Your New Rottland has not been around long enough to build a history so you have to look at the histories of the parents. The Newfoundland originated on Newfoundland Island in Canada from the Tibetan Mastiff and possibly the Great Pyrenees and French Hound. They have been popular as water dogs since the 1700s and were found working alongside fishermen helping to round up the fish that got away from the nets. They have a dense, water-repellent coat and webbed feet, which make this breed the perfect swimming buddy and fishing companion aid. Some say the breed was brought to Newfoundland Island by European fisherman but others believe they are related to the Labrador, which originated in Canada as well. The Newfoundland is most well-known for saving many lives of those who were drowning after a shipwreck in 1919. They became part of the American Kennel Club in 1886 and they are the 35th most popular breed of dog in America. The Rottweiler descended from the German Shepherd, Mastiff, and Drover Dogs way back in 1st century Germany. They were originally used for guarding and herding cattle and then for pulling wagons and carts. In the 19th century, they almost became extinct because these jobs no longer existed thanks to technology. However, Rottweiler lovers started Rottweiler clubs and made sure they did not disappear completely. They became officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 and they are now the 8th most popular breed of dog in the United States.