Rottweiler

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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.

Origin: Germany

Temperament: Obedient, Fearless, Good-natured, Devoted, Self-assured, Steady, 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

Litter Size: 8-12 Puppies, although larger litters are not uncommon

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