Thinking about purchasing an Rottweiler? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Rottweiler breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Rottweiler owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Rottweiler and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Rottweiler Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Rottweiler and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
The Rottweiler is a medium-large, robust, powerful dog. Their build denotes great strength, agility and endurance. They are rather thickly built, with more muscular than lean features. The Rottweiler is a working dog, they are the happiest when there is a job to do whether it is herding, competing in obedience, tracking, search and rescue or retrieving the newspaper. They are an effective guard dog, but need firm handling and proper training. They are naturally very dominant animals, and need to be corrected even into their adulthood as to who is boss. Rottweilers will defend their family and property to the end, but do have a tendency to become loyal to one person. An inexperienced owner should not consider owning a Rottweiler. The normal Rottweiler is calm, courageous and hard working. They are affectionate with family and friends, but very wary of strangers and very unwelcoming of them. They respond well to kind but firm training, and are good at tracking if trained to do so. The Rottweiler makes a fine pet and exceptional guard if properly trained, socialized and cared for.
Type: Guardian Dog
Height: 23 - 27
with clearly defined tan or rust markings. Rust is always on the muzzle, top
of the neck, chest, insides of the legs and on the fronts of the legs,
as well as two dots on the eyebrows. They have the typical "Doberman" pattern.
are protective and determined. They are calm, courageous, hard working, and
affectionate with family. They are wary of strangers, and usually do not prefer
them. They are good guard dogs, excellent watch dogs and deterrents of strangers.
Rotties are strong-minded, dominant, and stubborn. They are trainable, but it
may be a challenge. However, they love to have a job or activity to do.
Watch-dog: Very High. Strangers
are not welcome.
Care and Exercise: Minimal grooming
of Rottweilers consists of brushing with a firm bristle brush or massaging their
coat with a damp towel. Bathe only when necessary. Rottweilers need plenty of
Activity: Indoors - Low.
Outdoors - High.
Rottweiler Health Issues: Elbow and hip dysplasia, eye problems kidney problems, and neurological disorders.
Life Span: 8 - 9 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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