The Rottweiler is a noble breed that is misunderstood from lack of knowledge.

Those that feel the Rottweiler is a vicious time bomb develop their opinion from the media or exper
ience. The reports are about someone that was bitten by a Rottweiler. The headlines to these reports use words like mauled, viciously, attack to grab the public's attention. Sometimes these reports fail to give the accurate breed or state the true scenario leading up to the aggressive behavior. Most of the time the human involved unintentionally triggered the aggressive behavior. There is one thing that is constant, which is the dog was owned by irresponsible owner. It is heartbreaking to see a breed I love and admire be misunderstood.

To understand the Rottweiler, you first need to know where they came from and what they where used for. I won't bore you in a long history lesson. I will briefly state the foundation origin of the Rottweiler. The Rottweiler is a working dog and got its name from the city of Rottweil. The Rottweiler is a descendent of the drover dogs used by Romans to cross the Alps. The drover dog purpose was to herd and guard the food supply during the journey. After entering the Region of Rottweil, the butcher's bred these dogs for performance and usefulness in the breed. These dogs had multiple jobs. They were to herd and guard cattle as well as guard property and their master. They were also used as draught d