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Rottweiler Appearance:

Both the German Rottweiler and the American Rottweiler are regal looking dogs, and at first glance appear almost identical. The easiest way to spot the difference between the German Rottweiler and American Rottweiler is simply to the look at the tail! Rottweilers with tails are considered German Rottweilers due to the strict no-docking rule of the Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler­-Klub. American Rottweilers often have their tails docked as puppies.

The Rottweiler puppy is an average weight of 65 to75 pounds at six months. An adult Rottweiler can weigh over 150 pounds. The biggest Rottweiler weighed in at 195 pounds! The Rottweiler dog breed doesn’t shed, and it has a short, manageable coat. Rotties are black with brown markings. They also have brown markings above their eyes — like little rust-colored eyebrows!

Although it’s exceptionally rare, there are white Rottweiler dogs. The white version is the elusive albino Rottweiler. Albino Rottweilers are caused by a lack of melanin, which can affect other animals — even crocodiles! Sadly, albino Rottweilers often suffer from health defects, such as a poor immune system. However, they’re still considered pure breeds. Popular Rottweiler mix combinations include Rottweiler pitbull mix or Rottweiler German Shepherd mix. These mixes are the red Rottweiler, blue Rottweiler, and long haired Rottweiler, but they are not considered pure breeds. Additionally, miniature Rottweilers are also a mix of breeds and not AKC recognized.

Rottweiler Temperament:

A Rottweiler is an amazing athlete, and possess incredible strength.. They require an owner with the physical capability of controlling a large, sometimes stubborn, breed of dog.

A popular question with prospective owners is, “are Rottweilers dangerous?” Rottweilers are often misunderstood because they are considered an attack breed. Due to their size and power, an angry Rottweiler can be dangerous. But this is often caused by negligent and abusive owners. Rottweiler attacks are very rare, and for the most part the Rottweiler personality is calm, confident, with an inherent wariness of strangers. Rotties have an unparalleled devotion to their family, which can lead to over-protectiveness unless socialized as a puppy. For these reasons, the Rottweiler breed often makes the best family guard dog.

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Fun Rottweiler Fact:

The Rottweiler bite force is among the highest of all dogs!

Rottweilers were originally called ‘Rottweiler Metzgerhund,” which translates to Rottweil Butcher’s Dogs, for their ability to herd livestock and transport carts of butchered meat.