Rottweiler Facts

Rottweiler Facts
Rottweiler is type of working dog that originates from Germany. It is a descendant of the mastiff-type of dogs. Rottweiler was created to provide protection, guide cattle to the market and to pull the carts for butchers and farmers. After it has been replaced with modern systems of transportation, Rottweiler nearly went extinct. Thanks to the first Rottweiler club, established in 1901, popularity of this breed started to increase once again. Rottweiler is one of the most popular working dogs, house pets and guard dogs today. It is the 10th most popular dog breed in America.
Interesting Rottweiler Facts:
Rottweiler can reach 22 to 27 inches in height and 80 to 130 pounds of weight.
Rottweiler has short black coat with brown markings on the cheeks, muzzle, above the eyes, on the chest and legs.
Rottweiler has large head, almond-shaped eyes, triangular ears, strong neck, broad chest and muscular body. Its tail is often shortened after birth.
Rottweiler is very intelligent, but stubborn dog. It can be easily trained, but it requires firm (not harsh) training methods and experienced owner that acts like a true leader.
Rottweiler is suitable for families with older children. It tolerates other cats and dogs in the house, especially if they are raised together.
Many people associate Rottweiler with aggression, but this breed is actually very cuddly, eager to please, loving and loyal.
Rottweiler needs to be properly trained from the early age because it has strong instinct to protect its family. It needs to learn to discriminate dangerous people/situations from the harmless strangers and guests.
Rottweiler has extremely strong jaws that can inflict serious, or even fatal wounds. That's why this breed is banned in several cities in the USA.
Rottweiler is social dog that likes to spend time with its family (it doesn't like to be alone). It is suitable both for the life in the apartment and in the house. Rottweiler requires at least 2 to 3 short walks per day to stay healthy and fit.
Rottweiler is very fast dog (maximum speed around 25 miles per hour). It can accomplish good results at the competitions in agility, obedience and tracking.
Rottweiler is very popular and often used in the police, military, search-and-rescue organizations and as a service and therapy dog.
Rottweiler sheds and drools a lot. It should be brushed at least once per week.
Rottweiler gives birth to 8 to 12 puppies. They reach maturity at the age of 2 to 3 years.
Rottweiler is prone to hip dysplasia, bone cancer, bloat and cardiac and ocular disorders. Meals should be well-planned because it easily gains weight. Food rich in fibers should be avoided because of the gassy nature of Rottweiler.
Rottweiler has an average lifespan of 8 to 11 years.

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