meet theRottweiler

Robust and powerful, the Rottweiler is happiest when given a job to perform. His intelligence, endurance and willingness to work make him suitable as a police dog, herder, service dog, therapy dog, obedience competitor and devoted companion. An inherent protector, the Rottweiler is self-confident and responds quietly and with a wait-and-see attitude to influences in his environment. He must be medium in size and his coat is black with rust to mahogany markings.

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theHistory

Training &Temperament

​No one told him that he’s not a toy breed, so at some point he’s going to plop onto your lap for a cuddle. Because of his original job as a super-smart and confident guardian, though, you’ll need to put in the time to train him and teach him solid social skills and harness his natural territorial instincts in a positive way. He has to know that you’re in charge, even if he is twice your size. Your hard work will be rewarded with a loyal, loving best friend.

  • Children

    Yes

    95% agree

  • Other Pets

    Yes

    90%agree

  • Training

    Yes

    98% agree

  • Time Alone

    Yes

    61% agree

Did You Know?

The Rottweiler is one of the descendents of Roman drover dogs.

Eventually, in the early 20th century, the reinvigorated Rottweiler remerged as a police dog

The Rottweiler was admitted to the AKC Stud Book in 1931.

The Rottweiler parent club was founded in 1971.

In these years (1901-07) the Rottweiler again found favor as a police dog.

The annals of cynology make no further mention of the breed until 1901 when a combined Rottweiler and Leonberger Club was formed.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.

Colors

Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black & Mahogany 013
Black & Rust 015
Black & Tan 018

Markings

Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code