Rottweiler Dog Breed Information
|Rottweiler Quick Facts|
|Breed Group:||Standard, Miniature and Toy|
|Nickname:||Wiener Dog, Hot dog|
|Weight:||Standard over 11 pounds, Miniature 8-11 pounds and Toy 8 pound or less|
|Height:||Standard 8-11 inches, Miniature 5-7 inches and Toy 5 inches or less|
|Color(s):||Red, cream, black and tan, black and cream, chocolate and tan|
The Rottweiler is large, powerful, muscular and deep chested dog that is slightly longer than it is tall. He has a handsome yet rugged look about him, and an intelligent expression. It has a broad heart, short broad muzzle, and short drop ears. The dark eyes are almond shape and his nose is well developed, broader than round with relatively large nostrils and always black. The tail is docked short and the black coat is short and has rust or mahogany markings. The Rottweiler weighs in at around 80-135 pounds. The height is around 22-27 inches.
The Rottweiler is calm, confident, bold, alert and imposing. This breed is a popular choice for its protection abilities. They are hard working and affectionate with family but wary with strangers. As befitting its self-assured nature, it tends to be headstrong and stubborn. It may be overly protective if it perceives that it family is being threatened. Rottweilers are a powerful breed with well developed genetic herding and guarding instincts that needs socialization, firm discipline, consistent training and daily exercise.
Is Rottweiler the Right Dog Breed for You?
The Rottweiler will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are relatively inactive indoors and a small yard will be enough. It enjoys running in the woods and in open country makes them very happy and they have no desire to wander from you. They enjoy cold weather and are fine living outdoors, as long as plenty of shelter is available. It also needs to spend time inside with the family, in order to provide proper socialization. While this breed can have an instinct toward aggression in some circumstances, with proper training, a Rottweiler can make an excellent pet for many families today, including those with children. In addition to becoming a friendly and gentle pet, the Rottweiler can make a good watch dog because he will generally only bark for a reason, and his appearance can be intimidating to potential intruders.
Rottweiler Life expectancy
The life expectancy of the Rottweiler is around 10-12 years.
Rottweiler Health problems
Rottweilers are a relatively healthy. The major concerns associated with this breed are CHD (Canine hip dysplasia), elbow displasia, SAS (sub-Aortic Stenosis) and osteosarcoma. There are some other concerns such as gastric torsion, hypothyroidism, allergies, cataracts, entropion and ectropion. If over fed and /or under exercised, Rottweilers are one of the breeds most prone to obesity.
Rottweiler Care and Grooming
The Rottweiler needs daily physical and mental activity. You can't give these robust dogs too much work or exercise; they thrive on it. They need to be taken on a daily walk or jog, or a vigorous game in a safe area, as well as obedience and training lessons. Rottweilers love being fed but you should take great care to ensure that you do not overfeed your dog. Coat care is minimal, consisting only of occasional brushing to remove dead hair.
Rottweilers are an average shedder, and lose their topcoat and undercoat twice a year. Therefore, is not well suited to allergy sufferers.
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