Top 7 Most Famous Rottweilers

The Rottweiler is a beautiful black-and-tan dog with a muscular build and a loyal nature. These dogs often get a bad rap for being aggressive but they are actually one of the gentlest and friendliest dogs you will come across. In fact, Rottweilers are such a wonderful breed that many celebrities own them. Below you will find a list of the top seven most famous Rottweilers, including some that are owned by your favorite celebrities.

1. Will Smith– In 2004, the AKC rated the Rottweiler as the third most popular dog in Philadelphia so it is no wonder that Will Smith, a Philly native, loves this breed as much as he does. Along with his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith owns four Rottweilers. The couple enjoys the hardworking nature of this breed as well as their excellent endurance – they make great exercise companions!

2. Hayden Panettiere– American actress, singer, and model Hayden Panettiere is most famous for her role as Claire Bennet in the Heroes television series. In addition to being known for her acting skills, Hayden is also known for her canine companion, a full-blooded Rottweiler.

3. Bruno Mars– Famed for his musical prowess, Bruno Mars became a dog owner for the first time in April 2012. Mars adopted a black-and-tan puppy that seemed to be a Rottweiler and he introduced the puppy, Geronimo, via Tweet on April 18th, 2012.

4. Leonardo DiCaprio– American actor and producer, Leonardo DiCaprio has appeared in dozens of movies and he is also an animal and environmental activist, supporting organizations like the World Wildlife Fun and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. DiCaprio also supports his own dog, a beautiful Rottweiler named Baby.

5. Robbie Williams– An English singer and songwriter, Robbie Williams was also a member of the pop group Take That during the 1990s. Williams is a well-known dog lover and he has had as many as eight dogs at once including his Rottweiler, Missy.

6. Tulisa Contostavlos– Known for her role as a judge on the X Factor television show, Tulisa Contostavlos is a singer herself. Contostavlos is known for doling out some tough love and she has been seen visiting the contestants in their house with her Rottweiler in tow.

7. Miley Cyrus– American singer and songwriter Miley Cyrus is known for having a bit of a wild side. As crazy as she may sometimes seem, this pop star also has a bit of a softer side, especially when it comes to her Rottweiler-Beagle mix named Happy. Happy was found as a stray and adopted by the singer and her then-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth.

The Rottweiler may not be the most delicate breed and it certainly isn’t a dog you can carry around in your purse, but it is still a breed that is well-loved by celebrities and by the American public. These dogs are large and incredibly strong but they do have a softer side and they are easy to love. If you are thinking about getting a dog of your own, consider following in the footsteps of your favorite celebrities and give the Rottweiler a try!

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