Don’t be fooled by Hollywood: Rotties are some of the sweetest dogs on the planet. Somewhere along the line they gained a reputation as a ruthless warrior.
While it’s true that a well-trained Rottie is the ultimate loyal guardian, under their sheen of strength and imposing frame is a gentle and playful soul who merely wants to make sure you, his human companion, is safe.
Temperament: Loyal, loving, confident guardian
Height: 24-27 inches (male), 22-25 inches (female)
Weight: 95-135 pounds (male), 80-100 pounds (female)
Life expectancy: 9-10 years