Rottweilers are dogs that are large in size and have a powerful physique. It is not for nothing that these strong, hardy dogs are called “athletes among dogs”: they really have great strength and power, which makes early education and socialization absolutely necessary .
Even in puppyhood, rottweilers look quite massive and, as the dog grows, this tendency continues to persist.
What size should be the representative of this breed and how quickly the Rottweiler weight and hight depending on its age?
However, the breed standard specifies the allowable weight for the rottweilers of both sexes :
Males Rottweiler weight about 50 kg.
Bitches Rottweiler weight about 42 kg.
Puppy: Rottweiler Weight by months from Birth to 24 months
Monthly Rottweiler weight and hight
In order not to harm the fragile baby, it is necessary to competently approach the choice of products and diet. At this age, mother’s milk will be enough, provided that the bitch consumes the necessary amount of vitamins and minerals. At this point, the puppy Rottweiler height at the withers will be 20–22 cm, and Rottweiler weight – from 3.5 to 4.5 kg.
At 2 months, the puppy must first try raw meat, which must be cut into small pieces (it will be very difficult for him to gnaw a large piece). At this time, it is time to include dairy products in the diet, as well as eggs, vegetables and cereals.
The baby should eat 6 times a day. A pet should receive:
- not less than 200 grams of meat;
- 400 milliliters of milk;
- 100 grams of porridge;
- 150 grams of cottage cheese and the same amount of vegetables.
At this moment, growth should be at least 29–33 cm, the puppy Rottweiler weigh 8–9 kg.
At the age of 3 months, it is time to transfer the pet to 5 meals a day, increasing the total amount of food. Meat should not be less than 500 grams per day. Milk is up to 500, and cottage cheese, cereals and vegetables – up to 200 grams per day. At this time, the puppy Rottweiler weight 14–17 kg, and its height should be 47–48 cm.
In 4 months there will be no important changes in the diet. Continue to feed as before. The puppy’s growth at this time will be 50–51 cm, and Rottweiler weight – 17–23 kg.
At 5 months, it’s time to reduce the number of meals up to 4 times. Increase a serving of meat to 500 grams per day, and cereals – at least 250 grams. Rottweiler Weight at this age should be 24–31 kg, and height – 56 cm.
At 6 months, you need to transfer the animal to a three-time food system with an increase in the daily rate of cereals to 300 grams. Rottweiler Weight at this moment should be 30–35 kg, height – 61–64 cm.
At this age, the introduction of additional feed into the diet is allowed. This should be done gradually in small portions. The number of meals a pet can adjust yourself, it is important to do this after an equal period of time. His height should be 61–64 cm, Rottweiler weight – 34–40 kg.
It is important to monitor the puppy’s posture. So that he does not hunch, a bowl of food should be placed at chest level. The most convenient way for this will be a special high bracket. Remember that the rottweiler is prone to overeating, in this regard, it is necessary to accurately adjust its portion. If it is small, the puppy’s growth can slow down, and in case of overeating, health problems can begin.
At this age, the sizes should be: Rottweiler weight – 36–46 kg, height – 62–66 cm.
At this point, you have an almost adult dog, but with proper nutrition, growth will continue in the future. The number of meals in the described period should be reduced to 2 times a day.
Parameters of the 9-month-old Rottweiler weight – 36–50 kg, height – 63–67 cm.
It is better to give meat raw, but in order to avoid infection with parasites, some owners freeze it or pour boiling water before feeding. It is important to remember that lamb and pork should not be given to dogs due to the increased fat content of this meat, which negatively affects the condition of the animal’s liver.
At the age of 10 months, the parameters of the Rottweiler weight – 36-50 kg, height – 63–67 cm.
It is important to know that the owners of the breed described grow in height up to about a year, and then up to 2 years or a little more only increase muscle mass and weight. In bitches, growth slows down or stops altogether with the advent of the first estrus. After this, the animal can grow quite a bit (just a couple of centimeters), and then only grow in breadth and build muscle.