General Characteristics:

Rottweilers were bred for guarding and protection, and therefore it is imperative that they are socialized and trained from puppyhood so that their natural instincts are not misdirected. Well-socialized and trained rottweilers get along with people and other dogs. Being active and intelligent dogs, rottweillers need guidance right from the start. Aggression can be a problem, and this breed is not recommended for first timers. Rottweilers have a double coat and shed heavily in the spring and the fall, moderately throughout the rest of the year. 

Avg. Weight Male:
45 - 60 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
35 - 45 kg
Average Lifespan:
9 – 11 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Joint Problems Pancreatitis Eye Problems Kidney Problems Bloat Skin Problems Cancer

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