It is commonplace to label dogs according to their breed. Some stereotypes are justified. The Greyhound is indeed fast. Though Rottweilers are used as military, police, or guard dogs, nothing pleases them more than a vigorous belly rub. All they need is a job to be truly happy.
Rottweilers are indeed loyal, protective, and powerful. They are also reliable as guard dogs. They are contemplative in their response and adopt a wait-and-see attitude when something disturbs their environment, like a strange sight or sound. This explains their aloofness. They take time to make friends but are not unfriendly, just careful. This muscular dog needs his space and exercise, plenty of it. Mental exercises are also a must. It is thus obvious that a Rottweiler is an admirable and competent buddy if handled properly. But if neglected and not allowed to socialize, they can be a handful for most households. These are some Rottweiler facts you probably know.
While we have talked about the known facts of a Rottweiler, there are some unknown facts of this big handsome dog too:
1. A Little Bit Of History
They are descended from Roman Drover Dogs which were used to herd cattle when Europe was invaded by the Romans. Even today the Rottweilers participate in herding tournaments and can more than match the shepherds and the sheepdogs in the field. A leftover vestige from its days as a cattle herder is its tendency to bump, a playful nudge to control cattle.
2. Loves To Do Service
Nothing pleases a Rottweiler more than having something engaging and engrossing to do. They are highly intelligent and, with the training to match, they can do a lot of things. They also make good guide dogs, obedience dogs, therapy dogs, service dogs, and a lot more.
3. Guides And Leaners
Rottweilers have a cattle-driving heritage, where they used their bodies to push cattle in the desired direction. They tend to lean and push and can accidentally topple a toddler with a nudge.
4. Protecting The Butcher’s Money
We may not be aware of the significance of the word Metzgerhund which translates to a butcher’s dog. Rottweilers were useful to pull carts for butchers after cattle herding was outlawed. They were also used to bring back the money. Drovers tied it around the Rottweiler’s neck and could count upon them to deliver the money home.
5. Very Sensitive
Rottweilers can be gentle, family-friendly creatures. They are generally quiet, calm, and easy-going. But they need care for that. Give them measured and ordered training from an early age as well as focused socialization around children, strangers, and other pets. Give them quality time. Be fair and firm but never mean to a Rottweiler and he will doubly repay you with love and respect.
The Rottweiler can do almost anything asked of them, and that is just what you should be doing. Because left alone and with nothing to do, he will either devour your sofa or dig a swimming pool in your backyard. A Rottweiler, Wynd, even won the AKC Humane Fund ACE Award in the Therapy Dog category for helping school kids, the elderly, and those suffering from PTSD.
Who wouldn’t want these friendly and amazing dogs as their all-time furry companion? Especially after learning these wonderful Rottweiler facts!