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Rottweiler Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Rottweiler so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginGermany
Group Working Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Rottweiler have? The dog breed also known as...
Rottie, Rott
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Rottweiler recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Is Rottweiler recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Price
How much does the Rottweiler puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Rottweiler price:
$1200-$2000
If you choose to purchase the Rottweiler, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Rottweiler for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Rottweiler gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Rottweiler size:
LargeGiant
Weight
How much does the Rottweiler weigh? Rottweiler weight:
Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine? Rottweiler average weight:
Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg)
Height
How tall is the Rottweiler? Rottweiler height:
Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Rottweiler average height:
Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Rottweiler have? What does this canine coat look like?
Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Rottweiler's coat?
MahoganyTanRustBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Rottweiler and how often?
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Rottweiler is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Rottweiler dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of this canine? Rottweiler shedding level:
Rottweilers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Rottweiler have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AlertFearlessIndependentLoyalCourageousGoodIntelligentProtective
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Rottweiler? Are they intelligent?
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds. They desire to learn tricks and commands often. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in fewer than 5 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 95% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Rottweiler dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Rottweilers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Rottweiler sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Rottweilers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does this dog need? Rottweiler social needs:
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Rottweiler dogs bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Rottweiler good as a watchdog?
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Rottweiler dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Rottweiler dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Rottweiler can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Rottweiler will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Rottweiler bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from this dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Rottweiler? Why do dog bites happen?
High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Rottweiler do?
Rottweilers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Rottweilers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Rottweiler to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Rottweiler roam?
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Rottweiler have high prey drive?
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Rottweilers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Rottweiler good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Rottweilers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Rottweilers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Rottweiler dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Rottweiler dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Rottweiler and children:
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Rottweiler dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Rottweiler good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Rottweiler dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Rottweiler is not the best choice.
Office Friendly
Are Rottweilers good office dogs? Do Rottweilers make good office friendly dogs? Can Rottweilers be ofiice dogs?
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Rottweiler dogs get along with the elderly people? What is this canine temperament with senior people? Are Rottweiler dogs good for elderly owners?
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Rottweiler dogs get along with other pets? Are Rottweiler dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Rottweiler breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Rottweilers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Rottweiler be a service dog?
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Rottweiler breed is a good choice for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Rottweiler be a therapy dog?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Rottweiler breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Rottweiler be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Rottweiler is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Rottweiler be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Rottweiler is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Rottweiler be a boat dog?
Not really
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Rottweiler be a drafting dog?
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Rottweiler breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Rottweiler dogs have health problems?
Rottweilers are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do Rottweiler dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed?
8-11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Rottweiler breed hypoallergenic?
No
Rottweilers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Rottweiler have?
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Rottweiler dogs require per day?
Rottweilers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Rottweiler need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.: How much your adult dog eats depends on his size, age, build, metabolism, and activity level.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Rottweiler risk for obesity:
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Rottweiler more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Rottweiler's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Rottweiler drool?
The Rottweiler drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Rottweiler. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Rottweiler puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Rottweiler: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Rottweiler have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Rottweiler have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
8-12 puppies

Pros & Cons of Rottweiler

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
  • Trainability: Rottweilers are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Rottweilers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Drooling tendency: The Rottweiler drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Rottweilers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Child Friendly: Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
  • Office Friendly: Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Rottweilers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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