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If you think their heads are big, you should see their H E A R T!
Originates in Germany.
Surprisingly, the Rottweiler was used for cattle driving in Germany. They earned their name from a cattle town named Rottweil. Descended from a mastiff looking breed, they were created by the Romans through different breeding.
One coat breed standard.
There is only one color marking for the standard Rottweiler. They are mostly black with brown markings. These brown marks appear on several different parts of the Rottweiler’s body. This includes their face, paws, and chest. This leaves their back to be solid black. This makes the Rottweiler very easily to identify!
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super strong breed.
From their legs to their jaw, these pups are strong! Rottweilers have an incredibly powerful bite. With a bite force of around 330 pounds, they are stronger than most Pit bulls and German Shepherds. Since they are muscular dogs; Rottweilers require intensive exercise.
A confident companion.
These dogs are known to be brave and confident. They are aware of their abilities and are not afraid to show them off! They do not shy away from intruders and will put them in their place. With a confident dog, comes a stubborn side. Rottweilers are known to have strong temperaments. It is important to be consistent with training and teach your Rottie who’s in charge.
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For the large breed lover!
There’s no doubt the Rottweiler is a big dog. They can range anywhere from 77 pounds to 135 pounds. Usually the males are a little heavier than the females. This means they will need some space to let their paws up! While apartment living is not ideal for them, it depends on your lifestyle. With consistent mind and body stimulation, a smaller space can work for these beasts.
they have your back.
Rotties are known for their protective instinct. Bonding close with their families, these dogs will go to the ends of the earth to do right by their master. In recent years, they have been bred as guard dogs. This increases their guarding instinct and makes them superb protectors!
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the cutest pup you ever did see.
This breed definitely turns heads. They have a beautiful short coat that is very shiny. As well as a remarkable chocolate coloring that’s one of a kind! Their muscular bodies make them look fierce and regal. Rottweilers have the cutest faces as well! A mastiff like snout that’s scrunched in and a wide mouth. This gives them an endearing smile. Whether a puppy or adult, they make the best breed!
loving by nature.
Sometimes this breed gets mistaken as aggressive or violent. This is not the case at all, unless they have been abused or improperly trained. They really are big softies when it comes to the people they love. Rottweilers don’t mind a cuddle session or kiss fest and may even initiate one! They are big lovers and will show you in many unique ways.
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enjoy being around people.
The Rottweiler is a social dog that loves being around people and other animals! They enjoy every second of company time and can’t wait for more. These dogs do not do well being caged for long periods of time. They also prefer to be in a pack, so alone time is not recommended.
a quiet breed.
Barking is not a big part of a Rottweilers personality. They are usually quiet, calm dogs. Their vocalization is limited to only getting the attention of their owners and warning possible threats of themselves. They do have an impressively deep bark and will alert you to trouble.