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 (rŏt′wī′lər, rôt′-)
A dog of a large breed developed in Germany, having a muscular body, a broad head, and a short black coat with tan markings on the face and legs.

[German, after Rottweil, a city of southern Germany.]


1. (Breeds) a breed of large robustly built dog with a smooth coat of black with dark tan markings on the face, chest, and legs. It was previously a docked breed
2. (often not capital) an aggressive, ruthless, and unscrupulous person
[German, named after Rottweil, German city where the dog was originally bred]


(ˈrɒt waɪ lər)

one of a German breed of large, powerful dogs having a short, coarse black coat with tan markings.
[1905–10; < German, after Rottweil city in SW Germany; see -er1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rottweiler - German breed of large vigorous short-haired cattle dogsRottweiler - German breed of large vigorous short-haired cattle dogs
sheep dog, sheepdog, shepherd dog - any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep


[ˈrɒtˌvaɪləʳ] NRottweiler m


[ˈrɒtvaɪlər] rottweiler (British) nRottweiler m
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Archie-Lee was being carried to the back door by his seven-year-old aunt when the rottweiler snatched him out of her arms.
A rescue centre said yesterday it had been contacted by the owners of several rottweilers whose owners no longer want them after a baby was mauled to death.
Two women had to be treated in the first aid department of Paphos hospital after they were attacked by Rottweilers while they were taking a walk on Sunday evening.
But their peaceful stroll last Sunday turned nasty after a rottweiler attacked their dog near Sunderland Road, Felling, Gateshead.
A Rottweiler should weigh between 40 and 50kg but this one is only 19kg.
Matthew Williams was walking on Newport Road with his pet when it was bitten on the back left leg, having been pinned to the ground by the Rottweiler.
Jake, a two-year-old Rottweiler cross, is to be honoured by the RSPCA at an award ceremony next month.
Cleveland Police confirmed today, however, that the rottweiler had been handed over to the PDSA on Thursday and had been put to sleep.
Thanks to all who asked after my welfare, as my right hand was badly bitten by the rottweiler and needed hospital treatment.
The attack came just three days after 13-month-old Archie-Lee Hirst was killed by a rottweiler in the back yard of his grandparents' home in Wakefield.
The two-and-a-half-year-old rottweiler was later killed by police.