Rottweilers are one of the most aggressive dog breeds that you can find out there. Due to the same reason, most people wonder whether it is possible to use rottweilers as police dogs. However, we don’t see them being used as police dogs at all. Here are the reasons on why they are not being used as police dogs.

Why aren’t rottweilers used as police dogs?

By nature, Rottweilers don’t have the qualities to be police dogs. That’s because they are built in a different way when compared to police dogs. Even though they are very muscular, they will not be able to run fast as other dogs.

On the other hand, rottweilers tend to have a shorter lifespan as well. Due to the same reason, it is not worth thinking about getting one as a police dog.


1. Rottweilers are built differently than other police dogs

If you already own a Rottweiler, you’re well aware that they’re big dogs. Males may weigh around 140 pounds when fully mature. Rottweilers are quite muscular when they’re in excellent form.

Rottweilers can’t run as quickly as German Shepherds because of their large bodies and thick bone structure; they can only do approximately 25 miles per hour, but German Shepherds can go up to 30 miles per hour.

They may not be as agile or have the same endurance levels as other search dogs on the force due to their big size. Rottweilers are also among the canines with the deadliest bites. If they’re given the order to tear down a suspect as police dogs, this may be an issue. A Rottweiler bite might do a lot more harm than it’s supposed to.

2. Rottweilers are not capable of identifying threats effectively

Although Rottweilers have good noses and may be taught to look for certain scents, they may not be quite as accurate as other dogs. When it pertains to smelling out narcotics, explosives, or even humans, German Shepherds are the undisputed champions.
The sense of smell in dogs is extraordinary. They have about 300 million scent receptors on average compared to just 5 million in humans, making them a tremendous asset for their nostrils. Because police dogs’ noses are perhaps their most important sense, a poor sense of smell might be an issue for our Rottweilers in training.

3. Rottweilers have a shorter life expectancy

Rottweilers have a somewhat short lifetime when contrasted to other breeds, even those in the same size range, ranging from 7 to 9 years. Police dogs are often trained under the age of three and work till they are 11 or 12 years old.
Rottweilers, on the other hand, would most certainly have to resign as a working dog before reaching that age. Training a police dog is taking more time and costly, thus it’s more cost-effective to train dogs who can work for longer periods of time. Rottweilers also take a bit more time than other breeds to mature.

A fair rule of thumb is that the bigger the dog breed, the longer it takes for it to completely develop. All dogs must go through specific phases of growth. For Rottweiler, a delay in those phases might entail a lag in training.

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4. Rottweiler have a bad reputation

It’s no secret that Rottweilers have earned a reputation as the bad boys among dog breeds throughout the years. They’ve been accused of being too aggressive, having erratic temperaments, and having nasty attitudes. Rottweilers have unfortunately been bred or used as fighting dogs in the past, which may add to the negative public perception.

They will grow up to be one of the most loyal, courageous, and kind-hearted animals you could own provided you care for their requirements, teach them effectively from a young age, and expose them to new circumstances cautiously.

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Final thought: Why Aren’t Rottweilers Used As Police Dogs?

It’s because rottweilers don’t have the qualities to be police dogs.

They are built in a different way when compared to police dogs.

Even though they are very muscular, so, they will not be able to run fast as other dogs.

 Rottweilers tend to have a shorter lifespan.

So, due to these reasons here it is not worth thinking about getting one as a police dog.


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