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Old 04-04-2007, 10:55 PM
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Default Which one is the best?


I need help which one is the best dog to choose

Rottweiler Vs Boxer ?

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Old 04-04-2007, 11:31 PM
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Well, neither is the 'best', but one may suit your lifestyle better.

Tell us about your house, activity level, shedding preferences, dog experience...


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Old 04-04-2007, 11:42 PM
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i stay at normal village area and i need one of this dog to be my best friends for our family
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:32 AM
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Well.. what is your family like? How much exercise can you give a dog? Are you experienced with training dogs?

What are you looking for *in* a dog, besides just a Boxer or Rott?
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:02 AM
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As has been said...neither is better than the other. They're just different. Both breeds have very different temperaments and needs.
Boxers, for example, needs a lot of exercise, whereas Rottweilers (although active) don't need anywhere near as much.

You need to be very specific when asking yourself what you want in a dog.
How much exercise (and what type of exercise) are you willing to give it?
How much grooming (that doesn't just mean brushing the coat...that includes nail clipping, teeth brushing, wrinkle cleaning etc...)?
How much socialisation and training are you willing to give it? If you get a more protective breed you need to give it a lot more training and socialisation in order to make it a good member of society.
Where will the dog live? Will it be inside most of the time, with access to a yard? Will it be an entirely indoor dog (perhaps in an apartment)? Will it live outside? Will the yard be fenced? Will you have a dog run for it instead?
How much money on vet care are you willing to devote? (some breeds are more prone to health problems than others...Boxers, for example, have a high incidence of cancer in the breed).

Write down a list of all the things you expect of your perfect dog and then try to find one that matches that list. You can't mould a dog to fit you, you have to find one that already fit in the first place.

Good luck on your search though. You may find a different breed suits you never know. At the very least you'll be able to figure out if a Boxer or Rottweiler better suits you.


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Old 04-05-2007, 01:27 AM
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Of the 2 I would go with a rottie.
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:57 AM
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That totally depends on what you are looking for in a dog. Like already asked;
How much exercise will your provide for a dog?
Do you already have a dog?
Is this your first dog?
What other pets do you have in your house?
How experienced are you with training?
How do you feel about shedding and grooming?
How long are you gone during the day?
Do you have children?
Are you a fairly active person?

Can you elaborate in why you are looking at these breeds and what you expect in a dog?
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:35 AM
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I've seen good ones and bad ones in both breeds .
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:31 PM
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Tough question....for me it is easy, The Rottie... I love them.

But everyone is different. Boxers are great too but Rotties match me better; Boxers might match you better.

I would visit some rescues for both breeds and see what you think.

If it is a tie...I would go with the Rottie because they are in more need of quality homes and they are the second most abused breed (IMHO).
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