The Rottweiler is a beloved dog breed known for its loyal, confident, protective temperament and short, dense coat. Classified as a working breed, the Rottweiler is a large dog with an average weight of 80-135 pounds and a height of 22-27 inches.
This breed typically has a 8-10 year life span and requires high amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Rottweiler has moderate grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Rottweiler’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Rottweiler Breed Information
Breed Group: working
Average Weight (lbs): 80-135
Average Height (in): 22-27
Life Expectancy (years): 8-10
Daily Sleep: 8-10 hours
Coat Type: short, dense
Coat Colors: black with tan markings
Rottweiler Temperament and Personality
Temperament: loyal, confident, protective
Trainability: highly trainable, requires consistency in training
Exercise Needs: high
Grooming Needs: moderate
Common Health Issues: hip and elbow dysplasia, bloat, osteosarcoma
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.