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