A typical serving for this large dog is 4 to 10 cups of excellent quality dry dog food per day, depending on its age, size, build, activity level, and metabolism.
Typical calorie needs of an adult Rottweiler, weighing 110 pounds, per day:
- Senior and less active: up to 2,000 calories daily
- Typical adults: up to 2,200 calories daily
- Physically active/working dogs: up to 2,700 calories daily
As an active large dog, a Rottweiler needs a lot of protein, which should be around 25% of their overall diet. Protein develops muscles and prevents Rotts from becoming overweight as it is secreted through the kidneys and not stored as fat. Choose a high quality brand that lists animal protein (beef, bison, chicken, or turkey) as its number 1 ingredient. Wheat, corn and other glutens should be avoided altogether as they are prolific skin and digestive allergens for this breed. Carb sources should be from vegetables like sweet potato and carrots.
Since this breed is prone to Hip and Elbow Dysplasias, puppies should be fed a diet high in glucosamine and chondroitin that protect the joints. Omega fatty acids from fish would help maintain a healthy coat.