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All about Rottweilers

rottweilers Rottweilers make loyal, devoted and brave pets. Rotties as they are affectionately known are happiest when having a job of work to do. This is one of the reasons they make such effective guard dogs and will protect their family to the death. This means that Rottweilers need very early and consistent puppy socialising and training. It is not generally recommended that inexperienced handlers consider this breed.

The Rottweiler is basically a calm, confident and very courageous breed, having a fearless expression and a self assured aloofness, it does not generally lend itself to immediate and aimless friendships.

Rottweilers have a strong eagerness to work, and are not expected to submit to excessive handling by strangers.

Rottweilers were originally Mastiff type dogs brought through the Alps by the invading Romans into what is now Southern Germany. They were used as cattle drovers and for guarding food supplies for the legions at night. Remaining dogs continued to work, long after the Romans had been driven out. The butchers of Rotweil in Germany, used the German Rotweiller for centuries to drive their cattle to market and protect their money bags on the way home, they tied the bags around the necks of these fearless dogs. Rottweilers became known as the butchers dog.

Rottweilers at a glance

rottweilerOur 4 Paw Rating - to the  suitability of Rottweilers for your home and lifestyle.

Size 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
24 - 27 inches at shoulder, weight 80 - 135lbs

Coat Care 4 Paw Rating
Have short coats, average brushing required during shedding season

Family Life 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Need plenty of early socialisation and firm handling – can then make a good playmate for families and children. Likes somewhere soft and secure to rest

Lifestyle 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Grow into very large dogs and needs lots of exercise, so a backyard is pretty much essential

Health 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Life span approximately 8-11 years
Hip dysplasia test recommended

Exercise 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Need lots of free running exercise and does not tend to wander far from its family. Loves to swim and chase a ball

Training 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Firm, assertive and consistent training essential from early puppyhood. Rottweilers must also be trained not to pull on the leash, as they grow into very large, powerful dogs dogs!

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