Origin: Also known by the name of ‘Rotties’ or ‘Rott,’ this breed of dog was originated in Germany mainly to drive cattle. The butchers later used the species to pull carts. They got their name after the name of a small town Rottweil in Germany. They are among the first breed of dogs to be recognized as police dogs.
Size: Rotties are medium/large dogs with a shoulder height of 22-27 inches and weight up to 85-130 pounds. They have a broad head with a sturdy body and triangular ears.
Coat: Rottweilers have a short double coat. The outer coat is thick, coarse, and medium in length, and the inner coat is thick that is found mainly on the neck and thighs. The outer coat is found of the neck, thighs, and ears. Rotties generally come in black color with markings of tan or rust color. A Rottweiler shed moderately; shedding increases in the months of fall and spring.
Temperament: Rottweilers are affectionate and loyal towards their family members and make good household pets. They are excellent watchdogs as they do not get along with strangers very quickly. A Rottweiler can sometimes become stubborn if not trained with politeness. They required consistent training and discipline to keep them healthy and happy. They can be destructive due to anxiety or if treated harshly. Like any other dog, a Rottweiler needs exposure to different sounds, sights, and people at an early age to ensure that they grow up into a well-mannered dog. Rottweilers are calm and are great with kids. They are territorial and do not allow strangers to get into their property, making them excellent guard dogs. A Rottie does not bark without reason, so if he barks, you must go and see what your pet is trying to say.
Care: The commanding nature of a Rottweiler needs a calm and experienced trainer to train him politely. They are eager to learn and require a consistent exercise schedule. They prefer to live in their home with their family; if left alone, they go through separation anxiety and become destructive or aggressive. 15-20 minutes of walk and some amount of exercise is required to keep your pet healthy.
Rotties shed moderately and need brushing once or twice a week to keep their coat healthy. Brushing your pet’s teeth twice or thrice a week to avoid tartar buildup in the mouth. Make grooming fun for pets.
Health: Rottweilers may experience some health problems. Hip and Elbow dysplasia, Eye injections, Cataracts, Hypothyroidism, Cancer, Bloating, and
Heart defects are some of the health issues that are more likely to affect a Rottweiler.
Make sure to get a health clearance so that you get a healthy dog.