Rottweiler Dog is one of the oldest herding breeds originated and named after a town “Rottweil” in Germany. Massive & Muscular, Rottweiler can be a gentle giant or can be a scary beast depending upon how this breed has been raised. A well-bred and properly raised Rottweiler will be gentle, calm, confident and loving. Never underestimate the power and protectiveness this breed has who will be always happy to do his job obediently. Rottweiler’s were amongst the earliest police dogs, serve with honour in military and were used in drive cattle to market and cattle grazing.
“I need someone strong enough to pull a cart but gentle enough to love a child, smart enough to protect his master and passionate enough to be a loving family member, Someone with so much love they can lift the spirits of a broken heart”.
So the God Created “Rottweiler“…~
|Weight||50 Kg – 60 Kg||35 Kg – 48 Kg|
|Height||61 Cm – 69 Cm||56 Cm – 63 Cm|
Basic Information of Rottweiler Dog:
|Life Span||9-10 yrs|
|Litter Size||8-12 puppies|
|Rottweiler puppy Price Range||Inr 15,000 to Inr 35,000 across India|
|Coat||Short haired, Hard coat for medium length.|
|Daily Exercise||2-3 hours/ day to keep them happy, active and Healthy|
|Colour Found||Black, Mahogany, Tan, Rust|
|Temperament & Speciality||Obedient, Powerful, Protective calm, fearless, courageous, Alert, Smart|
|Training Advices||Easy to train, Socialization is important, Avoid Physical Discipline and Yelling, Be gentle and patient. |
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|Tendency to Bark||Medium|
|Average Body Temperature||35-39 degree Celsius|
Important Facts about Rottweiler:
- Rottweiler were almost extinct around the middle of 1800s. Rotties were herding dogs and were mainly used for cattle herding to major markets but around that time better transportation and railroads were built which reduced the requirement of cattle herders.
- Rottweiler are extremely protective because of which get bad reputation of being overly-aggressive.
- Rottweiler love physical and mental exercise. Because of their high energy Rottweiler are always ready for action. They have stamina to put in a full workday spending time jumping, playing and investigating any new sights and smells.
- Rottweiler’s sometime may forget how big they are and can act like puppies leaning on you, nudging you, trying to get on your lap or jump at you.
- Because of their large head and jaws, Rottweiler have an impressively very strong bite. Their jaws are stronger than German Shepherds and Pit bulls with a bite force of 328 pounds- that is almost half of a shark’s bite force of 669 pounds.
Rottweiler’s are known for being overweight and obese. Through proper diet and regular exercise you will be able to manage your dog’s weight safely. Your Rottweiler puppy grow quickly into a very large dog. So even if your Rottweiler puppy is small now for the proper growth you will have to make sure for the proper nutrition and diet from the starting only. Despite the power and strength of Rottweiler, they have very good chance of gaining certain diseases. The most common diseases of dogs of this breed are abdominal distension, cataract, diabetes, cancer, hip dysplasia and retinal atrophy. Moreover, Rottweilers are also prone to diseases of the nervous system, kidney and skin tumors. So feeding them highly nutritious food is the key to kick starting your Rottweiler into a long and healthy life. Feeding them dog foods that are holistic, all natural, and organic is a great start.
Generally, Rottweiler and all dogs are carnivores. That means they primarily eat meat. Even then most of the dog food brands bag ingredients are grains and other stuff to cut down the cost of manufacturing. For the best growth and controlled weight it is very important to feed meat primarily in their diet. Make sure you check the ingredients before making a choice on which dog food to purchase. Never feed Rottweiler food that contains produced meals, soy, wheat or corn. Provide food that contains 20% to 26% protein and a puppy should be served puppy food that contain 25%-28% protein. The healthy amount of fat content in your dog’s food should be around 12% to 16% for an adult Rottweiler and 14% to 18% for a puppy.
It is important to weigh your dog. A healthy and normal full grown Rottweiler dog weighs anywhere between 50 to 60 kilograms. You can take your dog to a vet to weigh him. 60-70 calories per kilograms of body weight is sufficient for an average adult Rottweiler dog while 50-60 calories per kilograms of body weight is sufficient for senior dogs.
An adult Rottweiler requires a proper balance of water, vitamins, minerals, fats, and carbohydrates. Protein intake helps in building and maintaining your dog’s tissue as it provides amino acids for the same.
Rottweiler puppy will need some very specific nutrients and he will need them in some very specific amounts. This will give him the best chance of growing up with a strong, healthy immune system. Plus strong and healthy bones, brain, and body systems! Feeding a Rottweiler puppy should always aim to meet these guidelines:
Calcium – It will help Rottweiler to develop strong joints and bones, eyes and teeth, brain and immune system. Aim for a calcium content of no more than 1.5 percent, or 3 grams per 1,000 kcal of food.
Phosphorus – Making their joints and skeletal system form and grop properly. Phosphorus binds with calcium to do its job. The Ca:Ph ratio should always remain between 1:1 and 1:3 unless your dog’s vet advises otherwise.
Recommended Rottweiler foods:
Organs (liver, heart)
White chicken meat
Plain white or brown rice
Grapes and Raisins
Tea and coffee
Fruit pits and seeds
Although Rottweiler grooming is not difficult to perform or have high maintenance, Short-medium length coat does not look like it requires any maintenance but it is a good practice to brush the coat and facial wipe or wash weekly to minimize the shedding and to maintain healthy skin and coat. This loyal dog can be bathed every two to seven-week depending upon the lifestyle and daily activity level. It is always better to begin grooming a Rottweiler when he or she is a puppy, you will find that in as soon as a few short weeks, he will begin to enjoy this time. Many dogs find brushing to be soothing, in as much as humans enjoy a nice back massage. In addition, bath time can be a great way to bond with your Rottweiler.
It is always a good idea to make a habit of routine grooming immediately after you bring your puppy home.
Reward your Rottweiler with treats for staying still and allowing his paws, muzzle, teeth and ears to be touched.
If your dog doesn’t like to be groomed, you may need to implement more desensitization training. Begin by just using your hand instead of a brush to allow your dog to get used to sitting still while being touched. As days and week progress, do this for an increasingly longer time and then slowly switch from hand to brush.
Keep a grooming kit; it’s easier to take care of things when everything is in one place.
Care & Health Tips:
Bringing a Rottweiler puppy home will be a very exciting time and within no time he/she is going to be a very integrated part of the family. But with the happiness, positivity and huge energy, he/she will bring home a set amount of responsibility as well. Proper puppy care will lead to a dog both emotionally and physically healthy.
Rottweiler has short, water-resistant coat with a moderate-high rate of shedding not picking much debris so just the basic ear & eye check-ups, nose clean ups and proper dental hygiene will be fine.
Make sure to note these points and try to follow each one of them to have healthier, smart and happy Rottweiler.
- Follow the right diet plan offering all-natural food
- Right Supplement when needed
- On-time grooming
- Use Harness, not a collar when on a leash (helps in more freely breathing)
- Regular Exercise
- Avoid hotter time of the day in summers.
- Regular veterinary wellness check-ups.
- Start the training early around 2-3 months of Rottweiler’s age in the right time.