Personality/characteristics: self-assured, devoted, obedient, steady, good-natured, quiet, brave, faithful.
Energy level: higher than average for a short-haired breed.
Hypoallergenic vs. short-haired: not hypoallergenic because they have fur, not hair.
Most known for: being lovable.
Size: 110 pounds for males; 90 pounds for females.
Fun fact: Rottweilers make great service dogs and many of them work as police, search & rescue, customs, guide or therapy dogs.
The saying, “take good care of your friends and they’ll take good care of you” rings true with Rottweiler’s. Ready to protect the ones they love, Rottweilers are a German breed that should be trained by an involved and responsible guide in order to lead a successful life. This breed requires consistent mental and physical exercise, including obedience and agility training, stretch time, and daily walks. Overall, Rotts are strong, loyal, and a great companion.
Because Rottweilers need proper socializing and training, many doggie parents find that the breed’s behavioral issues cause a problem, thus, many Rotts are found in animal shelters. With its original duties being herding and protecting, the ideal dog boarding option for this breed is in a loving home with a responsible pet sitter rather than a kennel. Additionally, although Rottweilers experience anxiety when their doggie parents are away, they are people-oriented and will adapt and bond well to new people. In constant need of attention and human contact, this breed needs a committed, responsible, and knowledgeable owner.
Known as one of the oldest herding breeds, the Rottweiler’s history dates back to Roman Empire where working dogs were used to assist troops in herding cattle. Also, during the wake of World War I and World War II, Rottweilers were utilized to fulfill service roles such as police dogs, guard dogs, messengers, and more.