15 Historical Facts About Rottweilers You Might Not Know

Since there is no reliable data on how the ancestors of modern Rottweilers appeared in Germany, it can only be assumed that large, balanced, and strong butcher dogs could accompany the herds of the armies of the Roman Empire in their steady advance through Europe. In turn, large Molossians came to Rome from Asia, where they have long lived in Zoroastrian families, guarding houses and livestock. The area that gave the name to the breed was called the land of Flavia in ancient times.

#1 The ancestors of the Rottweilers – the Molossians – made their way to the territory of Western Europe together with the legions of Claudius Augustus, after the Roman convoys crossed the Alps and conquered the southern part of modern Germany.

#2 Large and ferocious dogs became involved in the protection and grazing of cattle.

#3 The breed got its name in honor of the city of Rottweil in southwestern Germany.

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