Rottweiler Dog Breed Traits and Characteristics [Infographic]

Rottweiler Dog Breed

Traits & Characteristics

The Rottweiler dog breed isn’t your typical fluffy, cuddly dog, or at least not on the outside. Rottweilers have an intimidating look about them, which is supported by their impressive strength.

The Rottweiler dog breed possesses inherent traits and characteristics, but each dog differs based on training, environment, and circumstance.
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Rottweilers have gained an unfavorable reputation over the years, sadly due to mistreatment and unethical training. As with all dog breeds, the attitude and behavior of a Rottweiler is the result of their upbringing. Each “Rottie” can grow to be either a loving, caring family protector or an aggressive fighter. The training a Rottweiler puppy receives in its early life, or lack thereof affects how it behaves when he has grown to maturity.

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Still, there are inherent characteristics that the Rottweiler dog breed possesses. These traits may differ slightly in individual dogs based on training, environment, and circumstance. Most people, however, will agree that these characteristics are evident almost all the time.

Let the following Rottweiler Dog Breed infographic be your guide to learning more about this impressive canine.

Rottweiler Dog Breed Infographic

Rottweiler Dog Breed Training

We emphasize, again, that each dog is different than the next, although you can expect certain behavior traits of the Rottweiler dog breed in general, such as being dominant and demanding.

We encourage positive reinforcement training at all times, especially with large dog breeds. Happy to please, the Rottweiler will try its best to be what his owners want him to be, whether that be a family-friendly dog or a fierce guard dog.

Your training, your choice. Use positive reinforcement only and NEVER encourage bad behavior. NEVER train the Rottweiler to harm people. A well-trained dog will only behave as directed by their owners, so please be responsible.


SOURCE: Many thanks to for letting us use their informative Rottweiler Dog Breed Guide infographic!

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2 thoughts on “Rottweiler Dog Breed Traits and Characteristics [Infographic]”

  1. I love the Rottweilers but I don’t like how they are shortening the snout and having a more defined stop on them its purely cosmetics and actually inhibits the bite. If you look at rotts from the past they have a longer snout and a sloping stop, some American rotts still have this look but aren’t bred for working.


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