noun, often capitalized
rott·​wei·​ler | \ ˈrät-ˌwī-lər How to pronounce rottweiler (audio) , ˈrȯt-ˌvī- \

Definition of rottweiler

: any of a breed of tall powerful black-and-tan short-haired dogs of German origin that are commonly used as guard dogs

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Examples of rottweiler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In June 2019, Kovu, a pit bull-rottweiler mix, had been picked up as a stray after a car crashed through Nieves' fence, creating a hole the dog was able to escape through, WFMZ reported. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 10 July 2021 The animals were eventually caught but not before one -- a rottweiler belonging to Elliott -- was able to bite two people sending them to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, 23 May 2021 Ezekiel Elliott is in trouble again because of his dogs after two people were hospitalized on Thursday after his rottweiler got loose and bit them, according to a report. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, 23 May 2021 The couple previously had two other dogs together: Momo, another rottweiler, and Ginger, a German shepherd. Cristin Espinosa, Dallas News, 10 May 2021 Rott n' Grapes Wine Club Rott n' Grapes, an uptown wine bar named after the owners' love for rottweiler dogs, has multiple levels of wine club memberships. Tirion Morris, azcentral, 3 Feb. 2020 Hopefully the search will pull out a rottweiler which barks early – and bites. Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2019 The Gilbert resident was used to calls from people at odd hours wanting to surrender their rottweilers to her pet-adoption charity, Rotten Rottie Rescue. Rebekah L. Sanders, azcentral, 26 June 2018 The 26 breeds represented range from retrievers and rottweilers to terriers (Scottish, cairn and Jack Russell), pugs and Pomeranians. Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Feb. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of rottweiler

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rottweiler

German, from Rottweil, city in Germany

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“Rottweiler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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