The Rottweiler is one of Germany’s foremost and most popular working breeds. It’s mostly used as a guard dog and in police and security work across Europe. It comes from a combination of Molossus breeds, Roman Cattle Dogs, and the Bullenbeisser; its name comes from Rottweil, a town in Germany.

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The Rottweiler’s appearance displays boldness and courage inherent in the breed; its calm stare should show good humor and even temperament. This breed is self-assured and fearless, their mostly good-natured, not nervous, aggressive, or vicious. Although the breed is courageous by nature with natural guarding instincts, it needs proper training and careful handling. This is a breed that is compact and powerful in form. Its black coat has defined tan markings, including a spot over each eye, on the cheeks, and around each side of the muzzle.

Rottweiler Breed Facts

Energy levelWatchdog ability
Exercise requirementsProtection ability
PlayfulnessGrooming requirements
Affection levelCold tolerance
Friendliness toward dogsHeat tolerance
Friendliness toward other petsFriendliness toward strangers
Ease of training
two adorable Rottweiler puppies looking through a fence

Temperament: The Rottweiler’s personality ranges from affectionate to reserved, but this a calm, courageous, confident, self-assured, and loyal breed. These dogs have strong defensive and territorial characters, which make them outstanding watchdogs. Breed owners need to train and guide these protective instincts using positive methods to prevent them from becoming dominant and overbearing. Puppies should have extensive socialization and obedience training. They are also quiet, well-behaved companions and house dogs. Rotts are great with other pets, but only if socialized to them from a young age.

Grooming: Needs brushing weekly

Life expectancy: 9 -10 years

Rottweiler dog swimming in a pond with a stick in its mouth

Activity level: Modest. These dogs will need at least 2 vigorous 20-minute exercise sessions daily. Experts recommend that these workout sessions be with human interaction, oppose to just letting the Rott out in the yard to run on his own.

Size: Males—24–27 inches (0.69 meters), 95–135 pounds (61.23 kg); females—22–25 inches (0.64 meters), 80–100 pounds (ca. 45 kg)

Group: They recognize The Rottweiler as a member of the AKC and UK Working Group

Color: The Rottweiler is black with defined mahogany

Coat: The outer coat of the Rottweiler is coarse, dense, and flat; the undercoat is present on the neck and thighs only. However, the coat should not be wavy and should never be long.

To be a Rottweiler owner come with great responsibilities; therefore, it is important to find a reputable and trustworthy breeder.

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