About the Breed

The Rottweiler is one of the most recognizable and beloved dog breeds around the world. This strong and loyal breed has a long history, appealing temperament and is easily trained, making it a great choice for many families. Read on to learn more about this special dog breed. History The Rottweiler was originally developed in Germany in the 18th century as a herding, guard and draft dog. The breed originated from drover dogs that were used to herd cattle to market; these dogs were known for their strength, loyalty, intelligence and versatility - all traits found in modern day Rottweilers. In the early 20th century the breed saw its popularity decline until it was re-discovered by enthusiasts who recognized its potential as a guard dog and family pet. Today they are one of the most popular working breeds in Europe and have been adopted into households around the world. Temperament The Rottweiler is an intelligent, dignified yet playful breed with an affectionate nature towards those they know well. They are alert and protective of their home environment but can be shy with strangers if not properly socialized when young. They need consistent training from an early age to ensure good manners when out in public or around other animals; this can also help reduce any signs of aggression which are common among un-socialized dogs of this breed. As such, they require owners that are willing to be firm but fair with training while providing plenty of love, attention and exercise all essential components for any happy, healthy canine companion! Ideal Owners This large, powerful breed requires owners who can handle them responsibly; they should have experience with larger breeds or working dogs as well as patience for proper training techniques that will help develop good habits early on in life. Despite their size and reputation as strong guard dogs they make loving family pets provided their needs are met on a daily basis; regular exercise (both physical & mental stimulation) is key for keeping these energetic pups happy & healthy! Healthy Weight The average weight range for adult male Rottweilers is between 110-130lbs while female adults typically weigh between 90-110lbs; however individual weights may vary depending on diet & lifestyle factors such as activity levels or age/sex differences etc.. It's important to keep an eye on your pup's weight & talk to your vet if you have any concerns about potential health issues related to body condition score (BCS). As per AKC guidelines: "a BCS between 5 & 7 out of 9 indicates best health". Important Health Checks The Rottweiler can suffer from some serious hereditary illnesses which should be monitored by your vet throughout their lifetime including hip dysplasia (HD), elbow dysplasia (ED), subvalvular aortic stenosis (SAS) & osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). Regular checkups will help determine whether your pup has any underlying medical issues that need addressing before they become more serious problems down the line these checkups should include blood tests, X-rays, joint palpation etc.. Additionally it's important not to forget routine vaccinations such as rabies shots which should be administered annually according to national laws/guidelines relevant for your area/country! The Rottweiler is an intelligent working dog that makes a loyal companion when provided with appropriate care & attention from experienced owners who understand its special needs including regular exercise, mental stimulation, health checks etc.. With patience & commitment this strong yet gentle giant will bring joy into any home fortunate enough to welcome one into their lives!

Healthy weight:

60-90 lbs

Recommended Food

Large breed dog food such as Royal Canin Golden Retriever or Hills Science Diet

Breed Colors

  • Black and Tan
  • Mahogany
  • Rusty Red
  • Tawny Brown

Ideal for owners that

  • Patience
  • Confidence
  • Consistency
  • Leadership
  • Dedication
  • Responsibility
  • Good Communication Skills

Health Considerations

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cherry Eye
  • Arthritis
  • Bloat
  • Heart Disease
  • Gastric Dilatation Volvulus
  • Allergies
  • Hypothyroidism

This breed may be cute, but these are some of their common health issues to be aware of.

Temperment & Skills


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