7 Fun Facts About Rottweilers

Rottweilers were used by the Romans to herd cattle and guard livestock as they traveled to market.

Herding Dog

Rottweilers were put into service as messenger, ambulance, and guard dogs during the world wars.

Served in WWI

Many Rottweilers work with police and military - roles where they excel due to intelligence and strength.

Used in Police Work

Despite their imposing look, Rottweilers are loving family pets who crave human companionship.


Male Rottweilers typically reach 110-130 lbs. Females are smaller at 80-100 lbs. They are very muscular.  

Large in Size

Responsible breeding reduces risks, but issues like hip dysplasia and eye conditions can occur.

Known Health Issues

Rottweilers have a double coat that sheds a moderate amount year-round. Weekly brushing helps.

Moderate Shedding

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