Rottweilers or Rotties are loyal guardian dogs that have high confidence levels. These muscular working dogs are 22-27 inches in height on average and weigh anywhere from 80 to 135 pounds. The average life expectancy of a Rottweiler is 9-10 years.
While affectionate with family members, this breed may not be ideal for families with very young children although they do reasonably well with other dogs. Standard colors in Rottweilers are black, rust, tan, and mahogany. They have a shiny coat and imposing appearance.
If you bring a Rottweiler puppy into your family, you’ll find this is a robust, confident working dog who is protective of his family. There is a certain aloofness to a Rottweiler's personality, especially towards strangers, but with family the Rottweiler is playful and sometimes downright silly.
It’s important to train your Rottweiler pup properly early on to ensure that her natural instincts are directed into a positive direction.
Rottweilers have a glistening, medium-length coat that lies flat. Your Rottweiler will need to be brushed once a week and bathed regularly. This breeds sheds moderately throughout the year and more profusely a couple of times a year, typically in the spring and fall.
The Rottweiler is an active, energetic breed that is muscular and athletic, so they need plenty of exercise in the form of long walks or swimming. They are highly adaptable, given their natural instincts for herding and tracking. With the proper obedience training, you can have your Rottweiler join you in a range of physical activities.
To ensure you have a well-mannered adult Rottweiler, training must start early during puppyhood. This is a people’s dog that needs human love and attention and does not do well with extended periods of isolation. Training will require firm and consistent discipline without being rough because roughhousing can encourage aggression in this breed.
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