Rottweiler Breed Profile


Among the endearing traits of the Rottweiler is that they are calm, trainable, courageous, devoted, protective, serious, steady, confident, loving, rewarding, mellow, and intelligent.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog can be good for older children. It wouldn't be good for small children simply due to the dogs massive size, they may knock a small child down.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 85 to 130 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with Rottweilers include but are not limited to hip dysplasia, snoring, entropion, and ACL damage.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Shedding is average, brush weekly.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. These dogs need to exercise and work. There's no such thing as too much work or exercise when it comes to this breed of dog! Best Owner has a large yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay around $2,000+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog is very protective of their owner.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good guard dog.

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