Today, lets focus on this controversial breed. You will learn in this article that its bad reputation is often unjustified...
It is a very ancient breed. We first discover them in the Roman Empire, where they were used to herd cattle for feeding the legionaries. They accompanied the Roman army to Germany, Rottweil. They quickly became a kind of emblem of the city. It is in the Middle Ages that the Rottweilers we know today appeared. At the time, they were called "Metzgerhund " or butcher's dog because they kept herds of cattle and butchers shops.
Over time, the breed spread. In the 19th century, the word Rottweiler appears for the 1st time. In the 20th century, the transportation of livestock was prohibited which was nearly fatal to the breed. Yet it was "saved" when used for military and agricultural purposes during the First World War.
Rottweilers were exported to the United States after the war, in England in the 60s and finally in France in the 70s.
The Rottweiler is, like all molosser, 100% power and strength. Measurements of a male range from 61 to 69cm heigh and 56 to 63cm heigh for a female. There is no standard of weight but on average it is 55 kg for males and 42 kg for females.
Today, it is a dog that many people associate with violence. However, dangerous behavior is essentially the result of a cruel training taught by irresponsible people for the sole purpose of owning a killer.
Even if the Rottweiler has a strong character and is not recommended as a first dog, they are rather quiet and loyal. Indeed, this is a good family dog as long as nobody bothers them. They can live with children if they know what the limits are.
It is essential to educate the Rottweiler at a young age to channel their boundless energy. A owner accustomed to training with a firm hand is highly recommended. However, you should not be too hard on them as it may make them nervous, submissive and timid.
Now you know all about the Rottweiler