Roddy is a Rottweiler. Many people fear Rottweilers because of their size and powerful build, and often categorize the breed as dangerous and unpredictable. And yet, although their history is not well documented, it is believed they actually descended from ancient Roman herding dogs: dependable, rugged, willing workers with great intelligence and a strong instinct to guard. These descendants of the Roman drover dog kept cattle together to and from market until the middle of the 19th century, at which time the driving of cattle was outlawed and, also, the donkey and the railroad replaced the dogcarts.
Roddy, alert and ready for
whatever comes next.
In the early 1900s, the Rottweiler gained popularity as a police dog, for he is basically a calm, confident, self-assured dog with an inherent desire to protect and a strong willingness to work. He is especially suited as a companion, guardian, and general all-purpose dog.
Smiling pretty on a great day.
Like dogs in general, "Rotties" certainly need proper socialization, consistent training, and daily exercise, but many people know them to be loyal family members and guardians, although they may attempt to “herd” the children from time to time!