This large, powerful dog can be a steady and gentle companion.

Vital Stats

Height: 22 to 27 inches at shoulder
Weight: 85 to 130 pounds (males average 112 pounds, females average 100 pounds)
Coat: short and harsh
Life span: 8 to 11 years

Summary
Rottweilers were originally bred to drive cattle to market. Later they were used to pull carts for butchers. They were among the earliest police dogs and serve with honor in the military.

Most important, they are popular family guardians and friends. Full Rottweiler profile on DogTime.com

Easy to groom:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Vigor:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)