What is the difference between the Rottweiler and the Doberman Pinscher, aka Doberman?

The Rottweiler and the Doberman are both tall dogs, with the male Rottweiler averaging 25.5 inches in height and the Doberman male averaging 27 inches in height.

Although the Doberman is taller on average, the Rottweiler is much heavier. For example, the Rottweiler weighs an average of 112 pounds as a fully grown male, whereas the Doberman male weighs an average of 93 pounds

Both the Rottweiler and the Doberman have short coats. However, the Rottweiler has a double coat that is dense in texture, whereas the Doberman has a fine coat, with a limited undercoat.

You can find the Doberman in many hues ranging from blue, red, tan, brown, white, and black. These hues are most often paired with rust-colored markings. The Rottweiler is almost always black, with tan to rust-colored markings.

The Rottweiler and the Doberman are both alert and fearless breeds that are loyal to their families. The Rottweiler is more independent and courageous, while the Doberman is more energetic and obedient.

The Rottweiler is a highly social breed that required a lot of attention. Therefore, they tend to have a lot of separation anxiety if left alone. The Doberman’s social needs are average, and they do okay when left alone unless it’s for extended periods of time.

Rottweilers live an average of 8 to 11 years, while Dobermans live an average of 10 to 12 years. Unfortunately, Rottweilers are prone to many health issues, which can shorten their lives dramatically if not properly cared for

Rottweiler  Health Problems

– Allergies – Aortic Stenosis – Bloat – Elbow and Hip Dysplasia – Hypothyroidism – Osteosarcoma – Pan osteitis – Sub valvular Aortic Stenosis

Doberman: Health Problems

– Cardiomyopathy – Hip Dysplasia – Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) – Von Willebrand’s Disease – Wobbler’s Syndrome