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Rottweiler

a large, very powerfully built dog with massive, broad head, small pendant ears and short docked tail. The short coat is black with tan markings on the face, chest and legs. The breed is predisposed to osteochondrosis, diabetes mellitus, sesamoiditis, leukoencephalomyelopathy and neuroaxonal dystrophy.
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Rottweiler owners in South Shields make every week a special occasion to celebrate walking their dogs.
He said: "From our point of view, Jake the Rottweiler stopped a serious sexual assault from becoming even worse.
Newsome three-year-old Kaden Shaw-Britton had his arm broken by a Rottweiler in January.
We are advising people to be cautious when out walking and not to bring out their pets until the Rottweilers are caught.
The rottweilers were found and returned to their owners who said they hadn't realised they had escaped over a high security wall.
The owner of the collie and the terrier ended up on the floor with a dog lead wrapped around his legs as he tried to fend off the two Rottweilers, who it appeared had got out of a nearby compound.
On the other hand, he said, in a family experienced with the breed, "you can have a Rottweiler that's as tame as a sheep.
Rottweilers tend to bond with a family and become extremely protective of that family.
The 10-stone family rottweiler was supposed to be a family pet.
They should also accept unconditionally that breeds of dogs that are inbred with killer tendencies - and let's all be honest, that includes Rottweilers - should be put down immediately when that dog crosses the line from pet pooch to potential slaughterer.
Instead of looking after the animals, they leave them tied up and neglected, causing the frustrated and untrained rottweilers to attack defenceless victims, he added.