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

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

[usrlist “Easy to groom:5” “Watchdog ability:5” “Vigor:4” “Intelligence:4” “Playfulness:4” “Affectionate with family:4” “Compatible with kids:4” “Drooling potential:4” “Ease at being home alone:3” “Cold tolerance:3” “Heat Tolerance:3” “Sensitivity:3” “Friendly toward strangers:2” “Apartment appropriate:2”]