|Other names||Rottie or Rott|
|Coat||Short double coat that's straight and coarse|
|Colors||Black with markings that are rust to mahogany|
The Rottweiler is a breed well known for its protective and domineering nature. It has often been used as a guard dog and for other such important roles. It has a stocky and muscular build. The Rottweiler breed has also been used to herd cattle in the past. In addition to its strong musculature, it is also capable of long bouts of endurance running.
The Rottweiler breed originated in Germany, but its popularity as a guard dog made it quickly spread around the world. The coat of the dog is distinctive since it has a coarse black set of fur. This allows people to readily identify the appearance of a Rottweiler dog.
Any owner that takes care of a Rottweiler will want to socialize it early on in its life. It will need to interact with other dogs and potential family members. The breed can be somewhat stubborn, but this can be curbed with proper training. It is a loyal breed of dog as well, which is an appealing trait to many owners out there. The dog is also very active, so owners need to make sure that it is getting a consistent amount of attention.
Despite media portrayal as an aggressive dog, Rottweilers are of average aggressiveness, but they are wary of strangers.
Stats & Characteristics
|Country of origin||Germany|
|Weight male||95-130 lbs|
|Weight female||85-115 lbs|
|Energy level||Medium energy|
|Affection level||Very affectionate|
|Protection ability||Very protective|
|Good with dogs||Friendly|
|Cold tolerance||Medium tolerance|
|Heat tolerance||Medium tolerance|
|Life span||8-11 years|