some constant and consistant 5 min training sessions a day and you can train a very reliable recall. Train to not go out the door until allowed and to stay within a certian area until allowed. You can have a dog in a non-fensed yard and have that dog stay within the yard no matter what. All it takes is training. You can train to any distraction. Yes, it is good to have a fense however, saying it's because they didn't have a high enough fense is a bit misplaced. Yes, it's irresponsible owners but due to lack of training and lack of socialozation and not lack of responsibility to not have a high enough fense. I live in an apartment with a pibull (who is a service dog) so I have no fense and no ability to have a fense. He is ran daily off leash. How? Training!

  11. I LOVE rottweilers!!! I've had the pleasure of owning 3. My first was a retired police drug sniffing Rottie and the 2nd was a male puppy and 3rd was a rescue. They all three were wonderful pets, very devoted and dedicated. I can say when I walked them, we were given a wide berth. They never tried to attack anyone though unless you came inside the fenced property uninvited. Like you said, they are very intimidating. They can stare a hole through you. My rescue Rottie was a talker. She tried her best to communicate with me by moving her mouth and making throat and tongue sounds. It was funny, but I NEVER laughed at her. I miss them terribly!! I now have a pitweiler, part pit bull and part rottweiler. He has many Rottweiler characteristics, like staring a hole through you. He's VERY smart and easily trained. He is also very intimidating, weighing 115 pounds and very muscular!!

  12. Does this man know his history of the Rottweiler??? It's a German dog. It was used a lot during WW2 as a guard dog but also as an attack dog. It would be deployed at night because of it's black coat as well as being extremely powerful.

  13. Sve ste tačno rekli! Oni su divni i traže jakog i dominantnog vlasnika. Odličan video. Uživala sam. Pozdrav iz Srbije!

  14. I have 2 Rottweilers and they are angels great dogs who have never hurt anyone or anything well trained lovable companions

  15. I grew up with Rottweilers and my four dogs have been a German shepherd named Sadey, and a Rottweiler named Zeus, and they passed away. So my dad got two more named roxey and Odin. I have had Rottweilers for pets for my hole life. (I think sams black mark on his snout is cool)

  16. Funny, I have had rotties for 15 years and none of mine chew up my house. My wife is a trainer so maybe that's it.

  17. I honestly hate when people say “independent dog” what does that even mean. This has been said about my border collie and now my rottie i lost before last Xmas.

  18. Sorry another note my rottie liked to be active and playful. It doesn’t last long lol. Atleast for my rottie. =D I miss her with all my heart.

  19. I Was on autoplay and when I heard the "Living with rottweiler" intro.. I thought I was listening to troom troom.

  20. Dog is mans best friend but man is NOT his best friend. I know this for a fact because I own property next to an animal shelter and I see people dump their dogs there everyday. So much for loyalty. smh.

  21. man there is no way in hell i would ever let my rott (have owned three) jump up on couches or beds. i go to my sister-in-laws house and her two pits f'n run buckwild all over the couches, knocking over tables and shit. i'd be beating those dogs asses into next tuesday. but hey, each to their own i guess. it's all in the training.

    and relax you snowflakes- no i don't beat my dog. he was trained properly. well one time we had a moment when he was younger and tried to test me. we had that come-to-Jesus talk and that basically handled that situation.

  22. Mine was 180 i fed him raw chickens, back then he eat whole chicken per day and dry food and whatever we gave him from our plates, now he eats only whole chicken per day or half if we share take away with him 🙂 and keeps him 145 pounds but mine is way taller than any of them in a video

  23. When you are too old to walk your dog then don't get one! Period! Rottweilers are used as police dogs, in the military and also as mountain rescue dogs. They look a lot better with their tail and in Germany, the home of Rottweilers, people know it is animal cruelty to crop ears and cut tails … therefore it is prohibited by law. Rottweilers have nothing in common with herding dogs. They are very protective.

  24. You really have to be mentally unstable to own a vicious creature like this. Why would anyone want to own one of these in a residential area. Why don’t you talk about all the kids who have had their faces ripped apart by these satanic beasts. These and pit bulls should be banned from the planet.

  25. 7:12 I bet when them women are walking their dogs their probably like : yea badguys try f*ckin with me now I dare ya lmao!

  26. Youtube viewers: This guys must have the safest house in America.

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  27. That’s the bark I want strangers to hear when I’m home alone. It’s exactly what I need for the solar power guy who’s a pushy, rude mofo who won’t go away & simply keeps returning all week when I don’t answer the door. I think that bark could be enough to stop this predatory soliciting madness I’m dealing with!

  28. I’ve had rotties since 1986.Never had a problem with my dogs.You must be the alpha or they will and that’s when you get problems.We start our dogs when puppies on beef/bison marrow bones during teething and continue through out their lifetime.We’ve never had chewing issues,which is caused from stress and the bones keep their teeth extremely clean and white.The behavior this guy is talking about is bad behavior.He’s got a pack order problem.

  29. My Grandpa once woke up to his end table flying across the living room with his Rottweilers head stuck inside the magazine holder.

  30. I have 2 in the house. My male is 130lbs and the female is 90lbs. The only problem is, they both still think they're puppy sized lapdogs.

  31. I have once in my childhood had a rotweiler but he died early because of some disease but the little puppy was so smart it was like 3 months old he understood the principle of me kicking the ball and played with me. I have been dreaming about a rotweiler ever since but my family says its too agressive i would take care of him tho

  32. They say you should stare at them in the eyes when they stare at you, but not in a threatening way so that you bond better with them. I did this with my grand parent's rottweiler when I was 6, the dam thing wanted to break the glass and kill me. So I'll never try that again.

  33. Important question, I heard another youtuber repeated call them Guardian dogs, not Guard dogs. I always thought they were Guard dogs. There is a difference between the two terms, so are Rotties Guard or Guardian?

  34. I’m glad you put this up. I was looking into a Rottweiler and he brought up some key points I wouldn’t be able to accommodate for that kind of dog. Thanks for posting informative videos ♥️

  35. They are keep their dogs outside too long. No wonder they chewed his AC….he's a bad Rottie owner. Bloat comes from tall dogs eating and drinking food in bowls on the floor. Everything this man says is ridiculous. I don't believe he trained ONE of them. His dogs are out of control. Rottweilers are great dogs if they have a great pet parent. He's irresponsible. His passion of 32 years needs to end today. My dog is a 2 year old abused rescue. Trained her…she loves the cats and my roommates Chihuahuas. Of course they loooove kids. He needs a reality check. He has ZERO control if his house is destroyed by dogs.

  36. He makess them seem like they're so destructive annd dangerous.. he just has too many dogs.. my rotty is an giant angel and everyone I've met is the same.

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