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I'm sorry that you feel that you have been called out. This is something that Rottweiler owners hear all the time about the "160 lb Rottweiler". He does look overweight,and he does look like he is big. I have been around this breed for most of my life and I have yet to meet a 160 lb Rottweiler that is not overweight or grossly out of standard. What is his pedigree??? I will ask fellow Rottweiler breeders about a puppy that sold for $68,000. This must be a tall tale that gets passed around?
The best puppies stay in Germany and do not sell for that much. I can look up Bruno's Championship on the record books.

I'm not saying that Tyson is not the best dog. He looks very much loved and cared for. I understand that you can't help that he is over the standard breed size. Bigger is not better in this breed. My first Rottweiler (named Bruno) was also oversized and way out of the breed standard....he died at the age of 6. 馃槩
That tail could be 30 lb....but you're right, to be perfect he needs that skinny waist. His hips will thank him.
 

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I'd say he looks ever so slightly chubby. But given the fact that he looks pretty good at 160, even if he slimmed down I doubt you'd get him under 145 or so, which is still huge for a Rottweiler.

For reference, here is my boy. He is 2 years and 115 lb and I think well proportioned.

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I'd say he looks ever so slightly chubby. But given the fact that he looks pretty good at 160, even if he slimmed down I doubt you'd get him under 145 or so, which is still huge for a Rottweiler.

For reference, here is my boy. He is 2 years and 115 lb and I think well proportioned.

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He's a good looking boy. I like that you can see a hint of the last few ribs. Leaner is healthier in this breed. They love their food!!!:)
 

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I just want to tell you about Dexter. He is is 46kg, and got a great body shape. The vets said he is the ideal weight. This is by their body chart. He is also a tall Rottweiler, mush taller them my others. Donn't know much about his mum and dad. I him from advert, someone was selling him after a breakup. He was about 4 months old. I will try and get a photo of him uploaded.
 

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I just want to tell you about Dexter. He is is 46kg, and got a great body shape. The vets said he is the ideal weight. This is by their body chart. He is also a tall Rottweiler, mush taller them my others. Donn't know much about his mum and dad. I him from advert, someone was selling him after a breakup. He was about 4 months old. I will try and get a photo of him uploaded.
If Dexter weighs 46 kgs...that is about 101 lbs.....that is a normal in standard weight for a male Rottweiler. He sounds like he is the perfect weight and size. The OP claims his dog is 160 lbs and not overweight...that would be 72 kgs.
 

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AGREED ABOUT DOING THE bREED RIGHT. tYSON IS A 100% gERMAN rOTT, ONE OF THE REPLIES COMES FROM A GUY WHO SAYS THE PURE GERMAN DOGS ARE THIS SIZE.
Tyson is 160 weighed by his Vet. Thats his Grandpa Bruno, who sold for $68,000 at 8 weeks old, incredible champion. We give him the weight adjusted dog food for slimming, he's never had human food, never begs, works daily. My first post and I feel like I'm being called out? We cant do anything about his size other than feed him healthy food and work him. He looks exactly like a 160lb dog because he is and everyone that sees him is astonished. He's absolutely a
beautiful dog
I have a 162 pound rottweiler and he is only 2 yrs old, very concerned as he not fat at all, very tall to the sholder just shy of 69cm (27 inches) He is very energetic, a bit like a wrecking ball, very loving, happy and affectionate. He loves his walks, charges up and down the veach like a horse and loves swimming, he is on the go all day. My main concern is he is still getting bigger any idea how big he could get. The vet says hes a giant roman rottweiler
 

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He could potentially fill out until he is 3years old yes. 162 is extremely heavy for a Rottweiler. He is what he is in terms of energy, you will just have to wait till he starts to slow down as he matures. Loads of mental stimulation knackers them out as much as physical. It works with my dog who is 133lbs and very high drive and also takes the physical toll off the joints. At 2 you can also up his exercise as he will not be growing skeletal wise. Is he neutered? I ask this as if he was done young (pre 18months minimum) he could have more chance of developing hip/elbow dysplasia, especially due to his size. I dont know his line and the breed history/breeder but breeding Rotts that size potentially heightens the risk of a host of issues later on. I'm sure you are doing the right things already but mental exercise as well as physical and training on top will balance out his energy considerably
 
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