1. Rottweilers are one of the oldest herding breeds, originating in Germany in the town of Rottweil.
  2. They were originally bred to drive cattle to market and pull carts of butchered meat.
  3. Rottweilers are often referred to as “Rotties” for short.
  4. Despite their intimidating appearance, Rottweilers are often affectionate and loyal companions.
  5. They have a muscular build and can weigh up to 135 pounds when fully grown.
  6. Rottweilers have a distinctive black and tan coats, with a black mask around their face.
  7. They are highly trainable and excel in obedience, agility, and tracking competitions.
  8. Rottweilers are often used as police and military dogs due to their intelligence and strength.
  9. They have a natural instinct to protect their family, making them excellent guard dogs.
  10. Rottweilers have been featured in several movies, including “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” and “Hooch”.
  11. They can be prone to certain health issues, such as hip dysplasia and obesity.
  12. Rottweilers require regular exercise to prevent boredom and destructive behaviour.
  13. They have a lifespan of 8-10 years on average.
  14. Rottweilers can be wary of strangers, making early socialization and training important.
  15. They have a deep bark and can be quite vocal when communicating with their owners.
  16. Rottweilers are known for their strong jaws and love of chewing.
  17. They are a popular breed for service work, such as guiding the blind and search and rescue missions.
  18. Rottweilers are often used as therapy dogs due to their gentle and calming demeanour.
  19. They are ranked as the 8th most popular breed in the United States by the American Kennel Club.
  20. Contrary to popular belief, Rottweilers are not inherently aggressive, but proper training and socialization is necessary for them to be well-behaved pets.