The ideal Rottweiler is calm, confident, and courageous, never shy. He has a self-assured aloofness and doesn’t make friends with people immediately or indiscriminately. Instead, he takes a wait-and-see attitude with new people or situations. With his family, he’s affectionate, often following them around the house. This is not a highly excitable dog. He has an inherent desire to protect his family and property, but should never be aggressive toward people without cause. The Rottweiler is smart and adaptable with a strong work ethic.

Temperament: Docile, Charming, Stubborn, Clever, Sociable, Playful, Quiet, Attentive

Life span: 8 – 10 years

Colours: Black, Blue, Tan, Mahogany

Height: 56 – 69cm