The Rottweiler gets its name from Rottweil, a town in the southwest of Germany. Historians believe that the Rottweiler is a descendant of cattle dogs that were bred for herding cattle to the market in the Roman era. It is believed that in the 2nd Century, the Rottweilers were used to herd the livestock and carry meat carts for the butchers.
The Rottweiler or Rottie is an effortlessly handsome dog; it has a striking coat of short black hair with rust markings. Rotties are hard to miss even as puppies because of their large, muscular, and stout bodies.
A fully grown male Rottweiler can be 24 – 27 inches in height and 95-135 pounds in weight. Whereas females are 22-25 inches tall and weigh around 80-100 pounds. Rottweiler puppies are bigger than most puppies; at 8 – 26 weeks of age, they are almost as big as an adult Rottweiler.