Lifespan: 8 – 10 years
Origin: Germany
Temperament: Steady, Good-natured, Fearless, Devoted, Alert, Obedient, Confident, Self-assured, Calm, Courageous
Height: Female: 56–63 cm, Male: 61–69 cm
Weight: Female: 35–48 kg, Male: 50–60 kg
Colors: Black, Blue, Tan, Mahogany

Nature and character

It is the Rottweiler an unsophisticated and probably often wrongly discredited dog breed. The Rottweiler in itself is a very intrepid and self-confident dog, who represents an ideal working dog by his attentive and at work very dedicated being, which is why he is often used in the police service. 

In addition to his nervous strength of the Rottweiler but also has a very strong protective drive, which makes it enormously important to train this dog consistently and sensitively and socialize him well. In the right hands, every Rottweiler is an enrichment and fits obediently, friendly and peaceful into his, also rich in children, family.

Activities with the Rottweiler

The primitive race of the Rottweilers is due to their versatile properties used in a very wide range. It is extremely important how the dog is handled beyond its socialization phase. A consistently and lovingly educated animal is extremely good as an obedient family member to integrate. In addition, it is very important to offer the Rottweiler, as a very active and with a strong personality dog, a demanding job.

Due to his leadership, high stamina and agility he is well suited for a dog sport like obedience. These qualities combined with other features, such as the high protection instinct, his strong nerves and self-confidence, make him a very good working dog for the police and the military. In addition to its use there, the imposing Rottweiler is also used in the private sector as a protective and watchdog for persons or house and yard.

Origin & History

The Rottweiler is a very old dog breed, which accompanied already 2000 years ago as a watchful working dog Roman legions. Originally, this breed was bred to drive and herding cattle. The livestock was until the 19th century in the scope of butchers. So it came about that the name "Rottweiler Metzgerhund" established itself in the city of Rottweil, an original trading center of the livestock trade. The name has survived until today, although the Rottweiler is now often used as a working dog of the police and enjoys great popularity as a vigilant family member.

Racial features Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is a dog with a stocky-compact, stately appearance. According to standard dogs reach a body weight of up to 50 kg, the bitch can be up to 42 kg. The height at the withers is 68 cm for males and 63 cm for females.

The coat, consisting of top coat and undercoat, is always short, dense and tight at Rottweilern. The basic color is black, interrupted by reddish-brown marks on eyes, catch, neck bottom, chest, runs, cheeks as well as the lower tail root. His spacious wide chest, combined with a tight, straight back and harmoniously trotting limbs give the strong, well muscled dog an impressive, stately appearance.

This is underlined by its moderately long, with medium-sized and triangular ears provided, broad head with strong jaws. Naturally, the Rottweiler has a medium-length, in a straight line attaching hanging in the dormant state rod. Overall, his well-proportioned shape suggests a great deal of strength, maneuverability and endurance.

Rottweiler race characteristics

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