Rottweilers were used by the Romans to herd cattle and guard livestock as they traveled to market.
Rottweilers were put into service as messenger, ambulance, and guard dogs during the world wars.
Many Rottweilers work with police and military - roles where they excel due to intelligence and strength.
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.
Responsible breeding reduces risks, but issues like hip dysplasia and eye conditions can occur.
Rottweilers have a double coat that sheds a moderate amount year-round. Weekly brushing helps.