The Rottweiler is a medium large working breed with a strong willingness to please. The breed’s versatility is demonstrated in numerous venues including herding, carting, search & rescue, therapy work, and more. The Rottweiler was originally designed to be an all-around farm dog for tasks requiring endurance, agility and strength. The breed should denote a compact and muscular build, neither too slight nor too heavy in appearance. Despite its strength, the Rottweiler, when placed in a proper home with early consistent training, makes a devoted companion.