The Rottweiler is a breed of domestic dog, regarded as medium-to-large or large. The dogs were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweil butchers' dogs, because their main use was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market.This continued until the mid-19th century when railways replaced droving. Although still used to herd stock in many parts of the world, Rottweilers are now also used as search and rescue dogs, guard dogs, and police dogs. more
There are many reasons to want a guard dog: for personal protection, protection of property, or simply to know when a visitor is at the door. Unfortunately, guard dogs sometimes get a bad reputation, when in reality, the traits that make them fierce protectors are also the ones that make them incredible pets (and c'mon, most German shepherds are just giant goofballs).
According to the American Kennel Club, the best guard dogs are devoted, brave, and know when to fight off an intruder — but that doesn't mean they're vicious in their daily lives. Give them the training they need when they're young, and these pets will do everything they can to protect you. Just as important, they'll make you feel safe and offer you a lifetime of love and affection. And for more intimidating pups, check out the best large dog breeds that make amazing pets. more