The Rottweiler is a medium to large size breed of domestic dog that originated in Rottweil, Germany. The dogs were known as “Rottweil butchers’ dogs”  because they were used to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat and other products to market.  However, the same traits that made these dogs effective herders can also be dangerous without the proper training.   The CDC reported that over a 19-year period Rottweilers were responsible for killing 29 individuals, which is second only to the Pit Bull.

Types of Rottweiler aggression that cause attacks:

  • Redirected Aggression – is when a dog is unable to take out their aggression out on the issue causing him/her frustration, stress, or anxiety
  • Dominance Aggression – occurs when the dog wants to take control of the situation or person, this includes but not limited to: snapping, growling, lunging, and barking.
  • Fear Aggression – is when the dog possessive a fear over a compromising situation. The dog retreats but may quickly and without warning.
  • Possessive Aggression – also know as territorial. When a dog feels his/her space is violated in defense will attack to protect their personal space.

If a Rottweiler is not properly trained, the consequences may be severe, causing traumatic injuries or even death. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a rottweiler, it is a good idea to contact a New Jersey Dog Attack Attorney. We understand the complexities of New Jersey laws related to dog bites and we have experience successfully representing those who have been seriously injured or maimed in a Rottweiler attack.

Emotional Injuries Caused By Rottweiler Attacks

Being bitten by a Rottweiler, or by any dog, for that matter, can be extremely stressful emotionally. The experience of being attacked by a dog may cause you or your child to experience a fear of dogs that you are not able to volitionally control, or suffer from other emotional trauma associated you’re your physical injuries. We understand how devastating both the physical and emotional aspects of a dog attack can be. We will do everything we can to obtain just compensation for you and your family.

Contact a New Jersey Dog Bite Attorney today for a free consultation.