The Rottwieler was developed in the German town of Rottweil by crossing native dogs with the herding dogs that accompanied the Roman legions. It was known as a butcher's dog, used for herding and guarding the cattle and guarding master and property. In 1910, the Rottwieler was officially recognized as a police dog in Germany. Today the Rottweiler is a guardian, companion, and working dog.
This powerful, muscular breed has a short, black, thick coat with tan or mahogany markings. The Rottweiler grows to a height of 23-27" and weighs 90-110 pounds. The breed is protective, dominant, steady, and obedient.
Official recognition: FCI Group 2, AKC Group 3 - Working Dogs, CKC Group 3 - Working Dogs, KC Non-Sporting - Working Group, ANKC Group 6 - Utility.
A non-breeding kennel dedicated to breed education and rescue with puppy pictures, articles, and health information.
Online magazine for Rottweiler enthusiasts.
German magazine features regular updates, show results, a puppy section, classifieds, dogs for adoption, and a monthly poll. [English/German]
Information including history, standards, health concerns, care, and temperament.
Newsletter, rescue, breed bans, K-9 Koolers, K-9 Sulkies, and merchandise.
An on-line publication about the breed.
Online version of the quarterly magazine covering international events involving the breed. Upcoming issue contents, selected articles in PDF format, subscription information, and links.
Care tips, how to choose a dog, breed history and standard, and forums.
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