Rottweiler
Rottweiler
Size
Large/Giant
Height
Males – 24 to 27 inches at the withersFemales – 22 to 25 inches at the withers
Weight
Males – 95 to 130 poundsFemales – 84 to 115 pounds
Coat
Short
Color
Black with rust to mahogany markings
Energy
Medium
Activities
Herding, Obedience, Tracking, Police Work, Therapy

A descendent of Roman drover dogs, the Rottweiler was selectively bred by the Germans for his herding and guarding instincts. Calm, confident and courageous with great intelligence and a willingness to work, the Rottweiler loves people but does not welcome strangers without proper introduction. Rottweilers need obedience training and socialization as well as daily exercise. Their coats require minimal grooming.

Did you know?

The Rottweiler’s name was derived from a German town, das Rote Wil.

Training Rottweilers

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