Top 10 Rottweiler Facts Dogs 101
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Once nearly extinct, the Rottweiler has become
one of the most popular dog breeds.
The Rottweiler is, perhaps also, one of the
Like the mythical Greek hero Hercules, the
Rottweiler is strong and true, with a loving
Affectionately called Rotties or Rotts, a
well-bred Rottweiler is calm and confident.
He’s a natural guard dog with a mellow disposition
who is successful, not only in police and
military work, but also as a family friend
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Rottweilers are one of the most ancient breeds.
Rottweilers, a working dog breed, descend
from the Molossus, a mastiff-type dog, which
marched to Germany with the Romans, driving
the cattle that sustained them, as they conquered
the known world.
Many were left behind and, in the town of
Rottweil in southern Germany, they became
the breed we know today.
Rottweilers were working dogs from the start,
driving cattle to market, pulling carts, guarding
the homestead, and even carrying money to
and from the market in money belts tied around
The Rottweiler had almost gone extinct near
the turn of the 20th century, when smaller
dogs took over many of their functions and
were easier to maintain.
Luckily, dedicated breeders revived the breed,
and it ranks as one of the most popular breeds
in the United States today.
A best-selling series of beautifully-illustrated
children’s books, by Alexandra Day, is about
a rottweiler named Carl and his adventures.
Titles include: Good Dog, Carl, Carl’s Birthday
and Carl’s Afternoon in the Park.
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They Are Known for Their Affection and Loyalty.
While they may appear intimidating at first,
Rottweilers are known by their owners to be
fiercly loving, loyal, affectionate and even
Despite their large size, Rottweilers haven’t
the slighest idea that they may be hard to
cuddle with so don’t be surprised when yours
tries desperately to climb into your lap.
Keep in mind, though, that the breed tends
to be reserved when confronted with strangers
and proper training from early puppihood is
necessary to teach them social skills and
harness their natural, protective instincts.
Even if you train and socialize your Rottweiler,
expect to be subjected to sometimes unfair
advance judgments about your dog, maybe even
having untrue allegations made about him and
Because of the current prejudice against dogs
such as Rottweilers and claims that they can
be dangerous, you may have to carry extra
liability insurance to own one, depending
upon the ordinances in your town.
In some areas, you may not even be able to
own a Rottweiler, or may be forced to give
up any that you have.
This is called breed specific legislation,
the blanket term for laws that either regulate
or ban certain dog breeds, often based fear
and media hype.
The official Rottweiler Breed Standard was
established in 1921 and has remained largely
unchanged since then.
The Rottweiler Breed Standard usually describes
them as being a ‘medium to large sized dog’.
Today many people think of the Rottweiler
breed as a ‘giant breed’ and some breeders
strive unwisely to breed extra-large dogs.
According to the standard, a male Rottie should
measure between 24 and 27 inches (at the shoulder),
and a female between 22 and 23 inches.
Weight should fall somewhere between 75 and
Females being toward the lower end of the
Everyone knows a celeb’s best friend is their
pet – and rightly so.
The Rott has gained a considerable popularity
in the celebrity world.
Some celebs who’ve had Rottie companions include:
Will Smith, LEONARDO DICAPRIO, BRUNO MARS,
MILEY CYRUS and Sir Elton John.
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Rottweiler life span is on the shorter end
of the scale, partly because of their size
and partly because of the health problems
this breed is predisposed to.
The average life expectancy for a Rottweiler
is somewhere between 7 and 10 years.
Rottweilers shed – A LOT!
They may have a short coat that looks like
it’s wash-n-wear, but don’t let that fool
You’ll need to groom your Rottie regularly
and loose dog hair will become a part of your
Rottweilers are always black with the same
brown markings on their chest, face, and paws.
According to the American Kennel Club, the
brown spots can come in three different variations:
Rust, tan, and mahogany.
Thanks to the Rottie�s history as a herder,
the dog has a habit of bumping into people,
animals, and things when it wants them to
fall in line.
While trained Rottweilers are gentle, breeders
don�t recommend the dogs for households
with young children or the elderly.
Thanks to their large head, Rottweilers have
an impressively strong bite.
Their jaws are stronger than German shepherds
and pit bulls with a bite force of 328 pounds�that�s
about half of a shark�s bite force, at 669
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