Your favorite AKC dog breed is the Rottweiler. This is the perfect breed gift, telling all about Rotties. A great dog lover gift on a t shirt, hoodie, mug, sticker, magnet, button, ornament - makes a great Rottweiler Christmas gift. The Rottweiler originated in Germany via ancient Rome and is part of the AKC Working Group. Described as steady and calm; can be rather aloof at times. An adaptable and courageous guardian to home and family. Nicknames for the Rottweiler include: Rottie, Rotty, Roc, Rott, Rochester. Famous Rottweilers include Snots (from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation) and Riff-Raff from Underdog.