- one of a German breed of large, powerful dogs having a short, coarse, black coat with tan to brown markings.
Origin of Rottweiler
1905–10; < German, after Rottweil city in southwest Germany; see -er1
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He'll be home with his partner of 10 years, Monte Lapka, and their dog Zora, a mix between a Rottweiler and a Labrador.Glee's New Villain
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- 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
- (often not capital) an aggressive, ruthless, and unscrupulous person
German, named after Rottweil, German city where the dog was originally bred
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Word Origin and History for rottweiler
1907, from Rottweil, town in Württemberg, southern Germany.
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