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This large, powerful dog can be a steady and gentle companion.
Height: 22 to 27 inches at shoulder
Weight: 85 to 130 pounds (males average 112 pounds, females average 100 pounds)
Coat: short and harsh
Life span: 8 to 11 years
Breed Group: Working Dogs
Rottweilers were originally bred to drive cattle to market. Later they were used to pull carts for butchers. They were among the earliest police dogs and serve with honor in the military. Most important, they are popular family guardians and friends.
Amount of shedding
Friendly toward strangers
Need for exercise
Tendency to bark or howl
Potential for weight gain