About Rottweiler Dog
The Rottweiler has a muscular, massive, powerful body. The head is broad with a rounded forehead. The muzzle is well developed. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The wide nose is black. The lips are black and the inside of the mouth is dark. The medium-sized eyes are dark and almond shaped. The ears are triangular and carried forward. The tail is customarily docked. Rear dewclaws are often removed. The chest is broad and deep. The coat is short, hard and thick.
The Rottweiler is powerful, calm, trainable, courageous and devoted to its owner and family. Loyal and protective, it will defend its family. Serious, even-tempered, brave, confident and courageous, this breed needs an owner who is strong minded, calm, but firm and able to handle this dog’s massive size.
It is highly intelligent and can be trained for police and military use and competitive obedience for Dog Shows. Because of its size, training should begin when the dog is a small puppy. This breed needs a lot of leadership and socialization. It will not be happy confined to a kennel or backyard. Friends and relatives of the family are normally welcomed, but do not like to welcome strangers
Height & Weight
Height: Males 24 – 27 inches (61 – 69 cm) Females 22 – 25 inches (56 – 63 cm)
Weight: Males 95 – 130 pounds (43 – 59 kg) Females 85 – 115 pounds (38 – 52 kg)
This breed is susceptible to ACL damage. Prone to hip dysplasia. Also prone to entropion (narrowing of the slit between the eyelids). Tends to snore. Can overeat easily.
The Rottie will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. These dogs are relatively inactive indoors and a small yard will be sufficient.
10 – 12 years.
The smooth, glossy coat is easy to groom. Brush when needed and bathe only when necessary. This breed is an average shedder.
Mastiff, AKC Working
CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR, DRA, CRC, DRK, IRK, NAPR