Rottweiler Breed Information and Photos

The independent and strong-willed nature of these dogs require firm training starting at an early age. Although this breed is very loyal to family, it should always be supervised when around small children. This page contains Rottweiler breed information and photos.

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Rottie at the beach.Breed Description: Rottweilers are large, powerful dogs with a substantial build and equally great endurance and agility. They have a calm, self-assured expression and give the impression of great power, which they easily back up with their powerfully muscular bodies. Their devotion to family and strong territorial instinct makes them excellent guard dogs. Rottweilers are a loyal dog breed that when trained and handled properly, make good protectors and companions for the family.

Group: Working group.

Purpose of Breed: Driving cattle, guard dog

Country of Origin: Germany

Average Size: Dogs range from 24 inches to 27 inches and 95 to 135 pounds, and bitches range from 22 inches to 25 inches and 80 to 100 pounds.


Color(s): Typically black with well-defined tan or deep brown markings.

Coat Type: Rottweilers have a course, flat thick outer coat of medium length and an undercoat of fine hair.

Grooming: This breed is an average shedder and requires brushing only once or twice a week to maintain its sleek coat. Standard care is required for eyes, ears, pads and nails.

Exercise Needs: Rottweilers are an intelligent dog that needs frequent exercise and mental challenges to maintain their health and well-being. These dogs are very territorial and bred to be suspicious of strangers. They cannot discern between "brother or burglar," and should not be kept in a fenced area near foot traffic.

Temperament: The Rottweiler is a formidable guard dog, and when trained to protect it can be dangerous to intruders-both people and animals. The independent and strong-willed nature of this breed requires strong leadership on the part of the owner and firm training starting at an early age. Although this breed is loyal to family, it should always be supervised when around small children.


Common Ailments: Susceptible to bloat, parvo virus and hip dysplasia.

Life Expectancy: Averages 8-11 years.

Trivia: The Rottweiler was mobilized during the First World War to serve as an auxiliary to the German army.

More Information: American Rottweiler Club

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