Rottweilers are one of the oldest of herding breeds. Today they are bred and trained as search and rescue dogs, as guide dogs for the blind, as guard dogs and police dogs. The Rottweiler Breed is all about balance, endurance, proportionality, intelligence and strength.


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Country of originGermany
WeightMale50–60 kg (110–130 lb)
Female35–48 kg (77–106 lb)
HeightMale61–69 cm (24–27 in)
Female56–63 cm (22–25 in)
CoatDouble-coated, short, hard and thick
ColorBlack and tan or black and mahogany
Litter sizeaverage 8 to 12 although larger litters are known
Lifespan8–10 years

Source: Wikipedia

The color and markings of a Rottweiler are very distinctive. The Coat is “black with well-defined mahogany or rust-colored markings that do not take up more than ten percent of the dog’s body color. All Rottweilers standard to AKC specifications have one mahogany dot above each eye on the inner brow ridge, on the cheeks, one strip on each side of the snout; cheek markings do not cross over the bridge of the nose, the top of the nose should remain black. The markings on the face should move down onto the dog’s throat. On the chest, a Rottweiler will have two downward-facing triangular marks. On each front leg the marks will stretch from the forearm to the toes. On the hind legs, the markings will begin on the inside and move outward onto the stifle, then out onto the hock stretching to the toes as well. AKC standards recognize that the black base color is not completely voided on the rear pasterns. There is a patch of rust or mahogany underneath the tail that resembles a triangle as well. A thin strip of black should be present on each of the Rottweiler’s toes.” – wikipedia

The Demeanor of Rottweilers according to the American Kennel Club is:”a calm, confident and courageous dog with a self-assured aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships. A Rottweiler is self-confident and responds quietly and with a wait-and-see attitude to influences in its environment. It has an inherent desire to protect home and family, and is an intelligent dog of extreme hardness and adaptability with a strong willingness to work, making them especially suited as a companion, guardian and general all-purpose dog.”

Often a misunderstood Breed, you get the dog you raise. I have owned Rotties for a long time and consider them one of the Best Breeds of Dogs to protect my Family (2 Children), to be companions for our other dogs and to deter anyone from our property who should not enter. Our Rottweilers love to cuddle, think they are lap dogs and are very well behaved. They are smart, love to play and try to get attention whenever they can. We love our Rotties.