Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
- Scientific Name: Canis lupus familiaris
Recommended for: Families
Maintenance Level: Medium
Life Span: 8 – 10 years
Height: 61 – 69 cm
Weight: 50 and 60 kg
Temperament: Obedient, Devoted, Fearless, Courageous, Alert, Self-assured, Good-natured, Calm, Steady, Confident
Colors: Black, Tan, Mahogany
Rottweiler Breed Overview
The Rottweiler is courageous, loyal and very intelligent dog breed that is widely known for their devotion to owners, whom they will defend by any means necessary. They are also calm, courageous, confident dogs with a self-assured aloofness that will not indiscriminate any friendships.
They are famous for musculature build and unique coat colours. They were bred in the first place as herding dogs, but today, they are mostly used as a guard dog, guide dog, search & rescue and police dogs.
Rottweiler’s are loyal companions and not only made for work. Even though they were portrayed in media as dangerous dogs, their potential aggression means that owner didn’t know how to train them and socialize. You have to assert the position of pack leader from the young age, but in the same time, they are a laid-back and docile breed that is perfect playmates for children and other pets.
Rottweiler can reach up to 69 cm in height and 60 kg in weight.
Their life expectancy is approximately 10 years.
- Suitability for Children – Medium
- Tendency to Bark – Low
- Energy – High
- Suitability as a Guard Dog – High
- Grooming Requirements – Upto Once a Week
- Trimming Required – None
- Amount of hair shed – Little
- Food Cost – More than $20
- Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $97
Origins of Rottweiler
Most experts state that Rottweiler’s date back from the Roman Empire as a descendant of Roman drover dogs. During their conquests, Roman soldiers will take with them cattle in order to have fresh food. Rottweilers were used in order to herd the cattle and to guard them overnight.
During the first century, Romans took them to Germany, and since then they remained there and gained name after the town of Rottweil.
Rottweilers are calm, good-natured, obedient and loyal dogs that are eager to work. However, they are also alert dogs that were used as guard dogs. They want to show the dominance in order to test their position in the past and family. It is important to train them in order for the owner to achieve the status of pact leaders.
Common Rottweiler Conditions and Diseases
Parvovirus – Rottweilers can achieve parvovirus infection, which is contagious disease responsible for deaths of many young and older dogs. Of course, this could be prevented with a vaccine. If you see symptoms such as depression, loss of appetite, dehydration, and fever, goes to vet fast as you can. Don’t forget to get Dog Insurance for Rottweilers, in order to keep them healthy and protected from any serious condition and injury.
- Even though they look handsome, they have some quirks such as farting and drooling.
- Rottweilers have a goofy side, and they enjoy climbing on your lap.