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Standard Rottweiler Characteristics
About the Rottweiler
The Rottweiler was developed in Germany as a general-purpose working dog.
Today, the Rottweiler is used mainly as both a companion dog and a guard dog.
Rottweilers are very serious dogs that are always "on duty". They love to be with their family but are very protective of their property. These dogs are excellent guard dogs who will not hesitate to protect what is theirs. They are intelligent dogs who learn quickly but need to be trained at a young age die to their protective nature. They are very calm and collected at all times but when in public should be kept on a leash because they can become aggressive with other dogs. These dogs make great family pets and they are great with children.
This dog has a pronounced head with sharp features. They have almond shaped dark eyes, high set triangular ears, a broad muzzle with tight fitting lips and powerful jaw line. Their body is very muscular. They have a thick neck, broad chest, flat back. Their tail is characteristically docked at the first or second vertebrae. Their legs are long and straight while their feet are compact with well-arched toes and thick toe pads. Their short coat is shiny and has the distinct coloring of black with rust colored markings above the eyes, on the muzzle, chest and legs.
This breed is prone to dysplasia and entropion.
Rottweiler's need a lot of exercise but will do fine in an apartment. They prefer to be indoors with their family instead of in a kennel when at home.
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