Dogs were used to protect herd
I AM replying in response to Branwyn Welsh's letter (Sentinel, August 28) following the stories about Posh and Becks, pictured below.
I have to say it is shocking and very sad that a 'dog owner' can think the way you do.
Rottweilers were not used to attack dogs, they were used to herd livestock.
They are one of the oldest herding breeds and were used to protect the cattle from robbers.
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Only now in this day and age are they used as guard dogs. They were never used to attack dogs.
A true Rottweiler is a wonderfully- natured animal.
Have you ever known any rotties?
I have. They make great family dogs and I'm surprised you didn't know what they were used for years ago.
Staffies were used for dog fighting, Boxers were used for fighting bears and others things, Collies are working dogs and Greyhounds race. Does this mean none of these breeds should be family pets and are dangerous?
All dogs were made to do these things by humans.
I worked at a dogs' home for nearly four years and came across lots of Rottweilers and I will one day own one myself as they are an amazing breed and the majority of them get on with other dogs.
I am an owner of an English Bull Terrier. He is my third Bull Terrier and all of them were fantastic with dogs and cats. Please do not criticise a breed you know nothing about!
KAYLEIGH GARNER Blythe Bridge