By: Alli Rankin
Quick Breed Facts
AKC Breed Standards:
Female: Height: 22-25ins Weight: 85-115lbs
Male: 24-27ins Weight: 95-130lbs
Life span: 11-12 yrs
Colors: Black usually with red/ rusted marking
Disqualifying traits: Unilateral crypt orchid, or crypt orchid
AKC Performance Category: They are most commonly seen in obedience.
The ideal owner and pros and cons of owning a Rottweiler
They have good personality traits; loyal, protective, very loving and good with families and other pets. They are lower maintenance. They do not have very many breed prone health risks.
CONS: The diseases they are commonly prone to, along with most other large dogs, are hip dysplasia, ACL damage, and eye problems. They are very large dogs, that require many hours in training and daily exercise. Can be prone to aggression if not monitored and trained properly.
Breed purpose and personality
This breed is very loyal and protective. They are good with children and other pets.
Bloat: distention of the stomach due to rapid gas fill up, may cause stomach to turn or flip, causing lack of blood supply to the organ.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy: destruction of the retinal cells in both eyes, leading to blindness. The first sign is night blindness. This disease is irreparable.
Breed rescue site: ohiorottweilerrescue.com
Breed profile: Moose- I am Moose, formerly Zeus. I weigh 95 pounds and I am neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, tested negative for Heartworm, and on preventatives. If you love the Rottweiler breed, there is a very good chance you would love me !! I like to prance in a large, securely fenced area so I can play ball or just lean against my person to have my chest scratched. I need a lot of exercise as Foster Mom keeps saying: "A TIRED DOG IS A HAPPY DOG." Since it is a ALL about me...I would be happiest as the only pet in a family.