Breed: Rottweiler

Family: Molossoid type mastiff

Nationality: German

Weight (kg): 41 - 50
Size (cm): 56 - 69
Hair type: medium, hard and smooth

Color Standards: Black with well defined markings.

Origin and History: This breed was created in Rottweil in Germany in the 19th century. The Rottweiler was used as a watchdog and herdman.

Personality: It is a peaceful dog that has a strong temperament. They are devoted, very attached to his master and patient with the children. It can be aggressive against strangers.

Known health issues: Elbow and hip dysplasia, osteochondritis dissecans, eye infections, heart disease, cancer, gastric torsion, hypothyroidism.

Note: It is an effective watchdog.

Hereditary illness

• Dysplasia (developmental anomaly) of the hip and elbow
Patellar dislocation (patella)
Predisposition to diseases

• Osteoarthritis (inflammation of bones and joints)
• Aggression
• RLCC (rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament)
• Cataracts
• Hypothyroidism (decreased hormone production by the thyroid gland)
• Osteosarcoma (bone cancer)
• Panosteitis (inflammation of the interior of the bones)
• Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) allergic
• Sebaceous cyst
• OCD (osteochondritis dissecans)
• Subaortic stenosis (narrowing under the pulmonary valve)
• Lymphoma (cancer of white blood cells)
• Dilation / gastric torsion (stomach)
• Umbilical hernia (navel)
• IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)
• Idiopathic epilepsy (convulsions) (unknown cause)
• Demodecie (infection of the skin by the parasite Demodex)
• Cryptorchidism (testicle retained)
• Herniated disc
• Corneal dystrophy (growth disorder)
• Entropion (rolling eyelids inwards)
• Progressive atrophy (degeneration) of the retina
• Susceptible to parvovirus
• Hypereosinophilia (increased level of eosinophils in the blood)
• Metacarpal sesamoid disease (hand bones)
• Histiocytic sarcoma (histiocytic cancer)
• Wobbler syndrome (degeneration of the spinal cord)
• Addison's disease (decreased production of cortisol and aldosterone by the adrenal glands)
• Juvenile nephropathy (kidney disease)
• Calcinosis circumscripta (calcium deposit on the skin)
• Bronchiectasis (bronchial crush)
• Neuroaxonal dystrophy (growth disorder)
• Spinal subarachnoid cyst
• Leukoencephalomyelopathy
• Juvenile muscular dystrophy Distal sensorimotor polyneuropathy