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Rottweiler definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: German breed of large vigorous short-haired cattle dogs

Merriam Webster's

noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: German, from Rottweil, city in Germany Date: 1907 any of a breed of tall powerful black-and-tan short-haired dogs of German origin that are commonly used as guard dogs

Britannica Concise

Breed of dog descended from a breed of cattle dog left by the Roman legions in Rottweil, Germany. From the Middle Ages to c.1900, it accompanied butchers on buying expeditions, carrying money in a neck pouch. It has also served as a guard dog, drover's dog, draft dog, and police dog. Stocky and muscular, it stands 22-27 in. (56-69 cm) and weighs 90-110 lbs (41-50 kg). It has a short, black coat, with tan markings on the head, chest, and legs.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a dog of a tall black-and-tan breed. 2 this breed. Etymology: G f. Rottweil in SW Germany

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(Rottweilers) Note: in BRIT, also use 'rottweiler' A Rottweiler is a large black and brown breed of dog which is often used as a guard dog. N-COUNT



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