Group 6: Utility
Height: 56 – 68 cm

Energy Level:  Moderate to high
Original Function: Working, guarding
Lifespan: 10 – 12 yrs

Recommended for: Active people & families.


About This Breed

The Rottweiler descended from the Asian mastiff family. In the town of Rottweil in southern Germany they were used to drive stock to and from market and farmers also used them to guard property. At one stage they were known as butcher dogs, as they were used to haul carts for the butchers and cattle dealers. Nowadays, these dogs are used by the police and by the army for defense purposes.

With firm but not harsh training from an early age these dogs make loyal loving companions. They are highly intelligent, and not a dog that enjoys being locked away, they would much rather be with and around their family.

General Characteristics

Appearance: The Rottweiler is a medium to large size, stalwart dog, neither heavy nor light and neither leggy or weedy. His correctly proportioned, compact and powerful build leads to the conclusion of great strength, agility and endurance.

Temperament: Behaviour and character. Being good natured, placid in basic disposition and fond of children, he is very devoted, obedient, biddable and eager to work. His appearance is natural and rustic, his behaviour self assured, steady and fearless. He reacts to his surroundings with great alertness.

Characteristics: Rottweiler breeders aim at a dog of abundant strength, black coated with clearly defined rich tan markings, whose powerful appearance does not lack nobility and which is exceptionally well suited to being a companion, service and working dog.

Colour: Black with Tan on designated areas.

Coat: Short & fine.

Grooming: The short coat is easy to look after, wash when needed and brush now and then.

Exercise: they love to work or exercise, they thrive on it, so make sure you can give them plenty of time to keep them active and happy.

Health: This breed is generally sound but some can suffer from hip and elbow dysplasia, and some eyes problems. 

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