Sri Lanka
January 10, 2007 10:05pm CST
Are rottweilers really vicious?
6 responses
• United States
16 Mar 07
No, they are not vicious by nature or breed. They were actually bred to be cart dogs. They would pull heavy carts of produce to the market place. Then somebody got it in their mind since they were so big and "mean" looking to use them in battles. They are not a mean breed though. Your small dogs are the "mean" breeds. They are more likely to bite than a big breed. If you want a vicious dog go get a chihuahua. I know, I've been attacked by chihuahua's! Every chihuahua I have ever been around attacked me. I'm 5'1" and less than 100 lbs. The owners told me it's because the dogs think I'm a kid?! I've walked up to many rotts, shepherds, pitts, and mattifs and never been attacked.
@aweins (4203)
• India
27 Feb 07
a rottweiler is a large,robust and powerful dog-breed originating from the hands of a responsible owner,a well-trained and socialized rottweiler can be reliable alert dog and a loving untrained or poorly trained,however can be destructive and if allowed to run at large,may pose a significant physical threat due to its size and is not usually a barker.aggression in them is associated with poor breeding, poor handling, lack of socialization, natural guarding tendencies, and abuse.when my hubby was in mexico he was having one and he love dogs.rottweilers the most.he was searching for a pure breed here in India too, but was not able to find .
@ediza02 (107)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
It depends on how you train them.. I think Vicious rottweiler are the owner's failure. They are very sweet dog who loves to be cuddled. I got one who loves to watch TV with us, sits inbetween us and complains if ur not cuddling him. They are great guard dogs and very loyal. Just treat them as a member of the family.
• Netherlands
16 Jan 07
i have a 2year old female rottweiler and a 1year old daughter. they are best friends. its all about how you raise them. mine is like a big teddybear that like to hug
@kerijate (377)
• Australia
12 Jan 07
They can be very vicious, but usually in a protective way. It mainly depends on how you teach them.
@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
11 Jan 07
They do seem to have a quick change in them, they are lovly dogs but there does seem to be a problem there.