Top 10 Rottweiler Facts Dogs 101

You’re watching Animal Facts! Once nearly extinct, the Rottweiler has become
one of the most popular dog breeds. The Rottweiler is, perhaps also, one of the
most misunderstood. Like the mythical Greek hero Hercules, the
Rottweiler is strong and true, with a loving heart. Affectionately called Rotties or Rotts, a
well-bred Rottweiler is calm and confident. He’s a natural guard dog with a mellow disposition
who is successful, not only in police and military work, but also as a family friend
and protector. Hi, welcome to Animal Facts. Today we discuss the active, intelligent,
muscular, and confident Rottweiler. Let’s get started, but before we start,
make sure to hit that subscribe button and click the bell icon to become part of our
notification squad. 10. Rottweilers are one of the most ancient breeds. Rottweilers, a working dog breed, descend
from the Molossus, a mastiff-type dog, which marched to Germany with the Romans, driving
the cattle that sustained them, as they conquered the known world. Many were left behind and, in the town of
Rottweil in southern Germany, they became the breed we know today. Rottweilers were working dogs from the start,
driving cattle to market, pulling carts, guarding the homestead, and even carrying money to
and from the market in money belts tied around their necks. 9. The Rottweiler had almost gone extinct near
the turn of the 20th century, when smaller dogs took over many of their functions and
were easier to maintain. Luckily, dedicated breeders revived the breed,
and it ranks as one of the most popular breeds in the United States today. A best-selling series of beautifully-illustrated
children’s books, by Alexandra Day, is about a rottweiler named Carl and his adventures. Titles include: Good Dog, Carl, Carl’s Birthday
and Carl’s Afternoon in the Park. You can find links in the description below. 8. They Are Known for Their Affection and Loyalty. While they may appear intimidating at first,
Rottweilers are known by their owners to be fiercly loving, loyal, affectionate and even
playful. Despite their large size, Rottweilers haven’t
the slighest idea that they may be hard to cuddle with so don’t be surprised when yours
tries desperately to climb into your lap. Keep in mind, though, that the breed tends
to be reserved when confronted with strangers and proper training from early puppihood is
necessary to teach them social skills and harness their natural, protective instincts. 7. Even if you train and socialize your Rottweiler,
expect to be subjected to sometimes unfair advance judgments about your dog, maybe even
having untrue allegations made about him and his activities. Because of the current prejudice against dogs
such as Rottweilers and claims that they can be dangerous, you may have to carry extra
liability insurance to own one, depending upon the ordinances in your town. In some areas, you may not even be able to
own a Rottweiler, or may be forced to give up any that you have. This is called breed specific legislation,
the blanket term for laws that either regulate or ban certain dog breeds, often based fear
and media hype. 6. The official Rottweiler Breed Standard was
established in 1921 and has remained largely unchanged since then. The Rottweiler Breed Standard usually describes
them as being a ‘medium to large sized dog’. Today many people think of the Rottweiler
breed as a ‘giant breed’ and some breeders strive unwisely to breed extra-large dogs. According to the standard, a male Rottie should
measure between 24 and 27 inches (at the shoulder), and a female between 22 and 23 inches. Weight should fall somewhere between 75 and
130 lbs. Females being toward the lower end of the
range. 5. Everyone knows a celeb’s best friend is their
pet – and rightly so. The Rott has gained a considerable popularity
in the celebrity world. Some celebs who’ve had Rottie companions include:
Will Smith, LEONARDO DICAPRIO, BRUNO MARS, MILEY CYRUS and Sir Elton John. Hey, check us out on Twitter and Facebook. Links can be found below. 4. Rottweiler life span is on the shorter end
of the scale, partly because of their size and partly because of the health problems
this breed is predisposed to. The average life expectancy for a Rottweiler
is somewhere between 7 and 10 years. 3. Rottweilers shed – A LOT! They may have a short coat that looks like
it’s wash-n-wear, but don’t let that fool you. You’ll need to groom your Rottie regularly
and loose dog hair will become a part of your life. Rottweilers are always black with the same
brown markings on their chest, face, and paws. According to the American Kennel Club, the
brown spots can come in three different variations: Rust, tan, and mahogany. 2. Thanks to the Rottie�s history as a herder,
the dog has a habit of bumping into people, animals, and things when it wants them to
fall in line. While trained Rottweilers are gentle, breeders
don�t recommend the dogs for households with young children or the elderly. 1. Thanks to their large head, Rottweilers have
an impressively strong bite. Their jaws are stronger than German shepherds
and pit bulls with a bite force of 328 pounds�that�s about half of a shark�s bite force, at 669
pounds. Well, there ya have it. Ten impressive facts about a misunderstood
breed. What other facts could we have included? What’s YOUR favorite dog breed? Let us know in the comments below. Before ya go, take a moment to like and subscribe
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64 thoughts on “Top 10 Rottweiler Facts Dogs 101

  • I have a German Rottweiler she is 5 yrs old. Do u have a video on Cocker Spaniels I'm getting one spring time and would like to know some interesting facts about them. Thank u for doing a video on Rottweilers people need to know one thing if u neglect their training and don't teach them well that's why they have a bad rep its not they dog its the person not training them properly it wasn't easy with are Rottweiler but because she is well trained she is calm and very motherly and Rottweiler s can get aggressive if u don't train them I see it as its not the dogs fault its an irresponsible owner they aren't easy to train like some dogs are they are very independent but I can say Rottweiler s r so loyal they would give their life to protect u .

  • Rotties are very handsome, loyal and great with rambunctious kids! I have never had one of my own, but I have friends who do and these dogs are very much a part of their families. Thank you for a very informative video about an awesome breed that is much maligned.

  • Great vidio mate 👍 i love everything about my Rotty and its good to here some facts about him so keep up the good work 🙂

  • Rotties are the best…..

    My wife and I have owned 3… My first… Demi… lived to be just shy of 15 years old…. She still had a lot of heart and looked very good but like all Rotties she experienced problems with her hips and we had to let go of her …. My second…. Heidi…. lived to be just a couple months past 12…. We just lost her in October… Our 3rd,…Hans… was about 3 and we had to find a home for him because although he was fixed we couldn't get him to stop marking in the house trying to establish alpha over Heidi who had been established in our home for about 3 years before we brought Hans into the home as a 10 week old pup…… Our son has a 6 year old male named Ivan that he imported from Serbia… he still has his tail…. He weighs about 135 lbs…. He is a brute but is a sweetheart of a dog!!!

    Love this breed…. They are for certain a misunderstood and mischaracterized breed…… They are loving, intelligent and loyal defenders of their home and their humans…..

  • I really love your videos! They are amazing. You should do one about eurasiers, there's barely any videos about that breed out there. And I know you'd do a great job haha

  • I miss my Oz. I unintentionally poisoned him with alcohol. Even if that accident didn't happen and he lived 5 more years I still would remember the times I abused him.

  • I have had 2. 1 male. and 1 female Both loving smart and loyal. Both lived with children and other dogs and cats. I miss them terribly.

  • There is no better friend a man can ever have . They love you more than you can love them. No matter how much love you have. I am not joking. The best pet you will never have another breed.

  • Belloooo!!!!! Non è una razza cattiva- pericolosa- killer- combattente.Maaaa!!!!!Molto: intelligente- adatta a bambini e familia- protettiva nei confronti del padrone! –
    In che cosa è utilizzato: – protezione civile
    – guida ai non vedenti
    – salvataggi( in mare- montagna- fuoco- in macerie.
    – esercito( polizia- militari)
    -conduzione e difesa dei greggi.
    – guardia e difesa.
    – traina piccoli carretti .
    Cose da notare:
    Hanno un carattere molto forte!!!!
    Maschio o femmina?
    Femmina !!!

  • Number 7 is the truest. I travel for work and carry my Rottweiler with me. I live in North Carolina but I'm currently working in Wisconsin, and haven't been able to rent anywhere do to breed restrictions. so I'm reduced to living in a hotel for the duration of the 11 month project. damn same, prejudice cowards.

  • Rottweilers are the best or the best dogs we had one named bear he was 3 times bigger then a normal rottweiler … Very very protective with females loved girls but hated men .. we don't no why we never brought him up like that he got him as a 6 week old puppy… But sadly he passed away and 2/3 years old due to a stroke we believe we has a female Chihuahua go on heat … And he tryed to get to her one day we went out and come home to see that he passed away 😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔 I'll never forget him best dog ever I have a American Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Pitbull now female my next pup will be another rottweiler

  • My favorite dog is my rott/wolf mix. Such a good dog. As playful and social as any Aussie but able to "turn on" the ferociousness if needed.

  • Nice VIEDO I have a rotterweiler since he was a puppy he smart very alert my best friend love my dog thank you for your post VIEDO 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🐶🐶

  • One thing that should have been touched on a little more should be what are some health issues rotties have. Just my opinion

  • Rot,german,boxer. They are true breeds. Sorry in military dealt with a lot of handlers. Our job to keep them safe a mile away. Along with all the other teams. I'm retired now IED attack. Took my spotter both legs and arm . 7 Guys died that day. War is crazy and cruel. We where there saving ass here. Love your and yalls family and friends and life. Because of the sacrifices we do to protect our country and the things we give up for us . Meaning country. Protect from foreign or domestic sworan oath.

  • Rotties are smart yet somehow dumb at the same time.
    Owned 2 Rotties as a kid, 1 male and 1 female.
    The Male one bit a porcupine on 3 separate occasions, you'd think he'd have learned after the first time.

    Still though absolutely love this breed, they're so loving.
    And let me tell you, if your Rottie wants to love you there's no stopping them XD.
    The amount of dog drool over my face as a kid was unreal.

  • bs rotties are great with kids, i grew up with my rottie and she died when she was 17 and i was 18 at the time.

  • These are my favorite dogs, so kind and so loving. But I couldn't see my self getting one of these dogs unless it was a foster dog, since they are so inbred.

  • Ok I have a question im getting a. New puppy and I have a 6 year old rottweiler that is very protective will the puppy and rottweiler get along????

    Please let me know

  • Ye I've had my amazing rotty for year and a half now and it's been the best moments of my life couldn't imagine losing my best friend, they're so misunderstood because how big and powerful but they're truly amazing.

  • ha my rottie beat the statistics she died when she was 16! she was a good girl, miss you everyday lady bird.

  • Regular weight for males is 110 for males is for small skinny males my female 80 pounds small skinny My family had female rottwiller it was 105 when got old 120

  • 30 years of Rottweilers owner. Love them. My kids grew up with them and no matter how hard I tried they slept with the kids. Best friends ever.

  • I have a VA service dog Damian. He is a long haired Rottweiler. He is seven years old. A very good boy. Loyal, loving and smart. I just wish he would live forever. The VA said it time to start to find his replacement. I can't even deal with it. I love him so much.

  • Best dogs ever, Iv had them for over 20 yrs sad part is they don't live long enough, I lost all mine at around 8 yrs , loyal and protective to the entire family. Miss them so much

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