Rottweiler

Rottweiler

Originally used for driving cattle and protecting valuable convoys, Rottweilers are now popular family pets as well as guard, police and military dogs.

Illustration courtesy of the American Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 24-27in

Female: 22-25in

Weight

Male: 110-130lb

Female: 77-106lb

Fun Fact

Snoring is more common in Rottweilers than in most any other breed!

About this Breed

Descended from ancient Roman Molosser-type dogs, the Rottweiler is one of the oldest herding breeds. In Germany where the breed was developed, Rottweilers were especially useful guarding valuable shipments as well as driving cattle and other stubborn livestock that tended to ignore border collies and other less powerful breeds. With the advent of railroads, the breed almost became extinct by the end of the 19th century, but is now one of the most popular breeds in the US and abroad.

Because they are protective, these loving and loyal dogs can also show aggression if not properly socialized and trained. With proper training, however, they are not only great family dogs and household protectors, but also suitable for police and military work. Intelligent, energetic and loving, these dogs need exercise and stimulation (as well as cuddles). They have a short, high-shedding coat and a high tendency of drooling. They are also at risk of hip dysplasia and bone cancer and vulnerable to parvovirus.

Rottweilers on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Rottweiler ancestry.

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    Agnes

    Purebred

    Burkhardt

    Burkhardt

    Purebred

    Adeline

    Adeline

    Purebred

    Ripley

    Ripley

    Purebred

  • Aurora

    Aurora

    Purebred

    Goliath Babin Von Samuels

    Goliath Babin Von Samuels

    Purebred

    Sky

    Sky

    Purebred

    “Rookie” Dozers Runtley Persisted

    “Rookie” Dozers Runtley Persisted

    Purebred

  • Rhino

    Rhino

    Purebred

    Hershey

    Hershey's

    Purebred

    Diesel

    Diesel

    Purebred

    Lucy

    Lucy

    Purebred

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Bear
  2. Charlie
  3. Max
  4. Cooper
  5. Duke
  6. Rocky
  7. Zeus
  8. Tucker
  9. Hank
  10. Moose

For Females

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Sadie
  4. Lucy
  5. Daisy
  6. Penny
  7. Stella
  8. Bailey
  9. Ruby
  10. Roxy

Common Locations

  1. California, United States
  2. Texas, United States
  3. Florida, United States
  4. New York, United States
  5. Washington, United States
  6. North Carolina, United States
  7. Pennsylvania, United States
  8. Colorado, United States
  9. Illinois, United States
  10. Georgia, United States

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