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Banned or Restricted in Areas Within: Arkansas, California (mandatory spay/neuter), Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin

This massive but calm breed is calm, trainable, and full of courage. Rottweilers are loyal and will ignore any pains in order to protect their family. They are natural guard dogs, but despite their large size, they are calm dogs. Due to their high intelligence they do well with police and military work. They quickly decide who is a friend and belongs and will happily welcome them, but a person with bad intentions should not even try to approach this dog.

They need a ton of exercise or a good job to do. During the middle ages it was used for almost every task, from herding to message carrying. They were bred in the German town from which they get their name.