History: The Rottweiler originated in Germany in the town of Rottweil. This breed is descendants of the Molossus, which is a Mastiff-type dog. They were bred as an all-purpose working dog and were used to drive cattle. Today Rottweilers are used commonly in work such as police and military work, search and rescue dogs, companions and guard dogs.
Temperament: The Rottweiler is courageous and hardworking. They are smart and adaptable, and you may see some differences in character between sexes. Females are typically more affectionate and somewhat easier to control. On the other hand, males tend to be quieter and more watchful. The breed is stubborn but highly trainable and requires a firm owner who is consistent with training. The Rottweiler are likely to be affectionate with family but wary with strangers. Starting early socializing with as many people as possible is highly recommended. Their energy level can vary, so speaking to the breeder will help determine what dog will best fit your lifestyle. That being said, your Rottweiler will appreciate a daily walk and structured activities.
Health/Grooming: Rottweilers have a double coat of short, coarse hair. The amount of undercoat each dog has depends on the climate of the area they are living. You should brush your Rottweiler at least once a week. They will shed twice a year so you may need to brush them more often during those times and bathe only as needed. Rottweilers are more prone to issues such as hip and elbow dysplasia, osteosarcoma, Aortic Stenosis, Subaortic Stenosis, and bloat. Making sure the breeders have the dogs OFA and CERF clearances will show that they have been tested.