Anubis is my 10 month old 100lb Rotti and I have proven without a shadow of a doubt that proper training from birth and socialization is so important. We took him to my daughter's school everyday of his life and let 15-30 kids play and pet him. With this breed you must never let them become the alpha male of the house. My eight year old daughter has more control over him than an adult would.
Every night on our walks people physically cross the street when they see us coming. I always shout out to people that he is harmless as they go by. In actual fact he has been harassed by more smaller dogs who have tried to bite him while he is sitting quietly than he would even raise a nose at! Everytime we go to a lease free park other dogs snarl and bark at him and try to dominate him while he just sits there and takes it. Of course if he ever decided to defend himself you all know who would get in trouble. Me.
I have trained him exactly the way I would expect him to behave. He is as gentle as Rottweiler's go and he would protect anyone in my family especially my daughter to his death.
The one thing that is good about all this is people in my neibourhood are taking notice of how good Anubis is and they are asking a lot of questions and I think that this is a good start to informing people on how to train their dogs properly.
It's a real shame about all this muzzle ***t. Especially if you are a caring owner who has done everything right. Unfortunately too many ***holes have ruined it for a lot of people.
I don't know if any of you have heard this but a couple of weeks ago I heard that airlines won't allow Rottweiler's, Pit Bulls or Bulls of any kind, and German Shepards on planes anymore. Another thing we can thank all those bad owners for as well.
Sorry I've got quite a lot to say about this stuff!
Have a good night everyone.