One of the large dog breeds standing at the 8th rank among these 196 dog breeds is the Rottweiler dog breed. Rottweiler is a wonderful dog but not for everyone. People need to have special training to deal with a Rottie.
This large breed is strong, active, and used as a working dog as well as a police dog for rescuing and searching. These dogs have been mainly used to herd livestock for many centuries.
About Rottweiler Dog Breed
The Rottweiler dog is a muscular dog with massive strength. It is also known with some other common names like Rott and Rottie. In German, Rottweiler was called ‘Rottweiler Metzgerhund‘, that in English means Rottweil butchers-dogs. It was because, until the 19th century, Rotts were used for herding livestock and pulling meat carts to the butcher markets.
Rottweiler is a dog with good nature, even temperament of gentleness, obedience, and devotion. It has a strong and rustic appearance with self-assured, fearless, and steady behavior same as golden retriever dog. They see their owner as a calm and stable pack leader.
The origin of Rottweiler lies with the Romans who took their ancestors to Germany before the breakout of world war 1.
The American Kennel Club recognized Rottweilers in 1931.
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