Legend has it that Rottweilers, a breed of working dogs, trace their ancestry back to Roman drover dogs. The story goes that these furry pals were left behind by the Roman army in the Rottweil region (modern-day Germany) during the 2nd century CE. But these pups were no strangers to hard work! From the Middle Ages up until the early 1900s, they'd tag along with local butchers on shopping sprees, carrying money in a nifty little pouch around their necks. Talk about earning your keep! They also served as guards, drovers, rescue pals, draft dogs, and even as police dogs. These four-legged heroes definitely deserve a round of ap-paws!
Rottweiler breed facts
The Rottweiler: A Brave and Loyal Canine
With a height ranging from 22 to 27 inches, a life span of 8-10 years, and weighing between 77 to 135 pounds the Rottweiler is a sturdy and muscular breed. They have a sleek ebony coat with tan, rust, or mahogany accents on their head, chest, and legs, and are known for their history as trusted guardians and herders. Their cleverness and bravery make them an excellent choice for pet owners seeking a protective companion. However, it's important to socialize them properly to ensure good behavior. The breed dates back to 1901 when the International Club for Leonbergers and Rottweiler Dogs in Germany produced the first standard Rottweiler. Good news for those in America, as the Rottweiler was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931.
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Once used as a jack-of-all-trades in managing rowdy herds, hauling heavy loads, and warding off bandits, Rottweilers are a trusty and adaptable breed. Their grit, smarts, obedience, and bravery still shine bright today. But hey, don't let their quick learning fool you, some got a stubborn streak that can rival a mule's. While they may have a destructive phase during their younger years, as they grow older, they trade in their playful antics for more serious pursuits. And, you'll be pleased to know, they're not the type to be yap, yap, yapping away without cause.
Care and upkeep
Thinking of adopting a lovable Rottweiler? Brace yourself for a furry ball of energy that needs plenty of space to stretch their legs, a daily dose of exercise to keep those muscles toned, and a mental workout to keep their brains happy. These cuties thrive on activities like weightlifting, cart pulling, and nose work. Plus, they're all about that mind-body connection!
The best part? Grooming is a breeze, no fancy hairdos needed. A quick wash and brush will keep them looking sharp. Although they can take the chill, avoid letting them out in extreme freeze. And, if the sun comes out to play, they'll soak up all that warmth with a wagging tail, just make sure they don't overheat.
Bonnie and Clyde Rottweilers were established in southeast Georgia in 2015. Since 2021, our new home has been beautiful west Tennessee. Our happy Rottweilers enjoy playtime on the lush green grass and enjoy the earth under their feet. We are happy to announce that all our Rottweilers are DNA health tested and free of genetic diseases such as JLPP, DM, and NAD. We believe in breeding to better the breed so we carefully select some of the best European Championship bloodlines to be imported to us. We put time, thought, and great care into our breeding pairs. We do require you to submit an application if you are interested in purchasing a puppy from us. This is done to ensure a good fit and to ensure our puppies will be placed in the most loving homes possible. You can find the red "apply now" tabs at the top and bottom of this site.