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Rottweiler Breed Fact Sheet

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Rottweiler Breed Information

Group 6: Utility

Energy Level: Moderate to high

Original Function: Cattle drover, guardian, draft

Temperament: 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.

Characteristics: 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.

Recommended for: Active people & families.

Lifespan: 10-12 years

 

Height: 56-68cm (22"-28")

Colour: Black with Tan on designated areas

Coat: Short & fine.

General 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 defense purposes.
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.

Grooming- the short coat is easy to look after, wash when needed and brush now and then.

Exercise- 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.

Health- 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

 

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Other information on this breed

Websites:

Clubs:

ROTTWEILER CLUB OF VICTORIA INC.
www.rottweilerclubofvictoria.com

ROTTWEILER CLUB OF QLD
www.rcqld.net

ROTTWEILER CLUB OF NSW
http://www.rcnsw.com/site/default.asp?id=1

ROTTWEILER CLUB OF SA
www.rottweilerclubsa.com.au

WEST COAST ROTTWEILER CLUB OF WA Inc
http://wcrc.org.au



 

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