The Rottweiler is a medium to large size breed of domestic dog. The dogs were known as "Rottweil butchers' dogs" (German: Rottweiler Metzgerhund) because they were used to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat and other products to market.

The Rottweiler is a medium to large size breed of domestic dog. The dogs were known as “Rottweil butchers’ dogs” (German: Rottweiler Metzgerhund) because they were used to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat and other products to market.

Nine-Year-Old Rescued from Rottweiler via Fireman’s Ladder

Preston, England – It may seem like overkill but not to the people involved. Local firefighters in this city of 113,000, responded to an emergency call by neighbors to rescue a nine-year-old boy who was left alone in the house with the family Rottweiler.

The boy was in the upper level of the residence and could not descend to the lower level out of fear of the Rottweiler. Neighbors heard the boy’s pleas for help and called police at around 12:30AM. Firefighters choose to avoid any confrontation with the canine and instead used a ladder to reach the upper-level of the home and bring the child down to safety.

The boy was subsequently placed in the care of other family members. As for the caregivers who were supposed to be caring for him, they have been arrested on charges of “child neglect”.

The people arrested were a 39-year-old male and a 73-year-old female. No word on why they left the boy alone. Rottweiler’s are known as attack dogs and are very muscular.

In recent years, there have been incidences of maulings by Rottweiler’s due to their powerful jaws.

The firefighters cannot be blamed for not wanting to confront such an animal if they didn’t have to.

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A child had to be rescued from a house in Preston after being left home alone with a Rottweiler.
http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/child-rescued-from-rottweiler-1-5584816