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Rottweiler

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.

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