The Rottweiler is a breed of domestic dog that can be categorized as a medium or large dog. These dogs are known as ‘’Butcher dogs’’, because they were used in livestock herding and they pull carts with meat. Until the middle of the 19th century, they were used for those actions, but today they are used as police dogs, search and rescue and guiders for blind people.
This dog history dates to the Roman Empire. At that time they were used to herd livestock, because the soldiers had to bring live animals for food (they cooked them, of course), and they guarded the storages at night. In the Roman history this dog was described as very brave, good guardian dog, and they were very popular at that time.
The Rottweiler is a good dog, it is very devoted, obedient and eager to work. They are great guard dogs, and their reaction time for alerts is one of the best. Because in the movies these dogs were presented as the dangerous and evil animals, people believe that they are really dangerous, and many people avoid any contact with them! This is true actually. They are very untrusting with people that they meet for the first time. They have desire to protect home and family, and are very intelligent, one of the most intelligent dogs in the world. But, one study shows that the Rottweiler is aggressiveness towards other dogs and owners, but more aggressive towards strangers than other dogs. Another study from the 2008 shown than, between 1979 and 1998, these dogs and pit-bull dogs, were responsible for 67% of deaths, caused by dog attacks!