Rottweilers are strong, working dogs who descended from Mastiffs of the Roman region. They are protectors by nature, and with the right upbringing, make for confident and playful pups.
Rotties have a straight, coarse coat that should be brushed weekly and bathed regularly.
Twice a year, Rotties will shed heavily, but shed only moderately the rest of the year.
As a breed, Rottweilers are strong and athletic, and benefit from regular exercise.