Category: Working Dogs
Facts about Rottweiler Dogs, "Scientific name for Rottweiler Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Rottweiler Dog is a medium to large size breed of domestic dog. The first Rottweiler Dog in 1931 was registered by the AKC. The dogs were known as "Rottweil Metzgerhund - butchers dog- because they were used to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat and other products to market.
Rottweiler Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Rottweiler Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Rottweiler Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Rottweiler Dogs eye protected and moist. Rottweiler Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
A Dog mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
The Rottweiler dog (enunciated as-ROTT-Wye-ler) is an ancient dog. Rottweil (ʁɔtvα:il) is a city in southwest Germany in the federal German state of Baden-Württemberg, initially it was known as (Rottweil Butcher’s Dog) and later shortened to Rottweiler. The town of Rottweil was a Free Imperial City for nearly 600 years, located between the Swabian Alps and the Black Forest. These dogs were brought to Germany by the Roman army, they were called Drover dogs, and were crossbred with some local breeds to get the Rottweiler Dog of today. The Rottweiler Dog was employed in its traditional roles until the mid-19th century when railways replaced driving or getting livestock to market. While still used in herding, bear hunting etc. Rottweiler Dogs are now also used as search and rescue dogs, as guide dogs for the blind, as guard dogs or police dogs, and in other roles.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Rottweiler Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Rottweiler Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Rottweiler puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Rottweiler Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Rottweiler Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Rottweiler Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Rottweiler Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The Rottweiler Dog has a muscular, massive, powerful body and a head that is broad with a rounded forehead. The well developed muzzle and the teeth meet in a scissors bite. The lips are black and the inside of the mouth is dark. The Rottweiler Dog eyes are dark colored medium sized almond shaped. On occasions some Rottweiler Dogs have been known to have blue eyes or one brown and one blue eye. This trait does not meet the breed’s strict standard. The Rottweiler Dogs triangular ears are carried forward on the head. The tail is docked (docking tails is banned in most parts of Europe). Removing the extra toe on the back foot is mostly done (dewclaw). The Rottweiler Dog coat is short, smooth, shinny, thick and hard. The dog is black with mahogany to rust markings on its cheeks, muzzle, legs and paws. Brown markings with a red color is also there. The deficiency in the hair gene, makes the coloring a lighter red.
The Rottweiler Dog is powerful, calm, trainable, loyal, protective, courageous, and devoted to their owner and family, they will defend their family fiercely if needed and are seemingly immune to pain.
Rottweiler Dogs love playing catch in the back yard, tagging along for a morning run or taking a big hike in the woods. They crave attention and companionship from their owners. Without it, they tend to get bored and destructive.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Rottweiler Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Rottweiler Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Rottweiler Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Rottweiler Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Rottweiler Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Rottweiler Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Rottweiler Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The Rottweiler Dog male average height is about 24 to 27 inches (61 to 69cm). The female average height is about 22 to 25 inches (56 to 63cm). The Rottweiler Dog male average weight is about 95 to 130 pounds (43 to 59kg). The female average weight is about 85 to 115 pounds (39 - 52kg)
The number one heath problems amongst Rottweiler Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Rottweiler Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. Daily exercise is very important to this breed. Hip dysplasia is common amongst the Rottweiler Dog breed.
Rottweiler Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.