Best family
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Kid friendly
Best watch
Easy to train
Low shedding
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Breed Information
Popularity (2015) #9
Name Rottweiler
Other names Rottie, Rott
Origin Germany
Breed Group Working (AKC:1931)Guardian Dog (UKC)
Size Medium to Large
Type Purebred
Life span 8-11 years
Temperament AlertCourageousFearlessGood-naturedIndependentIntelligentLoyalProtective
Height Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm) Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm)
Weight Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg) Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg)
Colors Black & MahoganyBlack & RustBlack & Tan
Litter Size 8-12 puppies
Puppy Price Average $1200 - $2000 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 3 stars
Apartment Friendly 3 stars
Barking Tendencies 1 starsRare
Cat Friendly 3 stars
Child Friendly 2 starsNot Good with Kids: In isolation, this dog breed might not be the best option for kids. However, to mitigate the risks, have the puppy grow up with kids and provide it with plenty of pleasant and relaxed experiences with them. This breed is also shy toward other pets and shy toward strangers.
Dog Friendly 1 stars
Exercise Needs 3 stars
Grooming 1 starsLow Maintenance: Grooming is only necessary once in a while to maintain upkeep.
Health Issues 3 starsHypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 5 starsRanking: #9
Playfulness 3 stars
Shedding Level 1 starsMinimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.
Stranger Friendly 1 stars
Trainability 5 starsEasy Training: Training will be enjoyable. This dog is inclined to listen to commands and obey its owner. This breed will require fewer repetitions to obey specific instructions, pleasing owners who like to see quick results.
Watchdog Ability 5 starsGreat Watchdog Ability: This dog will bark and alert its owners when an intruder is present. It exhibits very protective behavior, acts fearless toward any aggressor, and will do what it takes to guard and protect its family.
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Puppy Names
Rank Male Female
01 Max Bella
02 Riley Daisy
03 Gus Sasha
04 Buster Molly
05 Leo Emma
06 Oscar Sadie
07 Cooper Gracie
08 Rusty Ellie
09 Jack Katie
10 Bandit Lulu

The Rottweiler is a medium-large breed, slightly longer than it is tall and robust with a powerful, substantial build. It combines the abilities necessary to drive cattle for long distances as well as serve as a formidable guard dog — jobs that entail great strength, agility and endurance. Its trot is sure and powerful, with strong reach and drive. Its coat is straight, coarse and dense. Its expression reflects the Rottweiler at its best — noble, alert and self-assured.

Confident, bold, alert and imposing, the Rottweiler is a popular choice for its ability to protect. As befitting its self-assured nature, it tends to be headstrong and stubborn and is often domineering. It is reserved, often wary, toward strangers. It may be overly protective if it perceives that its family is being threatened, and it may also attempt to "herd" children. This is a powerful breed that needs socialization, consistent training and daily exercise to be the best it can be — a loyal family member and guardian.

The Rottweiler (affectionately called 'Rottie') originates in the Roman Empire, where it was used to herd cattle. The name derives from the small town of Rottweil, Germany. The Rottweiler nearly went extinct in the 1800's, but today it has come back in popularity and is used as a police dog, guard dog, herd dog, and tracker. It is a very strong, courageous, seemingly invulnerable breed. Famous fictional Rottweilers include the puppet Triumph the Insult Comic Dog from The Conan O' Brien Show and the family pet in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
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