The Rottweiler (part 1)
(Brody and Murphy)
|Country of Origin:||Germany|
|AKC Group:||Working Group|
|Use today:||Guardian, companion, cattle drover|
|Life Span:||9 to 11 years|
|Color:||Black with tan or rust-colored markings.|
|Coat:||Short, straight, coarse and dense.|
|Grooming:||Groom as needed.|
|Size:||Medium Dog Breed|
|Height:||22 to 27 inches at the shoulder|
|Weight:||Proportionate to height|
Dating back to the Roman Empire and considered one of the oldest herding breeds, early Rottweilers guarded and protected the cattle of the moving armies. Descended from powerful mastiff-type dogs, they were a strong and trustworthy companion. In the middle ages, they became known as the butcher's dog of Rottweil, traveling with butchers to protect their cattle and moneybags. With the invention of better roads and the invention of mechanized transportation, the courageous dogs were no
Rottweilers today thrive on working, protecting, and keeping active—often all at the same time. Extremely loyal, a Rottie must be socialized and trained early, to keep his protective drive in check (keeping burglars out is great, but you may want him to let your new friends come in!)
Strong and athletic, a
A+ Guard dog
Self-confident Are you and the Rottweiler
Terrific for a person who:
- Understands the responsibility of owning a loyal guard dog.
Knows how to keep an athletic breed fit and happy.
Enjoys the challenges of advanced obedience training.
Allows even the family gerbil to boss him around.
Expects the dog to cheerfully greet new people and animals.
Figures a dog can teach himself everything he needs to know.
Care and Maintenance of a Rottweiler:
The Rottweiler needs brushing a few times a week. Their short glossy coats can be wiped down as needed.
Males measure from 24 to 27 inches at the shoulder; females 2 inches less. The Rottweiler is a powerful dog and they should appear strong and fit. The harsh smooth-coat is black, with rich tan markings.
Possible Health Concerns: