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Rottweiler overview

The Rottweiler originated in Rottweil, South Germany, as a cattle drover and guard. Suitable for the urban environment, it makes a good family dog and guard dog. The coarse, flat coat requires very little grooming. Easily obedience trained, but can show its temper and is not good with other dogs. Will require a lot of exercise. 

Other known names for Rottweiler

Rott, Rottie



Breed Group

Working Group

Biological data

Male: 50–60 kg.
110–130 lbs.
Female: 35–48 kg.
77–110 lbs.
Male: 61–69 cm.
24–27 inches.
Female: 56–63 cm.
22–25 inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
Black with clearly defined markings as follows: a spot over each eye, on cheeks, as a strip around each side of muzzle, but not on bridge of nose, on throat, two clear triangles on either side of the breast bone, on forelimbs from carpus downward to toes, on inside of hindlimbs from hock to toes, but not completely eliminating black from back of legs, under tail.
Colour of markings from rich tan to mahogany and should not exceed 10% of body colour.
White marking is highly undesirable.
Black pencil markings on toes are desirable.
Undercoat is gray, fawn, or black.

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Rottweiler – Breed standard

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Rottweiler references and further reading

Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub 


United States Rottweiler Club
American Rottweiler Club
Rottweiler UK  
The Rottweiler Club
Rottweiler Rescue Trust
Rottweilers Direct
Rottweiler Rescue and Rehoming

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AP-13CEAL - Rottweiler near shore
Photo © Animal Photography, Tara Gregg