What Rottweilers Were Bred For?

Rottweilers were bred originally as herding dogs, and that’s still their primary use.
Rottweiler breeders found the dog to be successful because of its protective nature towards its herd (or family), willingness to take on larger animals, courage when under attack, and agility. Sometimes they would double up for law enforcement in rural areas who didn’t have much crime or money for police officers.”

The Rottweiler was used in Nazi Germany during the 1930s and 1940s by Adolf Hitler’s personal bodyguards for protection. The original German name was “Butcher Dogs” (‘butcher’ meaning ‘hacker’ or ‘cutter’). They weren’t called this because they cut meat – rather…

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