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We have had 10 rotties. Most were 80-90lbs. The biggest were 125 and currently 140. Both were/are lean and just very large dogs. The current 140 lb guy has black spots on his tongue, which makes me wonder if there isn't some mastiff in his bloodline, although he looks pure Rottie, he has a very beautiful face. Almost all have been adopted as adults, so you never know. If they are lean and muscular and healthy is all that matters. Our female is not lean. I try to keep her from the Chi's dish and the big guy's dish. But I fail... my first and second female Rotties were like her, on the shorter chunky side. Other females have been leaner with longer legs. Adopted rotts come in more sizes and shapes, since prolly most came from BYB.

What say you BBD? Have you seen black spots on purebred Rottie tongues? I hadn't before this.
 

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My girl is 11 months old and about 75 lbs. She runs with me twice a day and is very energetic. I had her on Diamond Naturals Large Breed and recently switched to Diamond Performance because of her being so active. I was hoping she'd put on more weight(which she may anyway since she's not adult yet) because I thought she was underweight. It seems like alot of rotties I see are bulky but now reading this... I realize they're overweight. Let me know y'alls opinions tho...
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She's a very nice looking girl. It's hard to tell from the pictures...but I think she may be a bit "chunky"?? In the picture where she is standing...she should have more of an under tuck at this age? She will still fill in and grow some more...till at least 2 years of age. You are right, most of the Rottweilers you see are overweight, or just out of the breed standard.

One thing I would caution you about . You mentioned running with your girl twice per day. At 11 month of age her growth plates are still open...and repetitive exercise such as running or jogging, biking is not recommended at her age. After about 18 month of age you can start slowly and on soft ground like grass is better. If she is running and racing around on her own in a fenced yard, that's different...she can decide when she is tired...and rest.
 

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She's a very nice looking girl. It's hard to tell from the pictures...but I think she may be a bit "chunky"?? In the picture where she is standing...she should have more of an under tuck at this age? She will still fill in and grow some more...till at least 2 years of age. You are right, most of the Rottweilers you see are overweight, or just out of the breed standard.

One thing I would caution you about . You mentioned running with your girl twice per day. At 11 month of age her growth plates are still open...and repetitive exercise such as running or jogging, biking is not recommended at her age. After about 18 month of age you can start slowly and on soft ground like grass is better. If she is running and racing around on her own in a fenced yard, that's different...she can decide when she is tired...and rest.
I will say the picture of her from the side isn't a good one. I honestly don't think she's chunky at all but she does have abit of extra skin like around her neck area.

I did say "running" but its more of a very slow jog, not a galloping type of run. She only runs full out when she wants to. I did read that previously about the growth plates and was worried about it. The only reason I don't take her on a "walk" is because she'd rather jog. Also we go a little over a mile each time.
 

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My previous Rott, Madi (10)- she passed in Jan - was around 90 - 100 pounds. Once she was 110, then I would reign back on the amount of food because she had a harder time getting up and limped more. 95 was the ideal weight for her - there was more pep in her step, could feel her ribs and hips but not see them, she smiled more, and was friendlier.
My current one, Merlot (5.5 mo) is under weight as she is 27lbs. She is tall but I can see her ribs and hips so trying to bulk her up.
 

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He is still a young dog, and will most likely fill in...he may grow in height a bit more. 90 lbs is a good sized dog. Rottweilers are not meant to be giant sized. 90-120 lbs is in the standard for weight depending on their height. He's a good looking boy and looks fit and not overweight. The oversized Rottweilers do not do well with their joints and ligament and usually don't have the stamina that a fit well proportioned dog does.
 

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Hi folks just weighed my current Boy at the vets office
and he slipped in at 124.5lbs, I'll not ever have another American breed Rott, will all be German lines from now on. Those who say a rott is FAT at 160 lbs must be thinking American breed bloodlines, I saw a German rott at 8 months and he was Huge, Tall and Big boned like the runt I had,,,, looked more Mastiff body wise but still conformed to the Breed and a Beautiful head at 3 years now and 202lbs and 11% body fat He was NOT fat in any way. I want his pup. The boy works on a cattle ranch and is very helpful at branding time can lay a cow down in seconds flat and holds them until branded.
 

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Hi folks just weighed my current Boy at the vets office
and he slipped in at 124.5lbs, I'll not ever have another American breed Rott, will all be German lines from now on. Those who say a rott is FAT at 160 lbs must be thinking American breed bloodlines, I saw a German rott at 8 months and he was Huge, Tall and Big boned like the runt I had,,,, looked more Mastiff body wise but still conformed to the Breed and a Beautiful head at 3 years now and 202lbs and 11% body fat He was NOT fat in any way. I want his pup. The boy works on a cattle ranch and is very helpful at branding time can lay a cow down in seconds flat and holds them until branded.
Just blown away by our German Rott this weekend, what an incredible worker. We live in the desert south west, typically 100 degrees in the shade, we worry about him with his black coat, thank god we put a pool in with a sun deck that he is on all the time. Every time he works I wet him down. He was non-stop yesterday, it was col 88* so I worked him after our walk. He's amazing and now I try to fake him because he'll do an entire grid search of our 1 acre yard. Literally you cant get it by him. his smell is incredible. When Im in the pool reaching up and holding his forearms he's massive and his support structure is insane his shoulders are as wide as mine. My Step daughter got an 18 mos old German yesterday, 119lb. She'll end up being the same size as her beloved Daisy who died 3 months ago, 135lb. She has a 3-5 yr old and her new girl was so happy for her new home.
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Here are all about the Sires Rottweilers:

Average height (adult): 24-27 inches
Average weight (adult): 85-135 pounds
Exercise requirement: 40 minutes a day
Longevity range: 8-11 years
Tendency to bark: Medium
Energy level: High
Color: Black with tan markings
Used as: Guardian dog

Here are all about the Dames Rottweilers:

Average height (adult): 22-25 inches
Average weight (adult): 75-105 pounds
Exercise requirement: 30- 40 minutes a day
Longevity range: 8-11 years
Tendency to bark: Medium
Energy level: High
Color: Black with tan markings
Used as: Guardian dog
 

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8mths old
Neck 21inch/53.5cm
Chest 34.5 inches/87.7cm
Girth behind front legs 34.5 inches/87.7cm
Neck to tail 28.5 inches/72.4cm
Stomach 34 inches/86.4cm
This is the measurements of my big boy when he was 8mths old, I didn’t have scales to weigh him, but my son is 105kg and he was holding Chewy on his scales and it turned off and said overlimit of 160kg, so that put him at minimum of 55kg (121 pounds) at 8mths again the scales turned off so that was minimum, in the photo of myself with Chewy, I am 171cm tall, so that gives you an indication of his height on his back legs.
I am in Australia, and Chewy is a pure breed I purchased from a breeder in Melbourne, his father was taller than chewy in this photo, it’s just come into spring here, and I live on the coast at the moment in between travelling, so we are going to start walking on the beach to start slowly building his strength and stamina, and keep him lean and fit ♥
 

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Beautiful dogs! We have a 5 month old female rottweiler, Penny.
She is 38 lbs, just went to the vet for a social visit. Her mom was 80 lbs and dad was 107, German bloodlines.
We chose this breeder because of the size of the parents and the temperament of the parents, they were amazing. We did not want a 120 lb companion.
I'm curious how Penny being 38 lbs at 5 months compares with your females weight at the same age.
She was the runt of the litter. We are hoping she tops out at 75-80 lbs.
This photo was at her group obedience class.
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Penny is very cute!! 38 lbs at 5 months of age is a bit small. She may end up around 70 lb, which is still a nice size for a female. Some lines grow and fill out well into their 2nd and 3rd year. She still has lots of growing to do!! :) Congratulations on taking her to obedience classes!!
 

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There have been standards put in place for all breeds of dogs. Some breeders breed for the AKC standard. Great for the purist. There are a great number of rottweiler purists on this site and many others. You can bash and disbelieve all you want but those anomalies do exist. If you bought an 18th century French table and chair set, you would think they were for children because they were designed for short people. Which were the standard size aristocrats of that time. A very difficult sell in 2022 you think. Breeders will push the envelope as long as price and demand increase. World Champion Sting Haus of Lazic was no small dog. Lennox Haus of Lazic was no small dog either all muscle. Look up these dogs. Plenty of pictures and proof for you. I agree there are some bad actors out there misrepresenting themselves with Bigfoot stories. On the other hand they all cannot be liars either.
 

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I don't see a weight on Sting...but from the pictures he does not look oversized. His head is big, and he has that Eastern European look that is popular with the flat nose. Not sure what your point is?? These are not 150 lbs dogs...just on the bigger size of standard size.
 
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