Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Fact of the Day: Rottweiler

Rottweiler dogs are named after the German town called Rottweil. They originated as a herding dog and dogs that would pull carts of meats for butchers. 

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  1. I was curious that you chose to feature Rottweiler dogs, primarily because the breed has a dangerous reputation. That made me look them up and read more about them. I had no idea that their origin may go back to Roman times and the drover dogs that accompanied Roman legions when they traveled. The dogs herded cattle that provided food for the soldiers. Of course, as with many animals, their behavior is usually a result of their treatment by their owners and the training they have received. I was happy to learn that a properly treated and trained Rottweiler can be a very good pet ~ and those puppies are darling. That said, a Scottie is more my size. Thanks for continuing to dangle interesting facts that push me to learn more about things I might otherwise not think of.

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  2. I didn't know that. Interesting.

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    1. One day Martha you'll surprise us all and state that you KNEW something!
      I presume you did GO TO SCHOOL?????????????
      Colin

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  3. I think you have to be a dog breeder here in Australia to have these dogs.
    They are definitely on a restricted ownership list.
    They are considered dangerous but as my mate Fundy has written, the dangerous ones are generally the result of the owner, this the restricted list.
    No one with an inkling of a criminal record/drug problem would be permitted to have one.........the dog would be put down and the illegal owner jailed and fined heavily.
    I for one am terrified of this breed. A registered elderly neighbour had two pedigreed ones and they were fenced in but their snarling teeth as you walked by on the footpath was scary. They would at times pound the iron fences with complete savagery and at other times they would completely ignore you.
    The neighbour's assurances that they were harmless fell on deaf ears with me.
    One day I noticed that they were not there and on enquiring with the owner he informed me that some bastard had thrown baits over and poisoned the two dogs. That is terrible. The owner did not replace his two mates!
    Colin

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