Rottweilers can be tough and massive on the outside, but on the inside, these dogs are all love! Rotties are loyal, brave, and protective of their owners. They need someone to train them to be docile. Even with their mellow temperament, the Rottweiler requires a heavy dose of companionship and exercise. Don't let the size intimidate you, this breed is excellent for families and can even do well with small animals. However, the owner of a Rottie should be an experienced, dog-loving owner. If you're looking for a combination of the perfect guard dog and family dog, a Rottweiler is for you!