Rottweiler stands up to 27 inches at the shoulder and has a harsh, shiny,
black coat with tan or brown markings. He is a powerful dog with a sturdy
build. As befits a working guard dog, he has great strength, agility, and
dogs, Rottweilers like to have something to do. Herding, competing in obedience, tracking, search and rescue, or retrieving
the newspaper are all jobs at which Rottweilers excel. First time
dog owners should think twice about this breed as they have a dominant
nature. Training should therefore begin early and be firm and consistent.
The owner of a Rottweiler must be a strong leader who must be in control
at all times.
Fealess and confident, the Rottweiler is an effective guard
dog, loyal and determined, who will defend his family and
property vigorously. However, it is never recommended that strong,
naturally dominant dogs be left unsupervised with children. He may be aggressive towards other dogs and should be
socialized at an early age. It is imperative that prospective owners
properly research and reference check breeders to ensure that their dogs
have not been bred to be overly aggressive.
As a working dog, this breed is used to being
active and requires a lot of exercise.