Rottweiler – The Butcher’s Dog
Temperament: Confident Guardian, Loyal and Loving
Colors & Markings: Black & Mahogany, Black & Rust, Black & Tan
Height: 23-26 inches (male), 21-24 inches (female)
Weight: 45-60 kg (male), 40-55 kg (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Working Group
Before getting Rottweiler puppy in Chandigarh and Jalandhar, let us get know about this breed first.
Rottweiler is one of the oldest breeds around the world. The Roman soldiers used them, and they called them as Roman Dover Dogs. They would genuinely protect the cattle and protect the troops at night time when they slept. They would herd the cattle along their way. One of the stops that they made along the way was Rockwell, Germany. There are the Butchers who liked these dogs, and the Butchers would take a handbag and wrap it around their neck and put their money in there, and that’s where they would keep it. That’s why they got the name the Butcher Dog. The Rottweiler’s original purpose was to herd cattle. It was an original herding dog.
Today, they’re not probably using them so much for herding cattle, but some people are using them for carting. Today, there’s a lot of security places that use them. They are used for law enforcement, military. A lot of places have stopped using them because the bite force is so hard. They were breaking the arms instead of just taking down the guys.
The Rottweiler is an excellent pet. They are super protective of their family, but yet very social. They love kids, they like other animals, and they’re a low maintenance dog. They shed twice a year, and they don’t need a lot of maintenance. They need to get out every day. The Rottweilers like to eat, but if you feed them too much, they can get fat and obese. We want to keep them at a beautiful, healthy, working weight where you can see the V in the back.
We want to keep them at a beautiful, healthy weight. Rottweiler should not be over 130 pounds, for a male, 135 pounds, fully grown and for female, 115 pounds.
So it’s essential to socialize this breed at a young age to get them used to people, sounds, noises, distractions. We highly, highly recommend this. It’s also essential to train the dogs.
The breed has an undercoat, and they need this in the winter time for the colder states. They tend to shed twice a year, and you can rake this out by giving them a nice bath.
Rottweiler’s life expectancy is the average is 8-10 years. Good food, vitamins will give them a good healthy life.
Some of the known health problems associated with the breed are hip dysplasia and cancer. In giant breeds, this is probably the biggest problem.
Rottweilers need more and more exercise as they get old. Training can be a simple as putting them on the treadmill and swim them in the pool.
We think the Rottweiler is the best breed around. It’s good with the people; it’s good with kids, affectionate, loveable and protecting dog. They wish they could be in your lap all the time.