The Rottweiler originated from Germany because one of their uses was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market. It is one of the oldest of herding breeds with a history possibly dating back to the Roman Empire. It may be a descendant of ancient Roman drover dogs; a mastiff-type dog that was a dependable, rugged dog with great intelligence and guarding instincts.

During their quest to conquer Europe, the Roman legion traveled in large numbers across the continent. The non-existence of refrigeration meant the soldiers had to bring herds of cattle with them on their excursions for food. These drover dogs were not only used to keep the herds of cattle together, but to guard the supply stock at night. Around A.D. 74 the Roman army traveled across the Alps and into what is now Southern Germany.

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A town in this region was eventually given the name Rottweil. It became an important trade center and the descendants of the Roman cattle dogs proved their worth by driving the cattle to market and protecting the cattle from robbers and wild animals. The dogs are said to have been used by travelling butchers at markets during the Middle Ages to guard money pouches tied around their necks. The dogs eventually came to be called Rottweiler Metzgerhunds meaning Rottweil butcher's dogs.

Rottweilers are now used as search and rescue dogs, as guide dogs for the blind, as guard dogs and police dogs. At NMF Kennels we breed Rottweilers for guard and protection purposes.

If you want a dog who:

  • Is large, stocky, muscular, and powerful

  • Is handsome and easy to groom

  • Is calm, steady-tempered, and confident

  • Is very loyal to his family and 

  • Makes an intimidating-looking deterrent.

A Rottweiler may be right for you. And we will stop at nothing at NMF Kennels to get you nothing but a quality filled Rottweiller!