One of the most well-known dog breeds today. The intimidating size of the Rottweiler, weighing between 85-130 pounds of pure muscle, will make anyone walking by feel frightened. That being said, there is nothing to fear with a properly trained Rottie. While very protective, they should never behave aggressively towards someone non-threatening.
This German originating breed is a descendant of the now extinct Roman Molossus. The Rottweiler has been around for a very long time and was initially bred to drive cattle to the market for butchering. When the cattle driver would finish his route, he would hang his purse full of cash around the neck of his Rottweiler to ensure that nobody would try to steal from him. When rail transport was invented, and cattle driving became a thing of the past, Rotties nearly went extinct. Thankfully, German police found use in these powerful dogs, and for that, they are still with us today. The Rottweiler has been a working dog since the beginning of their existence, and this is still what they enjoy doing most.
Many cities have banned Rottweilers for being overly aggressive, Rott owners need to break this stigma. This aggressive behavior is a result of inexperienced dog owners that cannot undertake such a self-assured dog. The Rottie is a highly intelligent and trainable dog. Owners must be firm with their Rotties so that there is no question as to who is in charge in the relationship. This breed is never fearful and will be ready for any high-pressure situation. It is probably every home invader's worst nightmare to open up the door to find a Rottweiler there waiting for them. The Rottweiler is usually suspicious of strangers when first meeting them but tends to warm up once they see that their owner approves the new face.
Besides being excellent guardians and protectors, these dogs are extremely loving towards their families. The Rott looks tough on the outside, but they have warm, gentle eyes that tell a different story. The Rottie will quickly become your best friend, and there are not many dogs that are quite as loyal as them. As big and tough as this dog is, they will love their families unconditionally and display plenty of affection.
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