Other names : German mountain dog, Rottweiler Metzgerhund, Rott, Rottie

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Life expectancy

The Rottweiler has a life expectancy of between 8 and 10 years




Adult size

Female Between 22 and 25 in
Male Between 24 and 27 in

Adult weight

Female Between 93 and 110 lb
Male Between 99 and 119 lb
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Purchase price

The Rottweiler costs between £600 and £920

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More details about the Rottweiler

Rottweiler: Origins and history

His ancient origin is common to that of all the molossoid-types which have, as their ancestor, the Tibetan Mastiff. Dogs of the molossoid type were present in Germany under different names that varied according to the region. His name comes from the town of Rottweil, where the former “butchers' dog” was common. He helped, accompanied, and protected butchers and their animals. At the beginning of the 20th century, the use of a Rottweiler to drive and watch animals was prohibited. However, he is extremely versatile and is employed to stand guard, defend his master, and perform other activities such as dog-sledding. During the First World War, he was used by law enforcement for his many skills, and he became very popular internationally.

FCI classification of the Rottweiler

  • Group 2 - Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs

  • Section 2 : Molossian type

Training a Rottweiler

The Rott has a rather strong character and it is not easy to educate him despite his intelligence and docility. Early education is needed and educational methods must be consistent and firm without the use of violence.

This dog is not to be entrusted to people outside his social group because he could quickly get out of control if he hasn’t been properly educated.

Moreover, this breed requires safe and substantial teaching to discourage the further spread of that bad reputation of which he is a victim.

Try to teach him to wear a muzzle and walk on a lead without pulling. This way you guarantee that walks are safe, respectful of the law, and serene for both the dog and his owner.

Moreover, a rich lesson in socialisation is needed so that the Rottweiler puppy can behave as required throughout adulthood.

It should be noted that the female Rottweiler is more docile than the male and accepts the authority of her master more easily. However, this will vary depending on her character, education, and relationship with her social group.

Rottweiler: Purchase price

The price of a Rottweiler varies according to his origins, age and gender. They cost on average £920 when registered with the Kennel Club. 

A monthly budget of £60 is necessary to offer this dog a quality diet and all the veterinary care that he needs.

A Rottweiler’s budget should also allow for additional vaccinations, one or more behavioural evaluations, and subscription to an insurance policy.

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