- Other names:
- Butchers Dog
- Rottweil Metzgerhund
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Rottweilers are a large dog breed which were originally bred to help drive cattle and pull carts. The breed's physical strength and fearless attitude makes them ideal guard dogs and watch dogs for the military, businesses, and families.
Rotties have a very strong protective instinct which can make the breed tricky for those not accustomed to this behavior. It is important to fully train and socialize rottweilers at a young age so their overly protective instinct doesn't lead to aggression issues in adulthood. With this in mind, rottweilers are not an overly aggressive bully breed by nature. Well bred and properly socialized rotties are generally playful, friendly, and loving dogs.