Country/Region of Origin: Germany
Life span: 9 to 12 years
Weight: 40 - 60 kg (88.1 – 132.2 pounds)
Gestation: 61 - 65 days
Rottweiler Health issues:
Von Willebrands Disease
Bloat and Gastric Torsion
Interesting Facts about Rottweiler’s:
The Rottweiler is thought to be an ancestor of the Italian Mastiff which originated from the Roman Empire.
They were used by the Roman army for herding and guarding their cattle which was as source of food for them.
The Rottweiler was named after a small town in the southern mountainous regions of Germany called “Rottweil”. The Roman army would often leave their dogs in Rottweil and continue with their travels.
In Rottweil these dogs were bred for a number of different tasks which included pulling dairy carts for famers, herding cattle, guarding shops as well as safe-guarding and carrying money to and from the bank.