Olney Theatre Center's "Bad Dog"

“Oh, my god. Rottweilers are huge, aren’t they?”


Male Rottweilers generally weight about 120 lbs. They are calm, confident, and courageous, and they need a strong-minded owner to lead and train them. They are very loyal to their family, easy to groom, and powerful guard dogs.

Rottweiler puppy. Image from USA Rottweilers at http://www.USARottweilers.com.

Rottweilers LOVE to show off and please their owners. They can be aggressive with other dogs of the same sex and occasionally cats, especially if they live in houses without other animals.

DID YOU KNOW? The Rottweiler is one of the descendants of Roman drover dogs.

Angry Rottweiler. Image from YouTube at http://www.YouTube.com.

Rottweilers are often mistakenly bred to be over-aggressive, and people can get uncomfortable around them.They are targeted for banning in certain areas, and people are occasionally denied homeowner insurance policies based on their choice of a Rottweiler as a pet.