Rottweiler Rescue Information: The Rottweiler is a large breed herding and guard dog. Rottweilers are very stable and brave. This breed needs a firm, experienced handler from the very beginning. Rottweilers can be good family pets that are trustworthy with children and other pets if they are trained and socialized from an early age. If a Rottweiler is not treated properly it can become aggressive. Rottweilers need plenty of exercise and can run in open country without a leash. Rottweilers can live in an apartment or a home with a small yard if they get enough exercise.
Rottweiler Trivia: Rottweilers were used to herd cattle for the Roman Legion so the soldiers would have meat. The Rottweiler is named after the German town of Rottweil. Rottweilers are often used as police dogs. Rottweilers nearly became extinct in the nineteenth century. Rottweilers are descendents of ancient Italian Mastiffs.