The Rottweiler is a breed of domestic dog, regarded as medium-to-large or large. The dogs were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweil butchers' dogs, because their main use was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market.
Life expectancy: 8 – 10 years
Temperament: Fearless, Steady, Good-natured, Devoted, Self-assured, Obedient, Alert, Confident, Calm, Courageous
Weight: Female: 77–110 lbs (35–48 kg), Male: 110–130 lbs (50–60 kg)
Height: Female: 22–25 inches (56–63 cm), Male: 24–27 inches (61–69 cm)
Colors: Black, Tan, Mahogany