American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Rottweiler


History

Developed prior to the 1800's from Mastiff bloodlines, the Rottweiler was used for herding, messages, guarding, and police work in Europe. Today, this breed is extremely popular in the USA and used for guarding, companionship, Schutzhund training, police work and search and rescue.

Appearance

The Rottweiler is a large breed dog with males and females measuring 22-27 inches in height and weighing 85-130 pounds in weight. This breed can be extremely large in size and very intimidating in appearance. This breed has a large, broad and round shaped head that forms into a rectangular muzzle with a scissor bite. Their nose is large and black in color. Their two almond shaped eyes are a light hazel to black in color and sometimes bi color. Their two ears are pendant shaped and hang alongside of their face, slightly forward. Their four legs are long and thick. Their body is long and rectangular. Their tail is generally cropped to two inches in length and held tightly to the body. When left natural, their tail is long and tapers to a thin point. This breed has a single layer, thick coat of hair that is hard to the touch and available in a black with rust/tan markings on their legs, face, chest and eye brows. A certain gene in some puppies results in a solid red, with tan markings.

Temperament

The Rottweiler is an extremely loyal, brave and strong dog in personality. This breed isn't meant for first time dog owners, and requires an owner with dog experience, as well as the ability to remain pack leader at all times. The Rottweiler will stop at no boundaries to protect the family within the home that they have grown up with. It is important to have early socialization and obedience classes to ensure the proper learning foundation for the future relationship with both you and your new Rottweiler. This breed requires a good amount of daily physical and mental exercise to remain calm and obedient while indoors with family. Tolerant of pain and even tempered, this breed does excellent with children of all ages that he or she grows up around. This breed can become extremely protective of its family, so be sure to always keep this in mind when friends and family members who don't often visit come by.

Grooming

This breed does shed daily. Daily brushing and bathing when needed.

Special Notes

Please note this breed requires a properly fenced in yard. This breed isn't meant for everyone. Please fully research yourself about the Rottweiler prior to adding one to your family to ensure you are able to provide life long physical and financial care. This breed is prone to hip and joint issues, ACL injuries, and does snore. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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