Monday, April 11, 2016
Rottweilers are a medium to large dog that used to be known in Germany as Rottweiler Metzgerherd, which meant rottweil butchers' dogs because they were used to herd livestock and pull carts with butchered meat to the market. Rottweilers are now used as search and rescue dogs, and they are also seen as guide dogs for the blind, guard dogs, and police dogs. They have an average lifespan of 8-10 years. A female Rottweiler weighs on average 77-110 pounds, and a male on average weighs 110-130 pounds. Females are usually around the same height as males. A female is usually 22-25 inches, and a males are usually 24-27 so the males are on average taller than a female, but not enough to make it noticeable.Most of the time Rottweilers are black with tan on their stomach, around their face, above their eyes and on their legs and paws, but they can also be a light brown with tan in nearly the same spots. Rottweilers are very devoted, eager to work, and obedient. They are always very alert and aware of their surroundings. Many people are afraid of rottweilers, but there is no reason to be afraid of them unless they are mistreated. Dangerous behavior usually occurs because of irresponsible ownership, abuse, neglect, or lack of socialization. They are very protective of their territory and do not like new people unless they are introduced and can get a feel for them before being forced into it. They are a generally healthy dog, but they do have a higher chance of getting a disease called Osteochondritis dissecans which affects their shoulder joints because of their rapid growth rate.