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Rotticorso History

The Rotti Corso (or Rottweiler Italiano) is a herding and guard dog originally developed in Italy. The Rotti Corso is an Italian herding and farm guardian breed of medium size. The coat color varies from solid black to brindle, with red, brown, white, cream, and pied colours also occurring. The head is large with a distinct stop, and ears are erect and triangular in shape. The tail is docked to about half its original length. The Rottweiler is a medium-large sized muscular working and livestock guardian dog. The strong, powerful Rottweiler is a balance of size and substance, with massive bone and broad deep chest.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Rotticorso Physical Characteristics

The Rottweiler is a medium to large-size breed of working dog that was originally bred for herding cattle, pulling carts, and guarding property. They have a strong, muscular body and are constructed like a brick with a massive head, short back, deep rib cage, and heavily muscled hindquarters. They have a thick, heavy coat that is typically red, brindle, or blue merle. Their tails are traditionally docked. The Rottweiler has a sweet, calm temperament and is known as one of the most intelligent breeds of dogs.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Red, Black, Brown, Fawn, Brindle, Sable

Height Range

Male Height Range: 22 – 27 inches

Female Height Range: 20 – 25 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 80 – 120 lbs

Female Weight Range: 75 – 115 lbs

Rotticorso Health

Description of breed health.


8-12 yrs

Rotticorso Health Concerns

Entropion, Demodectic Mange, Canine Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat, Elbow Dysplasia, Cherry Eye

Rotticorso Temperament and Behaviour

The Rotticorso is a very active and energetic breed. They are highly protective of their territory and make great watch dogs. They are highly intelligent and can be trained to do a variety of jobs, from providing protection, to search and rescue, to hunting. They are very devoted to their families and make good companions, but can sometimes be aggressive towards strangers.

Rotticorso Activity Requirements

The Rottweiler is a muscular, medium-sized dog. They were originally bred in Germany as guard dogs and are intelligent, dependable, and loyal. The Rottweiler is an energetic and intelligent dog. They need about an hour of vigorous activity a day. They enjoy walking, hiking, and playing with toys. A backyard that gives them room to run is ideal. A Rottie can be a good family pet if taken proper care of. They are happiest when they are given a job to do and when they are involved in family life. Because they tend to be protective, they are not recommended for homes with small children.

Miles Per Day

14 miles

Activity Per Day

80 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Rotticorso is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Rotticorso is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Rotticorso is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Rotticorso is part of the Unclassified group.

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