Rottweiler


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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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A Northumbria Police spokesman confirmed the owner of the rottweiler had been identified and spoken to by officers regarding the dog's behaviour and inquiries into the incident were ongoing
The stepmum-of-three said: " Rottweilers are not vicious by nature, they merely reflect the conduct and ignorance of their owners.
Ross wrestled one of the Rottweilers to the ground and kept it in headlock clinch for 10 minutes while Glyn hurriedly made two makeshift rope leads to subdue them.
She struck the rottweiler a number of times, but it wouldn't let go of the child.
She struck the Rottweiler a number of times but it wouldn't let go of the child.
The events of last week, including also the mauling of two-year-old Harvey Lawrence by a Rottweiler at his grandmother's home has proved beyond doubt that this mollycoddling Dangerous Dogs Act needs to be changed, NOW, to prevent more deaths such as that of little Caydee-Lee.
A WOMAN was last night recovering in hospital after being mauled by a pet Rottweiler.
The injured Rottweiler was euthanized later that night at a veterinary facility.
The breeds that MetLife has identified as a high risk include American Staffordshire Terrier, chow chow, German shepherd, Doberman pinscher, Malamute, husky, pit bull, Rottweiler, dingo and "any other dog that has a previous bite history," Berstein said.
DOG lover Martyn Straughan has told of the moment a rottweiler turned on him as he fought to save his pet pooch.
Officers appealed for the public's help in hunting down a suspect by describing the rottweiler as "black with a brown face and a long tail".
A PET owner has told of her horror as a rottweiler pounced on her as she walked her dog.