This article is from the Rottweilers Breed FAQ, by email@example.com (Denise Gross).
The Rottweiler is a working breed. He is generally not happy sitting
around doing nothing all day. A large yard with a six-foot high fence
is ideal, but adult Rottweilers have been kept successfully in large
apartments. The yard is essential if a puppy or young dog is being
acquired; it will help to keep the dog exercised and reduce boredom
which in turn may prevent destructive behavior. If you don't have the
space, consider a smaller or less active breed. Personal commitment on
the part of the owner is the most important thing. People willing to
walk their dog on a regular basis will find a more personal and
bonding relationship developing than just letting them run by
themselves in the yard. Your Rottweiler will require a minimum of two
good walks each day (10 to 20 minutes each). Adequate exercise is
necessary to maintain the good health of your Rottweiler, as they have
a tendency to gain weight without proper exercise.