Rottweiler’s were originally bred as German working dogs who were used to help farmers drive cattle. Since then, they have held a number of positions, including working with the military and police force. Because most Rotty’s weigh in at a hundred pounds and up, people assume that they must be naturally aggressive guard dogs. Sadly, as a result, big dogs, like Rottweilers, are often the last to be adopted at shelters. Labeled as a “vicious breed,” there are laws that can make owning a Rottweiler difficult in many places. However, these myths about the innate aggression of these dogs couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Rottweiler’s, like every other breed of dog, are a product of their environment. Because of their impressive size and power, cruel people train them to seem aggressive, creating a negative public image. In reality, Rotty’s are not only loyal, but they can also be some of the biggest lap dogs ever! In this picture, Imgur user Bob Sacamano shows us just how sweet and spoiled his big baby is his grandma comes to visit … that face, though!
This is what pure love looks like.
This hilarious image is proof that judging dogs based on their breeds and size doesn’t take into account their individuality, which can be as unique as it is in the human world. Dogs are one of the few animal species that live to serve their humans. What a shame that the dogs get blamed when humans encourage and reinforce negative behavior?
Given the proper amount of love, training and attention any dog of any breed can grow up to be a sweet loving baby like this one. If you would like to open your home and heart to a large and loving dog like this one, please contact your local animal shelter.
Image source: Imgur