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Let's start with the basics:

Height at the withers: from 60 to 68 in the male

Weight: 45 to 60 kg in the male

Average lifespan: twelve years

Character: born protector, serious and calm

Relationship with children: good

Aptitudes: guard and defense dog

Space needs: preferably a garden

Rottweiler feeding: 650 to 850 g. dry complete food daily

The Rottweiler's strength and courage earned it favoritism in the early 20th century. After suffering serious neglect at the beginning of this century, the breed was "called up" in the First World War. His performance in the Axis powers proved his extraordinary abilities as a military dog, and this explains the outstanding performance, decades later, of the Rottweiler in the Schutzhund. Life in today's society, in which there is a high crime rate in both large cities and towns, a guard dog with this impressive size and ability is in high demand, as statistics show.


An important attribute that the Rottweiler possesses is its trainability. He is a very intelligent and obedient dog, capable of learning many tasks. His history as a shepherd, as a military and guard dog, and as an obedience and exhibition dog, speaks very well of his versatility.

The Rottweiler is a protective animal by nature, with enough strength to guard its protective instincts.

The German standard for the Rottweiler, as accepted, describes the ideal character of the breed: Its figure, short, compact and strong in proportion, gives not only the whole appearance of intelligence but also a wonderful devotion, enthusiasm and enjoyment in work. . A tractable dog that possesses considerable strength and stubborn endurance. His general appearance proclaims that he is a dog with determination and courage; His calm gaze indicates her placidity and his unwavering fidelity. He shows no trace of restlessness, haste or indecision. Betrayal, malice and falsehood are completely unknown in their nature.

Certainly, the German standard describes a dog that impresses many dog lovers: the qualities of fidelity, placidity and decisiveness are good in a dog of the size and strength of the Rottweiler. This dog is, at the same time, friendly and imposing. He doesn't just make friends: a stranger is a stranger. It's not like Retrievers, who immediately accept anyone as a friend. Rottweilers have discernment, as their intelligence and good judgment allow.

His protective nature also underlines his judgment, but once you have accepted him as a friend, he can be sure that he will have a companion he can trust.

The health of your Rottweiler

Rottweilers are generally healthy and active dogs. Advances in veterinary medicine, like those in human medicine, result in increased life expectancy, but as far as our pets are concerned, this is not a reliable hypothesis. Rottweilers reach old age around 7 years old, which may seem like a very young age for us humans, who do not retire until we are 60 or 65 years old. To ensure our Rottweilers have the longest and healthiest life possible, we must inform ourselves and provide them with the best care. This begins, of course, with visits to the veterinarian and an appropriate vaccination schedule. In the late 1970s, a fatal disease called parvovirus was first described. Although today it can be cured, without adequate vaccinations, early diagnosis and quickly instituted treatment, it can be fatal. Many breeders lost valuable puppies during the 80's and 90's due to this dreaded disease. Your veterinarian will inform you of the best vaccination schedule, which generally begins at eight weeks of age, is repeated periodically up to four months, from then on it is vaccinated every six months until the dog is two years old.

Did You Know?

1. There are many celebrities who like Rottweiler dogs, we have Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruno Mars, among others.

2. They have won awards as the best Therapy Dogs

Wynd, a therapy dog owned by Renice Zimmerman, won the Canine Excellence in Therapy Award in 2015. Wynd worked and served as a therapy dog with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, as well as the Reading Program. Hampton Veterans Hospital and Suffolk Humane Society Barks.

3. They gained the popularity of Police Dogs

By the mid-1800s, the Rottweiler had fallen out of favor. Dog carts had been replaced by donkey carts and then railways, and livestock farming was banned, leaving Rottweilers without work. The breed recovered in the early 1900s when it gained popularity as a police dog.

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