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Rottweiler

Rottweiler
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Overview

The Rottweiler is a large, muscular breed of dog that originated in Germany. They are known for their loyalty, intelligence, and protective nature. They have a broad and powerful head with a wide muzzle, and their ears are typically medium-sized, pendant, and set high on their head. The breed's coat is short and dense, typically black with distinct tan markings on their cheeks, legs, and eyebrows.

Rottweilers are typically medium to large-sized dogs, with males weighing between 95-135 pounds and females weighing between 80-100 pounds. They are intelligent, confident, and self-assured dogs, with a calm and confident demeanor.

Due to their strong and protective nature, Rottweilers have historically been used as guard dogs, police dogs, and military dogs. They are highly trainable and excel in obedience and agility training. They are also known for their loyalty to their owners, making them excellent family dogs.

While Rottweilers are known for their strength and protective nature, they can also be affectionate and playful with their family members. However, they require proper training and socialization to prevent aggressive behavior towards strangers and other animals.

The Rottweiler is a loyal and intelligent breed with a powerful presence. With proper training and socialization, they can make excellent family pets and guard dogs.

Temperament

Rottweilers are known for their loyalty and protective nature. They are often used as guard dogs and have a natural instinct to protect their family. They can be aloof with strangers, but are usually friendly with their family and those they know well. Rottweilers are also intelligent and can be trained for a variety of tasks, including obedience, agility, and search and rescue.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Rottweiler is between 8 and 10 years. However, with proper care and attention, they can live up to 12 years or more.

Shedding

Rottweilers have a short, dense coat that sheds moderately. They require regular brushing to help remove loose hair and keep their coat healthy. During shedding season, they may require more frequent grooming to help manage their shedding.

Puppy

Rottweiler puppies are energetic and playful. They require socialization and obedience training from an early age to help them become well-behaved and well-adjusted adults. Rottweiler puppies are also prone to certain health issues, such as hip dysplasia, so it is important to obtain them from a reputable breeder who has screened their breeding dogs for these issues.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #8
2017: #8
2016: #8
2015: #9
Origin:Germany
Breed Group:Working (AKC:1931)
Guardian Dog (UKC)
Size:Medium to Large
Type:Purebred
Life span:8-11 years
Temperament:Alert
Courageous
Fearless
Good-natured
Independent
Intelligent
Loyal
Protective
Height:
Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm)
Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm)
Weight:
Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg)
Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg)
Colors:Black & Mahogany
Black & Rust
Black & Tan
Litter Size:8-12 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $1200 - $2000 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Jack Lola
2 Oliver Luna
3 Milo Penny
4 Harley Nala
5 Sammy Layla
6 Gizmo Lexi
7 Brody Ella
8 Finn Shelby
9 Boomer Minnie
10 Ziggy Jasmine
11 Joey Athena
12 Oreo Macy
13 Sparky Shadow
14 Benny Allie
15 Brutus Mimi
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