The Rottweiler is a companion dog, service dog, and working dog that originated in Germany. The breed is especially well-known as a guard dog.

Appearance & Grooming

The Rottweiler is a large dog with a sturdy and muscular body. The breed has a thick and rough double coat in black, rust, mahogany, and tan. The Rottweiler sheds seasonally and requires weekly brushing when shedding.

Behavior & Disposition

The Rottweiler is alert, loyal, confident, courageous, and protective. They tend to play well with older children. However, adult supervision is recommended when playing with younger children and other dogs.

Activity Level

The Rottweiler has a moderate activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Rottweiler should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks. It is recommended to feed them well-formulated food as they age.


The Rottweiler is an intelligent and stubborn dog. A combination of consistency, dedication, and positive reinforcement is an effective way to train this breed. Early socialization and obedience training are also recommended.

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