PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion


A descendent of Roman drover dogs, the Rottweiler was selectively bred by the Germans for his herding and guarding instincts. Calm, confident and courageous with great intelligence and a willingness to work, the Rottweiler loves people but does not welcome strangers without proper introduction. Rottweilers need obedience training and socialization as well as daily exercise. Their coats require minimal grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children if properly trained
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
The Rottweiler’s name was derived from a German town, das Rote Wil.
  • Size Large/Giant
  • Height Males – 61 to 69 centimetres at the withers Females – 56 to 63.5 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 43 to 59 kilograms Females – 38 to 52 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Black with rust to mahogany markings
  • Activities Herding, Obedience, Tracking, Police Work, Therapy
  • Indoor/Outdoor Outdoor