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A Rottweiler And What You Should Know

Jun 19, 2008
Many people still fear the look of the Rottweiler and this is not something that seems to be on the path of changing any time soon, as fear is what the Rottweiler has been placing in people for many years. It can be hard for owners of a Rottweiler to have guests into their home because of this immediate fear that people feel when they see a Rottweiler walking towards them. With a little education on the history of this breed, you cannot only help handle the fears of your guests, but you can help the bond you and the dog share.

By understanding what the Rottweiler breed has been through and what they have accomplished over the years, you will be able to better understand your pet and this may help you in raising them. Never mistake this breed for a dumb one as they are anything but and have been found over time to be helpful in both completing work chores and for protection of people and personal belongings.

This breed originally started many years ago and its ancestry even goes all the way back into the times of ancient Rome. Back then, the breed started as a Mastiff type dog, which was known as the Roman drover. During the day, while soldiers would travel, the drovers would herd cattle and then protect the soldiers during the night. This breed served as an excellent alarm in alerting the soldiers of surprise attacks.

During the travels of Caesar, some of the drovers were left behind in Germany, and it was in Rottweil, Germany, where the dog got its name as they began to breed this dog in order to serve them the way they served the soldiers. They would serve as work dogs just like they did for the soldiers. There was no doubt in the minds of anyone that this was a dog to respect and respect them they did.

With the Rottweiler pulling carts and barges, it seemed that they were suddenly irreplaceable but that thought soon came to an end with the introduction of the railroad. Now, without a job, the fate of the Rottweiler breed was not looking too great and there was fear they would soon cease to exist.

But then the police stepped in and saw that the Rottweiler would make a wonderful police dog and in 1910, it was official, the Rottweiler was a police dog.

Then it was in 1931 that the American Kennel Club Stud Book finally admitted the Rottweiler and for a decade, the popularity of this breed was shown, as it always seemed to make the top ten of the American Kennel Club's registered breeds.

But then, in the year 2000, eleventh place was given to the Rottweiler and the breed lost the decade long streak. The Rottweiler popularity still continued to grow and still became the member of many households across the world. Being as loved and respected now as they were back in the ancient Roman times, the Rottweiler is here to stay.
About the Author
Sharon Davies is an avid lover of the Rottweiler and owns a popular website that can teach you how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Rottweiler. Among other topics at this website, you will find out more about Rottweiler History plus a whole lot more.
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