Rottweiler

A.K.A. : Rott, Rottie
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Overview: The Rottweiler may seem aloof, but he is a brave and intelligent worker. He performs well in outdoor sports and is a faithful companion and guardian.
Breed Group: Working
Weight (lbs): male: 85-135, female: 80-100
Height (in): male: 24-27, female: 22-25
Colors: Black with tan markings.
Coat: Outer coat is straight, coarse, dense, of medium length and lying flat. Undercoat should be present on neck and thighs.
Character: Rottweilers are very brave, loyal, and obedient. Their protective and watchful nature makes them great watch dogs. They will literally risk their own lives for their family.
Temperament: This breed can make good playmates for children as long as proper socialization occurs at an early age. They can also get along well with cats and other household animals, if trained early.
Care: The Rottweiler should have a rubber glove used to remove dead hairs during times of shedding. The ears should be cleaned often and the claws kept short.
Training: This breed is very dominant and requires a firm and consistent trainer who has a calm and fair approach to training.
Activity: The Rottweiler needs a lot of exercise, including running in open country and playing catch, when possible.
Country of Origin: Germany
Health Issue: This breed is prone to heart disease and entropion.
Life Expectancy: 10-12
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