Looking for a new dog should be a fun experience for everyone. Maybe you’ve been searching for the breeds that best suit your family or current living situation. It could be, also, that you’ve stuck with the same breed throughout your life. Whatever the case may be, it’s imperative to do plenty of research on potential breeds. The Rottweiler breed has a pretty incredible history. Keep reading to learn some background information about one of the most intelligent dog breeds out there.

The Rottweiler, which dates back to the Roman Empire, may be a descendant of ancient Roman drover dogs. This mastiff-type dog was dependable, rugged, and had unmatched guarding instincts. Quick side note: Roman legions traveled in large numbers during their quest to conquer Europe. But the lack of refrigeration meant soldiers brought herds of cattle for food. Therefore, the soldiers relied on drover dogs to keep the herd together and guard it at night. As the Romans traveled across the Alps, these animals played a major role in herding and driving cattle for trade.

A town in what is now southern Germany was eventually given the name ‘Rottweil.’ The descendants of the aforementioned Roman cattle dogs would drive the cattle to the market and offer protection from robbers and wild animals. It’s been said that these dogs were used by traveling butchers during the Middle Ages to guard money pouches around their necks. Soon, the dogs became known as Rottweiler metzgerhunds, or “butcher dogs.” Unfortunately, the demand for Rottweilers declined once folks began to use railroads as the primary method for moving stock to the market.

The First and Second World Wars led to quite the revival of interest in the Rottweiler breed. Serving as police dogs, Rottweilers were plenty busy. In fact, they were messenger, ambulance, draught, and guard dogs.

The first Rottweiler club in Germany was founded on January 13th, 1914. The following year, we saw the formation of the South German Rottweiler Club (which eventually became the International Rottweiler Club). Between the two, nearly 3,500 Rottweilers were counted. While the German Rottweiler Club focused on producing working dogs, it did not emphasize the actual morphology of the breed.

It wasn’t until 1931 that the Rottweiler was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. As time went on, it became apparent that U.S. families had fallen in love with the breed. The Rottweiler reached an all-time high in popularity with it being the most registered dog by the American Kennel Club in the mid-1990s. Just four years ago, the American Kennel Club ranked the breed as the ninth-most popular purebred dog in the U.S.

About Our Purebred Rottweilers

At Secreti Haus Rottweilers, we strive to produce a well-balanced family dog that preserves the work ethic and virtues of its ancestors. That’s why we place such high value on three things: genetics, upbringing, and nutrition.

Genetics

The best Rottweiler breeding starts with a strong producing female. That’s exactly what we found with Ally von Carpio. Dominant in the show ring, Ally also had remarkable health with clear hips, elbows, and cardiovascular attributes. Thanks to Ally, our program officially began.

Upbringing

Our Rottweiler puppies learn pack structure, social interaction, and positive/negative association from mom. We have developed a puppy program that works in concert with natural pack curriculum, while also introducing independence, environmental desensitizing, socializing, and confidence building. Secreti Haus also exposes our Rottweiler pups to children, adult strangers, adult dogs, horses, as well as different surfaces and loud noises. From there, we get into an extensive training process that builds trust and communication with your dog.

Nutrition

Our purebred Rottweiler pups only eat raw, balanced, and natural diets. One of the most intelligent dog breeds, these animals deserve the best. That’s why we provide them with alkaline-filtered water, raw natural food, natural treats, and performance supplements. Our food is 100 percent USDA certified, inspected, and approved.

Now that you know the history of Rottweilers and how we raise ours, what are you waiting for? Whether you’ve been searching for the best guard dog breeds or family dog breeds, we hope that you choose the Rottweiler. Call now to ask about Rottweiler puppies for sale.