The Rottewiler Is One Of The Descendents
Of Roman Drover Dogs
The origin of the Rottweiler is not a documented record. Once this is recognized, actual history tempered by reasonable supposition indicates the likelihood he is descended from one of the drover dogs indigenous to ancient Rome.
We have no reason to doubt that descendants of the original Roman drover dogs continued to guard the herds through the next two centuries. The services of a dog capable of keeping the herd intact during the long march were needed.