How much exercise does a Rottweiler need?

A Rottweiler needs 60-120 minutes of exercise per day. As a large, powerful breed which was originally used to herd cattle and pull heavy carts of meat, they have a lot of stamina and need plenty of physical exercise.

One or two daily walks of 60 minutes will keep them healthy and mentally stimulated. Although Rottweilers are not the best running dogs, gentle jogging is also something that will help them burn their energy. And they will love to join you on long hikes which will provide plenty of interesting new sights, sounds, and smells.

If you feel that your Rottweiler needs more exercise to keep it strong, a weighted vest (never more than 10% of its body weight) can provide more of a workout.

Mental exercise is also important. In addition to enjoying toys and games, Rottweilers typically appreciate and perform well in advanced obedience and agility classes. These are a great way for you both to strengthen your bond and have fun together.