I was debating how to word the title for this post because many people seem to think it rather unpleasant to have their faces licked by a dog. That said, if you like Rottweilers, and many people do, and if you are fortunate to own a Rottweiler, and many people do, then you already know that a friendly Rottweiler likes to show his love by giving you (and everyone else) face licks. We like to call them kisses. Of the six Rotties we have owned since 1995, three have been male and three female, the males seem to be the most affectionate as far as the kissing goes. My first male Rottie got the nickname The Babe Magnet for his ability to attract women of all ages and shower them with kisses. Here he is, Nikko Bear.
And here is Nikko and his friend Dianna who used to work at our Vet's office several years ago. Nikko Bear went to the bridge in 2004. Nikko was an 4 year old adult Rottweiler when we adopted him. He had previously lived in two other homes. In spite of the personal problems his previous owners had they all made the effort to find him a new home so that someone would care for him. It wasn't long after Neek arrived here in Kentucky that he stole our hearts. Rottweilers have a keen ability to adapt to new homes and when their new surroundings are filled with love they respond to it by giving their love in return.
And here is a picture of our 3 year old baby Rottweiler, Ruff, who has carried the reputation of Babe Magnet to the farthest extremes. The pictures that follow are just a few examples of how much enthusiasm Ruff puts into his kisses. We took all three Rotts to Petsmart today and as soon as we got in the door Ruff was visiting the two ladies working the check out counters. This is a wonderful store that really puts the dogs who bring their humans in to shop first. Before we left Ruff had gotten several more hugs and kisses from his old friends.
Of all the Rottweilers we have owned, Ruff is the only one we purchased from a breeder. Nikko, Felony, Sassy and Axl were rescued and Mocha was a gift from my daughter.
And I'm sure my baby Rottweiler, Ruff, loves me the most.