Rottweiler Puppies for Sale
Overview: The Rottweiler is an energetic and somewhat playful breed. It likes to be around its owner to both play and to guard. It doesn't get along well with other dog breeds and doesn't like other pets. Very wary of strangers, the Rottweiler doesn't trust anyone it doesn't know at first. It responds well with training and likes challenges. It can make the perfect watch and protect dog. Grooming isn't much of a problem. It can resist cold environments quite well but doesn't do as well in warmer climates.
Temperament: Being bold and always alert to its surroundings, the Rottweiler is the ideal guard dog and is commonly chosen for that task. Often considered to be domineering and stubborn, it may be overly protective. It is reserved around and commonly wary of all strangers. It may try to herd children while protecting them if it feels they are being threatened. This dog needs to have training to learn how to behave and daily exercise to both stay in shape and to use up its energy.
History: It is unrecorded as to when this breed was first brought about however its place of origin was Germany. It is thought that the ancestors of this dog were the Roman Drover Dogs used for driving and guarding herds while walking with Roman soldiers. There may have been several Roman Marches that led into Southern Germany at the time. At some point some of these Roman Drover Dogs settled in Germany and bred with other dogs there. Over the centuries the results of the breeding still produced good herding dogs and continued to increase in popularity in Rottweil, Germany. This city began to grow and became the center for cattle commerce. The breed that was created so far using the Drover dogs were known as the Rottweiler Metzgerhund (Butcher Dog), and were used to protect the money earned by the shop keepers. They also served as draft animals. This kept up until the mid-19th century when cattle driving was outlawed and the dogs were replaced with donkey carts and railroads. With little purpose for this dog it fell into a decline that was so severe that the breed was nearly lost forever. When certain dog fanciers realized this they worked together to keep the breed alive and formed a club around the beginning of the 20th century. This club didn't last long however, but it did form a breed standard that was used for future clubs. In 1907 two more clubs were created. These two clubs combined into one club 14 years later and started to compete in AKC dog shows. Today, in the United States, the Rottweiler is among the most popular of breeds.
Names: The Rottweiler isn't known by any other name.
Groups: The Rottweiler was formally recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 and assigned to the Working Group.
Physical Characteristics: The average adult Rottweiler can be 22 to 27 inches in height and can weigh between 80 and 135 lb. A robust and powerful looking breed, this muscular canine has an alert look. The outer coat of this dog is straight, rough and thick. It lays flat to the body and is normally at a medium length. The color of this breed is a black with red-brown marks.
Care: Daily exercise, both in body and in mind, is needed for the Rottweiler. Long walks, jogs or a vigorous game do well for it. Obedience lessons for this dog are a must if it is to behave properly. It likes to be in cooler weather and could become overheated when in hot conditions. It could live outside in colder climates but it does need to have a lot of human interaction. Coat brushing is appropriate when dead hair is evident.