I bet even if it was a stranger, the woman wouldn’t freak out. With two great protectors that she has, I am sure she feels safe. Rottweilers have a long history. In Roman Empire they were used as herding and guarding dogs. Later they were called butcher dogs, because they were used for pulling carts with meats for butchers. Rottweiler almost fell into extinction after the needs of their services was not needed anymore. It was the early 1900s when the first Rottweiler club was established. The breed became popular as a police dog. Rottweilers served in First and Second World Wars as as messenger, ambulance, draught, and guard dogs. In 1931 the Rottweiler was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. In 2013, the American Kennel Club ranked the Rottweiler as the 9th most popular purebreed in the United States. These dogs are very intelligent, devoted, strong-willed, and almost insensitive to pain. They are very protective of their family, but require a lot of training and exercise. Obedience training and socialization are musts for this breed. They make perfect service dogs, because of their will to get the job done. Rottweiler is happiest when given a task to perform.