The Golden Rottie is a relatively new hybrid breed, which means that we don’t have a whole lot of backstory in his creation. Despite this fact, we do know lots of great facts regarding his parent breeds; the Golden Retriever and the Rottweiler. With this information, we can piece together a bit about why the Golden Rottie was created and what his temperament may be like. For instance, the Golden Retriever has quite an extensive fan following with the Golden Retriever Club of America that has gathered lots of information regarding his history and origin. This breed was created back in the 18th century in the country of Scotland at the estate of Lord Tweedmouth. Tweedmouth set out to create the perfect retriever, one with an excellent nose and very attuned to the needs of his master. These traits have stayed firm all throughout the growth of the Golden Retriever; which is why they are still one of the most popular breeds ever created. They are exceptionally loyal, kind, attentive, and loving as well as being the perfect athletic hunting companion. To this day the Golden is used as a show dog, family pet, and hunting companion. The Rottweiler, on the other hand, does not have as detailed of an origin story. We do know that they were most likely descendants of the Molossus, which was a powerfully built mastiff-type dog from Rome. They were used as cattle herders, and therefore had to be tough and built well. Over the centuries, the Rottweilers grew to also become popular guard dogs for livestock, the owner’s money, and even carts of meat that the strong dogs pulled around the town for butchers. It comes as no surprise that with jobs such as these, the Rottweiler would be bred with a more aggressive nature, which without careful training, tends to run away with him from time to time. Despite this fact, the loyalty and protective nature towards his family kept the Rottweiler popular and in the 1920s the first Rottie made its way to America. Not long after, the breed was registered by the American Kennel Club in the year 1931. Ever since then, the Rottweiler’s have remained popular, which isn’t always a good thing. Constant and careless breeding led to quite a few generations of Rottweilers that had temperament issues. Thankfully, dedicated and reputable breeders have worked hard to save the breed and hold onto those wonderful qualities that outshine any aggression or overprotective nature. These dogs are loving, loyal, and dedicated to their families at all cost. They are used to this day as show dogs, work animals, and family pets.