Widely considered the oldest of the European dog breeds, the Rottweiler’s history goes all the way back to the time of the Roman Empire. Raised primarily as a “shepherd” dog this breed has been used through out the centuries both as a guard dog and attack dog. At the beginning of the 19Th. century this breed was used extensively as a police dog although it is nowadays also considered a fine companion dog. Affectionate, docile and stable this dog is always on the alert for possible trouble and will intervene the moment it feels that there is a need to. Enjoys the company of children and is very playful with them.
Exercise: This dog needs good frequent exercise and though it does better outside (where it can sleep without worry) it can also adapt to sleeping inside, as long as its exercise requirements are faithfully met.
Specialized care: Its coat needs little more than a periodic going over with a damp cloth to get rid of surface dirt and dead hairs.
- Males and Females: 60 to 65 centimeters and 50 kilos
Appropriate for: Great for someone looking for an excellent guard dog. The Rottweiler is always ready to react to anything it views as a threat to its master or “family.” It is normally very tolerant of children but strong energetic dog needs to receive good firm training at the hands of a professional in order to bring out to the fore all of its good qualities. Doesn’t always get along well with other animals. The male Rottweiler is not recommended for first time dog owners.