Level: Moderate to high
drover, guardian, draft
Behaviour and character. Being good natured, placid in basic
disposition and fond of children, he is very devoted, obedient,
biddable and eager to work. His appearance is natural and rustic,
his behaviour self assured, steady and fearless. He reacts to his
surroundings with great alertness.
Rottweiler breeders aim at a dog of abundant strength, black coated
with clearly defined rich tan markings, whose powerful appearance
does not lack nobility and which is exceptionally well suited to
being a Companion, Service and Working dog.
for: Active people & families.
Black with Tan on designated areas
Short & fine.
Appearance: The Rottweiler is a medium to large size,
stalwart dog, neither heavy nor light and neither leggy or weedy.
His correctly proportioned, compact and powerful build leads to
the conclusion of great strength, agility and endurance.
The Rottweiler comes down from
the Asian mastiff family.
In the town of Rottweil; southern Germany they were used to drive
stock to and from market and the farmers also used them to guard
the property. At one stage they were known as butcher dogs, as they
were used to haul carts for the butchers and cattle dealers.
Nowadays, these dogs are used by the police and by the army for
With firm but not harsh training from an early age these dogs make
loyal loving companions. They are highly intelligent, and not a
dog that enjoys being locked away, they would much rather be with
and around their family.
the short coat is easy to look after, wash when needed and brush
now and then.
they love to work or exercise, they thrive on it, so make sure you
can give them plenty of time to keep them active and happy.
This breed is generally sound but some can suffer from hip and elbow
dysplasia, and some eyes problems. For Diet and other general dog
health information Health/Nutrition