The Rottweiler is a breed of dog I truly adore. Our Rottweiler’s have all been strong protectors with sensitive personalities. They love to show off and please us. I trust our dogs wholeheartedly both as companions and watch dogs. Our current female loves to sleep next to us when we’re sleeping and guard the front door when we’re away.
She’s wonderful with our other dogs, enjoying daily play time and monitoring our property with them. Our past male Rottweiler’s were better behaved around strange dogs, being less protective than our current and past females.
The Rottweiler is one of the oldest of herding breeds said to be one of the descendants of Roman drover dogs. In Germany they were used to herd livestock and pull carts heavy with butchered meats and other products to market. The revival of interest in the Rottweiler began during the First World War, using them in various roles, such as messengers, ambulance pulling and guard dogs.
While still used in herding, Rottweiler’s are commonly used as search and rescue dogs, guide dogs for the blind, Schutzhund trained guard or police dogs, among other roles.
The ideal Rottweiler is a medium large, robust and powerful dog, shiny black coat with clearly defined rust markings. Their compact and substantial build expresses great strength, agility and endurance.
The tail is traditionally docked at the first or second joint to create a Natural Bob Tail here in the United States. However docking is now banned in many countries and this is reflected in the FCI Standard.
The Rottweiler breed will try to dominate the household if they don’t respect people as being the Alpha’s of the pack. Start their training at a young age and be very clear in your rules and what you expect from them! A well-behaved Rottweiler is reserved with strangers and affectionate and loyal with his family.
The Black Beauty Breed Film – “Behind the Tough Image is a Dog with Heart”.
I purchased the DVD and enjoyed every minute of it!