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Dog Breed - Rottweiler



The Rottweiler originated from Germany and was bred to drive cattle or function as police, guard dogs and made impressive watchdogs.  They are consequently quite serious creatures, physically very strong, tough and hardy and thrive when kept outdoors.



If trained at obedience from an early age when it is still at that cuddly bear stage it will quickly grow into a calm, quiet presence in your home.  Not being particularly playful nor naturally destructive, this dog will thrive if it has a natural leader in the household as it does possess a natural inclination to dominate or even pick fights with other dogs.  It can be naturally suspicious of strangers and other dogs and consequently will not hesitate to leap to its master’s and family’s defense.



Height:  58-69cm (23-27in)

Weight: 41-50kg (90-110lb)

Group: Working Dogs 

These big, strong sturdy dogs sport a coarse, short, flat to the body coat and comes in the colour of black, with rust markings on cheeks, muzzle, above the eyes, chest, legs, and under the tail. 



Grooming for the Rottweiler is very minimal. Regular baths, clipping of its nails and a brush now and again, will keep this dog in tip top condition.


Life Expectancy

9 – 10 years



Hip and elbow dysphasia are very common so owners will come to expect that their dogs will limp unfortunately in some cases as early as only a few years of age.  The most saddening fact about this breed of dog is its very short life expectancy, which is the consequence of the highest incidence of malignant bone cancer of all the breeds.



These are quiet and reserved dogs and it can be difficult to know exactly what they are thinking.  They do need lots of exercise and work to do otherwise they become tense and moody and are, consequently not altogether safe to have around.  They are not particularly playful and they need to be with someone who has the time and patience to obedience train them.   

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Working Dogs: This group  includes more breeds than any other. These dogs were bred to do a variety of work from guarding, herding, pulling sleds and rescue for example. A few in this group include Border Collie, Boxer and Bullmastiff to mention a few.






Rottweiler Memorial in Rottweil, Germany






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