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They are fearless and when trained properly, they are very protective of their family.

  • Origin:

    Germany

  • Average size:

    Medium to Large

  • Weight Range:

    Male: 50 - 60 kg

    Female: 35 - 48 kg

    Height Range:

    Male: 61 - 69 cm

    Female: 56 - 63 cm

  • Lifespan:

    8 - 10 years

    Bred For:

    They were originally bred to drive cattle to market and pull butchers' carts

  • Characteristics:

    They are good-natured, self-assured, devoted and obedient.

    Compatibility With Pets/Children:

    Rottweilers are good with children, especially when raised with them. They get along with other pets if trained from puppyhood.

  • Health Risks:

    Hip dysplasia, elbow dyplasia, aortic stenosis/sub-aortic stenosis (AS/SAS), osteosarcoma, gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), also called bloat or torsion, panosteitis (pano), hypothyroidism, allergies.

    Grooming Requirements:

    They require to be brushed once a week.

  • Exercise Requirements:

    They require up to two hours of exercise every day.

    Nutritional Requirements:

    They require a diet that is rich in protein with a moderate level of fat and low levels of carbohydrates.