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Powerful and compelling

Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs

Original Name : Rottweiler

Type : Molossoid

Male size : 24-26¾ inches

Male weight : 110 lbs

Female size : 22-25 inches

Female weight : 92½ lbs

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Germany


Rottweilers are good-natured, placid dogs that love children. These adoring, obedient and docile animals have a real appetite for work. Self-assured, steady and fearless, with the body to prove it, they are always very alert to what’s going on around them.


Medium-length skull, broad between the ears. Moderately convex forehead when viewed from the front.



Powerful, firm and straight back, short, strong and high loins, broad croup of medium length and slightly rounded.Tail:



Black with clearly defined rich tan markings.



Medium-sized, hanging, triangular, set high and very far apart.



When natural, extending level with the topline, although it may hang at rest.



Double coat.


Rottweilers belong to one of the oldest breeds of dog, with a lineage going back to the Romans, who they served as guard and livestock dogs. They accompanied the legions over the Alps, protecting the men and driving the herd. When the legionnaires arrived in the small southern German town of Rottweil, their dogs mated with local canines, producing crossings. They continued to guard and drive large herds, and protect people and property, but they were also adopted by local butchers, who concentrated on the breed’s aptitude for work to produce a robust draft dog. Later, Rottweilers would also prove to be ideal police dogs and they were officially recognized as such in Germany in 1910.Rottweiler breeders focus on producing very sturdy dogs, but not without nobility, making this versatile black and tan breed a great companion, service and working dog.Rottweilers are robust dogs of medium to large size, never heavy nor light, leggy nor weedy. Well balanced on the whole, their compact, vigorous appearance suggests strength, agility and endurance.

Did you know ?

Rottweilers started out as cow dogs that drove herds to the great cattle markets of southern Germany, but due to their versatility, they have become over the past 30 years or so, the most popular defense dogs in the world.


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