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Rottmatian History

The Rotty is a breed of versatile herding and guard dogs originating in the Balkans and Romania. The best known of the breeds are from Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. This is a versatile working dog, used for guarding, driving, and as livestock guardians. The type most likely existed in Roman times, and was known by various names. The Latin name rottulus is used to describe a spotted or mottled animal. The Old English russet comes from rocco (rust), due to the reddish colour of some types. The Rotweiler was referenced in 1669 by Georg Wenck, describing a German shepherd-type dog. The Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma were the primary breeding areas for the Rottweiler. The Rottweiler is very strong, muscular, and powerful. The head is broad and deep with a broad muzzle, and small, dark, well set eyes. The neck should be thick, powerful, and muscular. The chest is deep, and the front legs are straight, with well-boned, strong, and powerfully muscled forequarters. The tail is bushy, and may be carried low. The coat should be short and smooth, and comes in all shades of red, fawn, mahogany, black and blue merle.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America


Dalmatian, Rottweiler

Rottmatian Physical Characteristics

The Rotti is a medium-to-large breed of herding and guard dogs that was originally bred by the Romans. It is muscular, athletic, and rectangular in shape. Its head is broad and deep, with well-developed jaws, wide-set almond-shaped eyes, and a pendulous, hanging nose. The Rottweiler has a powerful neck, a well muscled back and loin, and a straight, short tail. Its fur is short, coarse, and glossy with a thick undercoat and comes in a variety of shades ranging from gray to red.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Red, White, Pied, Sable, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 21 – 26 inches

Female Height Range: 18 – 23 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 70 – 100 lbs

Female Weight Range: 60 – 90 lbs

Rottmatian Health

Description of breed health.


11-15 yrs

Rottmatian Health Concerns

Deafness, Urolithiasis, Hip And Elbow Dysplasia, Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis, Lymphoma, Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat, Entropion, Demodectic Mange, Panosteitis, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Dalmatian Bronzing Syndrome

Rottmatian Temperament and Behaviour

The Rottman is a calm, affectionate and loyal breed of dog. They are generally easygoing and get along well with children, other dogs and cats. They are very intelligent and eager to learn, but are often independent and stubborn.

Rottmatian Activity Requirements

The Rottweiler is a large, powerful dog that is known for its strength, intelligence, and protective instincts. These traits make this a popular police, guard, and military dog. While they require a great deal of exercise and mental stimulation, Rottweilers are still well-suited for homes with families. They are protective and loyal, making them an excellent addition to a family with children. Children should always be supervised around Rottweilers. Like all large, strong breeds, they can be intimidating to children. However, with proper training and supervision, this can become a great relationship. If you are interested in a Rottweiler, be prepared to provide them with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. While they do not require as much space as some larger breeds, they still will need room to run.

Miles Per Day

15 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

3.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Rottmatian is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Rottmatian is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Rottmatian is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Rottmatian is part of the Unclassified group.

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