We explain what the Rottweiler is like and what the personality of this dog is like. Also, what are its characteristics and advice for its upbringing.
What is a Rottweiler?
The Rottweiler is a breed of dog that originated in Germany . Many say that it descends from the Vabarian herder although others maintain that it comes from the Molossians in Germany during the Roman invasions. In the Middle Ages and in the town of Rottweil in southern Germany, this dog was characterized by its strength and bravery. For this reason he was used as a herd keeper.
The Rottweiler has a vigorous and compact appearance . It has great strength , agility and has a harmonious proportion. Although this dog participated in breed clubs since 1907, recognition of the breed would only come in 1966. But it was only in 1970 that it became known worldwide.
The historical nickname “ butcher dog ” is due to the fact that an important organization of people whose profession was that of butchers, adopted it as their favorite dog. From there he earned that nickname.
Rottweiler physical makeup
It has a highly developed forechest and its body, in general, is very muscular in appearance.
The Rottweiler is the smartest and easiest breed to train.
- Loyalty. He shows great devotion to his master. Although many maintain the contrary, the characteristics of the race show that, in general, they are very patient with children, especially if they are within the close family circle.
- Training. It is considered to be the smartest and easiest breed to train. To ensure that they have unalterable obedience, it is essential to give them a young education, showing firmness in their actions but without aggression or brutality since they understand the orders very well without resorting to blows.
- Silent. He is rather quiet and very observant. They are extremely guardian and can be aggressive towards strangers.
Rottweiler health problems
In general, this breed tends to have problems with hip dysplasia . Also some dogs tend to have narrowing of the eyelids (Estropion).
Also, they like to eat more than necessary . This easily makes you overweight, which often leads to snoring.
Rottweiler temperament and education
The Rottweiler has a strong and dominant temperament.
It is a tough and robust breed. Serene, balanced, calm, courageous and independent although he has a strong and dominant temperament. Mostly this characteristic is observed more in males.
He has black nails and round, arched feet . Generally the tail is cut off leaving only the first 2 vertebrae. Anyway, this is still an aesthetic detail and you can choose not to cut his tail.
In certain areas the coat of the Rottweiler is light brown or reddish.
It has short, hard and thick hair . Smooth, abundant and mostly black in color. Although in certain areas (such as the cheeks, neck or legs) it has fur that varies towards light brown or reddish brown.
The male is between 61 to 68 cm . While the female is slightly smaller measuring between 56 to 67 cm.
Rottweiler body weight
In the male the average weight is 50 kg . And in the female it is 42 kg.
Rottweiler head, eyes and ears
The rottweiler skull is slightly convex.
His head is very robust and strong. As a distinguishing feature it has a very powerful jaw . Its slightly convex skull. His eyes are medium-sized almond-shaped and dark brown in color. Their ears are harmonious, with a forward inclination, hanging.
Recommendations for its upbringing
It requires a lot of space and a daily workout. He does not like to be tied up or locked up . It is best to walk or jog on a daily basis. As a particular characteristic, they suffer a lot from the heat and love to find lost things (objects).
The life expectancy of the Rottweiler is between 11 and 12 years, on average.
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