KC Group: working
Good with children?: seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: lots
Good guard dogs?: yes
Moulting level: low
Jogging partner: yes
Now considered the classic guard dog and blessed with an excellent working heritage. The Rottweiler is an intelligent dog and when not treated and trained with the respect they are due their behaviour can turn aggressive and due to their size and power they can be rather terrifying. With proper care however they can make a wonderful companion being incredibly loyal and protective.
The Rottweiler will become devoted to their owner, generally calm and balanced disposition, they will rarely bark without good cause. The Breed Standard describes them as "self-assured and fearless".
Around 63-69cm for dogs and 58-64cm for bitches. The Breed Standard states that height should always be considered in relation to their general appearance.
A generally healthy breed although due to their size they are prone to Bloat, Hip Dysplasia and heart conditions.
The most important point relating to the care of a Rottweiler is how the owner treats them. With a good, careful socialization process and firm, clear obedience training they can make wonderful companion breeds. It is when people mistreat and provoke aggression in the breed that they develop an aggressive streak. The Rottweiler will try to assert its dominance over its owners.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.
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