Colour: Black and Rust
Lifespan: 11 to12 years
The Rottweiler is courageous, confident and biddable.
Rottweilers are strong, active and reluctant to show their feelings. They are naturally protective and make powerful, determined guards. They are playful, responsive and affectionate with owners and require early training and socialization.
Originally bred: to drive cattle and guard.
The Rottweiler is protective and courageous, but not very demonstrative.
Owners: affectionate, loyal
Children: good if raised with them
Other: pets good if raised with them
Strangers: aloof, territorial
Unfamiliar dogs: friendly if well socialized
Experienced, strong-willed, affectionate owner who has plenty of time to train, play with and exercise this large, powerful dog.
Dogs from certain lines may display aggression to strangers, and status-related aggression problems with gentle owners.
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