Rottweiler Dog Breed
Rottweilers are stocky dogs with the confidence of a block. Their massive heads make them the perfect protection and guard dog, ready for anything. There’s very little that Rottweilers fear, and when it comes to loyalty and protection, they’ll go the extra mile to ensure the safety of those they respect and love.
- Rottweiler Characteristics
- Rottweiler Origin
- Rottweiler Personality
- Rottweiler Appearance
- Adopting a Rottweiler
- How much does a Rottweiler Cost?
- Rottweiler FAQs
- Additional Resources on Rottweilers
We’ve linked a short video below of interesting facts about Rottweilers in terms of history, weight and behaviours.
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Rottweilers seem to have been descended from cattle-driving dogs. They were left behind by the Roman legions in a familiar-sounding place called Rottweil, Germany, when the Romans abandoned Germany in the 2nd-Century CE.
Here are some fast facts about the Rottweiler’s history:
- Rottweilers were once ‘Roman Drover Dogs’. When the Romans journeyed across Europe, they made exceptional use of herd dogs to drive and guard cattle.
- Rottweilers are named after a town in Germany. Rottweil is where these amazing dogs get their names from.
- Rottweilers nearly became extinct. The near-extinction of the Rottweiler is normally always blamed on industrialisation. This is because, without cattle, the dogs were hardly needed for anything.
- Rottweilers are well-known in fiction. ‘The Good Dog Carl’ book series for children is about a Rottweiler which many kids are familiar with today.
Rottweilers are well known for their unpredictable and aggressive nature towards unrecognised human beings, naturally lending themselves to the position of protective guard dogs. As dominant personalities, they are often found to be unsociable with other dog species unless they’re accustomed to the company of other dogs from a young age. Guidance and nurturing are often good methods of upbringing to ensure their cooperativeness and sociability.
Here are some of the key personality traits of Rottweilers
- Protective – As dominant animals, they are naturally protective of their loved ones. Their build is also well- paired with this trait.
- Cooperative – Rottweilers, although rugged animals, can be incredibly cooperative and sociable if they’re exposed to the right upbringing, much like any other dog species.
- Independent – Rottweilers are known as independent dogs and, if left to their own devices, will occupy themselves with whatever they find suitable. So make sure your shoes don’t lie around.
- Intelligent – Rottweilers are intelligent animals and are ranked 9th in terms of the most intelligent dog breeds.
Rottweilers are large dogs with muscular and lean bodies, able to endure great athletic feats with ease. Their colours sit within the darker ranges of the scale and are most commonly found to be brown or black. They showcase square muzzles with loose lips, often drooling wherever they walk. No small noise will ever pass them by because their straight and upright ears pick up sounds from very far away.
Here’s a quick run-through of the Rottweiler’s most defining features:
- Large-bodied – Rottweilers are large – This is often why people get Rottweilers as guard dogs because they can look intimidating and can surely pack a big bite on unwanted guests.
- Muscular – Rottweilers have a muscular build that showcases itself as hard-earned to any passer-by.
- Droopy Lips – A Rottweiler’s droopy lips can sometimes make them look a bit silly, with long spit strings often found hanging off, giving their appearance a soft touch.
Rottweiler coat colours are known to come in
Black and brown – Rottweilers are predominantly black with brown faces, paws, and chests.
Brown – The brown colour comes in a variety of shades, those shades being tan, mahogany, and rust.
You can read more about the Rottweiler coat colours here.
There are many Rottweilers for sale, but it’s always important to remember a few things. When looking for Rottweiler Breeders in Australia, have a lookout for these specific things:
- It’s in your best interest to look out for breeders who have good reviews as well as a longstanding history.
- Look out for breeders who don’t often have litters available. This is indicative that the breeder has taken the right precautions concerning the breeding of Rottweilers.
- Breeders who are knowledgeable about Rottweilers. These breeders should know almost everything there is to know about Rottweilers.
- Breeders who would like you to meet your new Rottweiler’s parents.
It may seem better to go to a shelter when wanting to adopt a Rottweiler, but shelters usually only consist of adult dogs, and purebreds are more challenging to find, but there are always exceptions. Adopting through a shelter or rescue should be considered when:
- In search of an older dog. Adult Rottweilers have already matured in training; they adapt to their new homes more efficiently than any puppy Rottweiler would.
- You consider giving a puppy another chance at a comfortable life. There are plenty of adorable dogs in need of a home around the country.
According to NextDayPets, the average price for a Rottweiler is $1425. For more information on the price, click the link below:
Can you leave a Rottweiler alone at home?
Although no animal should be left at home for long periods, you can leave a Rottweiler at home. They are independent dogs and will be sure to occupy themselves. Be sure not to leave anything lying about that they can chew on.
Do Rottweilers like to cuddle?
Rottweilers are large dogs but don’t often realise their size. They love being on people’s laps.
How long must a Rottweiler exercise for?
Adult Rottweilers can never have enough exercise, but according to the Kennel Club, a minimum of 2 hours of exercise is enough. If you enjoy running, be sure to take your Rottie with you.
Are male or female Rottweilers calmer?
Female Rottweilers are generally calmer than male Rottweilers and can generally be considered more friendly and tolerable.
How many hours do Rottweilers sleep?
Fully grown Rottweilers will sleep between 13 and 14 hours of the day. The biggest portion of that sleep is during the night, while only 4 of those hours of sleep are during the day.
Is a Rottweiler a good family dog?
Rottweilers are very loyal and affectionate dogs towards their owners.
Are Rottweilers aggressive?
Rottweilers are only aggressive when they are in the process of protecting a loved one.
What two dogs are Rottweilers made up of?
They are made up of Molossus and mastiff types.
Are Rottweilers good for first-time owners?
They are generally not a good fit for first-time owners as they are big and sometimes too strong.
- Rottweiler puppies. If you’re on the search for Rottweiler puppies, go ahead and click on the link to find out more about this magnificent breed.
- Rottweiler price. Click on the link to find out exactly how much a gorgeous Rottweiler will cost you.
- Rottweiler breeds. There are, interestingly enough, at least three different types of Rottweiler breeds. Make sure you click on the link provided to find out what they are.
- Rottweiler dog. If you want to do some research on this specific dog, then be sure to click on the link to find out as much as you can.
- Are Rottweilers dangerous. Rottweilers can be potentially dangerous, so find out what you can about preventing any sort of danger by clicking on the link provided.
Before actually going ahead and adopting a dog, make sure that you do extensive research. Looking to Adopt a dog is the same as welcoming a new family member into your home, be prepared
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