Dog Breed Guide: Rottweiler
By Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a pet insurance agency for dogs and cats
About the Rottweiler
Height (to base of neck): female 22-25″, male 24-27″
Weight: female 80-100 lbs, male 95-135 lbs
Color: Black with rust markings
Origin: Possibly Rome, and Germany
Coat: Inner coat on neck and thighs, short dense outer coat lies close to skin and is firm and glossy.
Life Expectancy: 12 years
Energy level: Moderate to high
Exercise needs: Moderate
Is a Rottweiler the Right Dog Breed for You?
Rottweilers were originally used as guarding and herding dogs because of their willingness to work and strength. They have intense protective instincts and can be self-assured and calm, although some lines have tended towards a tendency to aggression. They are highly intelligent with high trainability, but are recommended for an experience and committed dog owner. Tolerance to children can vary and males tend to exhibit more inter-dog aggression and dominance. They have a moderate need for exercise and can be suited to a more urban lifestyle. They have low grooming needs and are moderate shedders.
5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for Rottweilers
According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Average Claim Amount||Most Expensive Claim|
|Cruciate Ligament Injury (ACL)||$2,473||$9,414|
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