A large, muscular breed with a robust appearance, Rottweilers are loyal, intelligent, and protective family dogs. Daily walks are a must for this breed.
Rottweiler Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed


22-27 Inches


80-135 Lbs.


8-10 Years

Rottweiler Information

The Rottweiler is a large, muscular dog breed with a robust appearance. The breed is loyal and protective of its family, and makes an excellent guard dog. It is intelligent and obedient, but can be stubborn at times.

The Rottweiler is a versatile breed that can be used for herding, guarding, and as a working dog in many different capacities.

The Rottweiler is a large breed named after the town of Rottweil, Germany, where it is believed to have originated. The Rottweiler is a descendant of the Roman Molosser, a type of working dog that was popular in the Roman Empire.

Exercise Needs

The Rottweiler is a relatively active breed and needs plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy. A daily walk or run will suffice, but the Rottweiler will also enjoy playing fetch and other games that involve physical activity.


The Rottweiler is an intelligent breed that is easy to train. However, the breed can be stubborn at times, so patience and consistency are key when training this breed.

Health Issues

The Rottweiler is generally a healthy breed, but like all breeds, it is susceptible to certain health problems. Some of the health issues that have been seen in the Rottweiler include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, osteochondrosis, and bloat.


The Rottweiler is a relatively easy breed to groom. The breed sheds an average amount, and weekly brushing will help to control the shedding. The Rottweiler should be bathed only as needed, as over-bathing can strip the natural oils from the skin and coat.

Breed Identification


Black With Tan Markings



Breed Care


Once a week


More than an hour per day


Elbow Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia, Osteochondrosis of the Shoulder, Entropion, Sub-Aortic Stenosis, Osteochondrosis of the Ankle/Spine

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