Life span: 8-10 Years
Height: 24 – 27 inches (male), 22 – 24 inches (female)
Weight: 110 – 130 lbs. (male), 80 – 110 lbs. (female)
Often used as a guard dog, police dog, and even a herding dog, the Rottweiler is a medium-sized breed that was born with protective instincts. Originating from Germany, the Rottweiler was once referred to as the “butcher’s dog”, as it was commonly used to pull meat carts. It has a bulky, muscular body with a short coat of black hair, with tan or mahogany patches.