What is more dangerous: German import Rottweilers, crocodiles or humans all together?

So does that mean that Rottweilers and Stingrays should all be shot dead? And when you loved to watch Steve Erwin playing with and handling crocodiles, should you conclude they are gentle enough you could safely swim with them? I don’t think so!

I got some comments in my Clever dog names post about Rottweilers as if I am advocating that Rottweilers are bad. Well, I am not.

My first dog was a Rottweiler and the main reason I bought him was because he would grow big and therefore could help me out guarding my house that I lived in all by myself.

It’s definitely not a dog to keep on your tiny apartment: this dog has lots of energy and needs to let off steam. A daily walk and workout keeps your dog healthy, in the sense that they won’t act madly energetic around you nor around others. And although Rottweilers look fierce, they are lovely around kids.

Facts about Rottweilers

facts about RottweilersSome facts about Rottweiler and picture from the Belgian Army

  • Rottweilers are a large dog breed originating in Germany as herding dogs.
  • Rottweilers worked as beasts of burden, carrying wood and other products to market.
  • During the first and second World Wars, Rottweilers were put into service as war time guard dogs.
  • Currently they are frequently used as guard and police dogs.
  • A well trained and socialized Rottweiler is a reliable, alert dog and a loving companion.
  • Rottweilers are fond of children, very devoted, quick to learn, and eager to please.
  • Rottweilers that are not receiving the mental stimulation they need, will find creative and sometimes destructive ways to elicit it. Behavioral problems as chewing, barking for attention can be a result of lack of human interaction.


The Rottweiler is a working dog that is also good for:

  • protection of children,
  • guard duties.

Warning signs

Any poorly trained dog can become a danger in the wrong circumstances!

Lots of pets will warn you before they go to their ultimate defense: attack. Rottweilers don’t waste too much time giving warnings. When the male attacks, he tends to go very still: no warning growl nor warning movement…

Who is the biggest killer of them all?

Well: switch on your TV news and count:

  • how many people are killed by Rottweilers today?
  • how many people are killed by other people today?

That should give you an indication that it is not German import Rottweilers we need to be afraid of… humans clearly have a more violent nature…

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3 Responses

  1. 1 Dog Spirit Guide | Guide for training a dog
    2008 Apr 29

    […] instance: German Import Rottweilers are good working dogs, so make sure they are trained to do a lot of things. Hunting dogs say it […]

  2. 2 rottiegirl4ever
    2009 Feb 28

    AWESOME POST!!! People need to look at the death rate around them and know it is PEOPLE who kill things!!!!!!! A dog doesn’t decide to kill someone and think about it everyday. ROTTWEILERS ARE AWESOME!!!!!

  3. 3 Dog Spirit Guide | The Dogs Name
    2011 Mar 14

    […] instance: German Import Rottweilers are good working dogs, so make sure they are trained to do a lot of things. Hunting dogs say it […]

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