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Breed Group: Working
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The Rottweiler has origins that are unknown, however it probably descended from the Italian Mastiff. During the Middle Ages, the Rottweiller was commonly used as a herd dog. The Rottweiler became nearly extinct in the 1800's, but made a wonderful comeback in the early twentieth century by breeders in Stuttgart. The Rottweiler today is used for a variety of things such as tracking, herding, watch dogging, police work, obedience trails, as well as guarding which he does exceptionally well in.
The Rottweiler can be a very fun loving dog, however he is very powerful and can be serious at times. Early obedience training and socialization is a must. This breed can be very territorial and protective of their family and their environment. Rottweilers can be very intimidating, still retaining an undeserving reputation as a vicious and/or mean dog, however they do extremely well in a family environment.
The temperament of the Rottweiler can vary. Some can be very affectionate and somewhat of a clown, while others can be bullies. It is critical that this breed is socialized at an early age. Rottweilers can do well with children if raised around them, but should be supervised around small children due to their sheer size and power. The Rottweiler can do well around other dogs, however can be somewhat combative and can show aggression if not socialized properly as this is a very protective breed of both their family and their territory.
The Rottweiler has a short and glossy coat that is relatively easy to groom. An average shedding breed, brushing with a firm bristle brush regularly should remove any excess hair or dead hairs. Bathing too often will remove the natural oils from the coat and/or skin. Dry shampooing is used by many Rottweiler owners as well as breeders so they are not to remove the essential oils in this breeds coat.
The Rottweiler has an outer coat that is short, straight, dense and of medium length. The coat should always be coarse to the touch. The undercoat should be present around the neck and thighs. Coat should never be wavy or curly. The Rottweiler has one of the most noticeable coats with the distinct black and bright rust coloring along their legs, underbelly and muzzle.
Rottweilers are very eager to earn and will excel if given the opportunity. Obedience training is a must as this breed can become destructive without enough stimulation. A firm and dominant hand must be used when training this powerful breed. The Rottweiler is extremely intelligent and does well in many different sports and trials, but can also be stubborn. Obedience classes are recommended, but not always required.
The Rottweiler should have at least a large sized yard. They aren't really active indoors, so they need plenty of exercise outdoors, off lead preferably. This breed loves long walks and should have at least two long walks per day totaling at least two hours of exercise per day.
Male: 85-135; Female: 80-100 lbs
Male: 24-27; Female: 22-25 inches
black with tan markings
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How much do Rottweiler puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Rottweiler varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Rottweiler puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Rottweilers sold is $1,525.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Rottweiler with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,000 upwards to $9,500 or even more for a Rottweiler with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Rottweilers sold is $1,000.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,525.00
Average Price: $1,000.00
Top Quality: $3,000.00 to $9,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 18065 Rottweiler puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Rottweiler puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Rottweilers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Rottweiler Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 18065 Rottweiler dogs.
  • 1. Rott
  • 2. Bella
  • 3. Bear
  • 4. Max
  • 5. Daisy
  • 6. Rocky
  • 7. Duke
  • 8. Beauty
  • 9. Sasha
  • 10. Roxy
  • 11. Tank
  • 12. Sadie
  • 13. Diesel
  • 14. Harley
  • 15. Tyson
  • 16. Axel
  • 17. Vulcan
  • 18. Justice
  • 19. Chase
  • 20. Ruby

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I am a extreme lover of Rottweilers and I have been training them since 2001. I am also a Breeder and I imported my lines from some of the best kennels in the world. I follow ADRK and AKC standards and my pups parents are all health checked and cleared for any genetic diseases. I breed healthy dogs from some of the best show and working lines in the world. I pride myself on having all documentation on my dogs covering health, working, and show certifications. My pups are priced at $2,000 except 1st pick female and male which are $2800. All pups that are not show quality will be $1500. What you get for the price: 1. You get 1 healthy beautiful show quality pup. 2. Contractual agreement covering the 2 year guarantee against any major genetic diseases. 3. Health certificate 4. AKC registration documents 5. Food sample As far as you showing the pup that is at your discretion. Pup will be 8 weeks when you can pick him/her. Price is determined by look and conformation. Best regards, Otto Terry ‪‬

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Anonymous asked:
My Rottweiler is now 13 yrs old. He has just recently been showing signs of instability, slow to rise up, with having use of his front legs to push himself up , as his hind legs have become week. I don't want him to suffer with pain if he's having any. I'm having a hard time myself not knowing his level of pain if any vs the thought of having to put him down so he doesn't suffer w/ pain. It's so hard making this decision. He's been the greatest Dog that any person could ask for!



I'm sorry to hear about your old boy. It is never easy to see our beloved pets grow old and there is always the worry about pain and whether putting them down is better or not. The main thing I keep focused on with my clients dogs and my own dogs is quality over quantity. If your dog is having more good days than bad, if he is still wagging his tail and enjoying your company, then you know he is still okay. It is best to contact your vet for a visit to discuss pain management, as there are medications for dogs to help with pain to keep them comfortable in their old age.


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Anonymous asked:
How hard is it to train these Rottweilers?



The Rottweiler is the football player of the dog world. Give them a goal, exercise, support and then point them in the direction you want them to go. This breed is loyal, loving and a little bit stubborn, as we all are at time. However, if you put the work into this breed, you will get your return ten-fold. Using positive reinforcement training and consistency, you will get a well trained and well behaved dog. Just don't forget the treats and lots, and I mean lots of socialization. Take your pup with you everywhere and let him/her get used to everything/everyone. No person, animal, or situation too big or little. The more you do within the first year of his/her life, the more adjusted and better behaved your dog will be.


"Take your pup with you everywhere and let him/her get used to everything/everyone. No person, animal, or situation too big or little. The more you do within the first year of his/her life, the more adjusted and better behaved your dog will be." There was never a truer statement than that when it comes to the Rottweiler, I believe. They are naturally social but can be turned into very suspicious dogs if left alone too much and no social time with people OR dogs. Take your pup to day care twice a week for a couple of hours. They will love it and you will too.

Anonymous asked:
My Rottweiler is 9 months old. How much food should he be eating? Is any table food good for him or does that start bad habits? Is there any way to control his snoring?

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First off, you should not be feeding your dog any human/table food. None of it is good for him. All of it is too high in salt, sugar and calories that will not only make him ill but will start bad habits. There is nothing you can do to control your dogs snoring, dogs snore, they all do. Enjoy it because it means your dog is sleeping peacefully and they are comfortable with whom is in the home/room with them while they sleep. As for feeding, it all depends on what brand of food you are feeding your dog. The best food to feed him is a high quality, grain-free diet. There are many different brands of food to choose from, all with different price tags. On the bags themselves, there will be a guide line for how much you should be feeding your dog of that food. Every dog is different, the food, your dogs activity level and eating habits will ultimately be the deciding factor as to how much he should be eating.

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I noticed the Rottweilers in the pictures all have tails, is that the new AKC standard? My deceased male Rottweiler had a bobbed tail when I purchased him 20 years ago?



The AKC, UKC and CKC set standard for the Rottweiler breed if the dog is to be shown in confirmation shows is that the dog must have a docked tail. It is common practice now with breeders to only dock the tails of puppies that will be used as breeding dogs/show dogs. Pet dogs normally have their tails left natural not only so that the puppy does not have to go through the unnecessary docking; but to distinguish the dogs from show-potential stock to pet stock.


Natural tail is the European standard. In many if those countries, it is illegal to crop a tail unless being amputated for injury or deformity. Supposedly, AKC has sent out memos to the judges informing then that dogs with Natural tails are not supposed to be disqualified nor down rated for having a natural tail. However, that memo does not give a dog a pass card for a disqualifying tail, nor does it mean that AKC judges will abide by this memo. After all, many have cropped tailed Rotts themselves amd would naturally be protective of their own financial interests. There are certain tail issues that, in and of itself, will disqualify a dog... such as a sabre (circular) tail that circles around and rests on the dog's bag. That is a show disqualification in European dog shows as well. I am not sure how the AKC can punish a dog and its owner for refusing to mutilate the dog by cropping its tail.


I have to disagree with the above anonymous answer to your question. It is actually the countries in Europe that do not bob the tails of their Rotts. I know the breeder I get my breeding Rotts from has her dog's tails bobbed in Germany as tiny newborns under 5 days old as is the time frame here when she has picked out a male or female breeder. The price and when asked she can honestly tell her customers that her dogs are German Rotts. I hope this helps.

Anonymous asked:
Are Rottweiler's good with kids?

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The Rottweiler breed is a powerful, loyal companion dog that with the right breeding, socialization and training can be good with children. However, all three of those said before must be done to ensure a well-balanced dog. The Rottie is a large breed of dog that has a moderate to moderate-high prey drive and children are quick, loud and squeaky. Not saying the dog would intentionally hurt a child, but the dog could easily knock a child over without a second thought. A well balanced and well bred Rottie will have a calm temperament and lower prey drive. They will take socializing with children at a young age (as a puppy) easily and adapt to the changes children make over the years as they grow with stride, A well balanced and well bred Rottie will also be accepting of Positive Reinforcement training to learn the basic commands and how to respect children/people of all ages without any negative reactions such as dominance or challenging. All in all, if you acquire a Rottweiler from a responsible, reputable, and knowledgeable breeder that has healthy, well balanced stock and socialize your puppy with many different ages/types of children and how they act. Coupled with firm, but Positive Reinforcement training techniques then a Rottie will be a wonderful companion and loyal protector of the family, including the children.

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Updated: 5/25/2022