- AKC, CKC, UKC
- 22" - 27"
- 85-140 lbs.
- 10 years | Add yours
- Exercise Requirement
- Training Requirement
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- Breed Characteristics
The Rottweiler originated in Rottweil, Germany
Date Of Origin
This breed developed in the 1800's as we know it today however its ancestors date back over 2,000 years ago.
The rottweiler was developed as an all purpose working dog in the town of Rottweil. It is a descendant of Roman cattle dogs, but has been used as a military and police dog, cattle drover, search and rescue dog, guard and companion.
The rottweiler is a large, powerful, muscular, and deep chested dog that is slightly longer than it is tall. It has a broad head; short, broad muzzle; and short drop ears. The dark eyes are almond shaped and the nose is black. The tail is docked short and the short, smooth black coat has rust or mahogany markings.
This is a calm, courageous, hard working dog that is affectionate with family but wary with strangers.
It has been used as a herd dog and in police work, but above ass as a watchdog and body guard. It is also esteemed as a companion dog and is particularly affectionate with children.
Hip and elbow dysplasia, kidney problems, neurological disorder.
This breed does best with a dog-experienced owner in a rural or suburban home.
Show Sources & Contributors +
The Howell Book Of Dogs
Publisher: Wiley Publishing Inc, 2007
Author: Liz Palika
Publisher: BowTie Press, 2005
Authors: Kristin Meuh-Roe, Jarelle S. Stein
Simon & Schusters Guide to Dogs
Publisher: Simon & Schuster inc, 1980
Author: Elizabeth Meriwether Schuler
The New Encyclopedia of the Dog
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2000
Author: Bruce Fogle