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Breed Attributes


Breed group: Working    Type: Pure Breed    Talent: , , , , , , ,


Size: Large     Weight:     Fur length: Short    Ears: Flappy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: Black & Brown


Life Expectancy: About 10 – 12 years    Rarity: Common    Availability: Easily available    Climate: Good for every climate.

Breed Details


The Rottweiler is probably descended from the Italian Mastiff known for watching over the cattle the Roman legions needed for provisions. In the middle ages, the Rottweiler breed was developed in the German town of Rottweil in Wurttemberg as a guard and herd dog.

Practically extinct in the 1800?s, he made a wonderful comeback in the early twentieth century due to the efforts of breeders in Stuttgart. The Rottweiler is a medium to large dog with a massive and powerful body, naturally protective and devoted to their owner and family.


The Rottweiler coat is black with clearly defined tan markings that range from rust to mahogany on the cheeks, muzzle, chest, legs, and over both eyes.


The Rottweiler outer coat is straight, coarse, dense, mid-length and flat while the undercoat is soft and thighs.


A well train Rottweiler can do extremely well in a family environment, however he is very territorial and protective and can be intimidating at times. He can be aggressive with other dogs, cats, household pets and with people he doesn't know, so, early socialization and training is absolutely essential for this breed. The Rottweiler has a working dog need to be stimulated and a job to do to be happy, whether it is fetching a ball, hauling a cart, guarding something or retrieving the newspaper. The Rotties thrives with affection and attention from its family but he tends to be a one person dog.


This Rottweiler is susceptible to ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament), bloat, progressive spinal cord disorder, entropionRottweiler from working dog group and hip dysplasia. Also they are sensitive to Parvo virus. The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming, brush with a firm bristle brush and bathes only when necessary (Bathing too often will remove the natural oils from the coat). The Rottweiler is a medium shedder.


Quick to learn and eager to please the Rottie is an outstanding guard dog with a self assured and fearless temperament. The Rottweiler requires a firm and careful training and an experienced owner who can handle this powerful breed. They have proven their worth in police/military work, competitive obedience, schutzhund and do well in a variety of things such as tracking, herding, watch dogging and carting.


The Rottweiler will do okay in an apartment life if it is sufficiently exercised. They aren't really active indoors, so they need up to three long walks daily, they also loves swimming and running freely in the woods (only if a free from public place can be identified).

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