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The scientific name for Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The fear of a dog (Cynophobia)

The Rottweiler is a medium to large size breed of domestic dog. The first Rottweiler 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.

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 of today. The Rottweiler 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. Rottweilers 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.

The Rottweiler 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 number of teeth are 42. The lips are black and the inside of the mouth is dark. The eyes are dark colored medium sized almond shaped. On occasions some Rottweilers 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 Rottweilers 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 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 Rottie 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.

Rottweilers 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.
The males 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 males average weight is about 95 to 130 pounds (43 to 59kg). The female average weight is about 85 to 115 pounds (39 - 52kg)
The Rottweiler can get over weight really easy, so you must watch the amount of food and the type. Daily exercise is very important to this breed. Hip dysplasia is common amongst the Rottweiler breed.

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